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Sustainability Buyer Analyst

Company: AutoNation
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

AutoNation Headquarters Position Summary: Provide analytical support to category management teams to create a fact-based decision-making approach by leveraging all available data sources, specifically in the areas of energy management, facility decarbonization and EV deployment. Role is responsible for the sustainable sourcing function for a variety of goods and services to support AutoNation's building construction and maintenance team (CRES). Source for other indirect items as deemed appropriate, includes managing, and maintaining master data within the Coupa Procure to Pay system, USGN (Building Construction) and Service Channel (Building Maintenance) and ensuring that AutoNation receives the best overall value for its expenditures. Organizational Relationships: Key member of the Procurement team supporting CRES sustainability initiatives and will contribute widely to the development of process and capability of the entire Procurement function. Internally, interacts with senior and functional management as well as a broad array of stakeholders across the organization. Externally, interfaces with incumbent and potential suppliers Internally, Accounting, Purchasing, Sales, and CRES Job Responsibilities: Purchase the appropriate goods and services as required by the Construction and Maintenance (CRES) teams in a timely manner Evaluate electric and natural gas utility offerings nationwide to provide decision support for EV and EV charger deployment. Apply creative methods to negotiate with suppliers to obtain the optimum value from both a cost/benefit and sustainability perspective. Work closely with operations and maintenance personnel to assure their needs are being met Administer the Coupa Procure to Pay system, USGN and Service Channel purchase orders as appropriate for sustainable procurement initiatives. Develop and enhance long-term supplier relationships within a win-win environment Manage match exceptions and invoice reconciliations Act as a liaison between procurement, corporate stakeholders and dealership management on initiatives related to field level transactions and agreements through a sustainability lens Identify and support productivity initiatives resulting in best quality, at best value Work with internal stakeholders to streamline the buying procedures within the Coupa procure to pay system, USGN and Service Channel Support inventory initiatives as required Prepare and solicit bids and quotations as needed Support vendor managed inventory programs Maintain supplier business relationships Support the CRES category management function with analytics identifying potential sourcing opportunities with special focus on ESG opportunities Analyze responses to requests for proposal in support of the CRES category management function Perform other job-related functions as assigned Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or related field of study; or any equivalent combination of relevant background, skills, and experience. Master's degree in Sustainable Business or similar credentials preferred. 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or a related field High degree of judgment, independent decision making, and a keen focus on customer service required. Effectively communicates and interacts across all levels of the organization including Store and Regional Teams, Corporate Management and Senior Leadership. Excellent communications and problem-solving skills Working knowledge of Procurement analytics, eSourcing and Procure to Pay systems i.e., Ariba, SpendHQ, Coupa etc. Expertise in advanced functionality of the MS Office Suite. Automotive dealership and/or parts experience is preferred but not required. Next Possible Position: Category Manager/Sustainable Sourcing ManagerCompany OverviewAs America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates' professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We've sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research.Benefits Click here to learn more about our Benefits. Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: AutoNation, Fort Lauderdale , Sustainability Buyer Analyst, Professions , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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