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Procurement Analytics - Associate Analyst

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Vail Resorts Procurement Analytics group provides accurate and timely reporting and data-driven insights in support of the Procurement department, including the Procurement Operations, Technology and Strategic Sourcing groups. Procurement Analytics also provides Vail Resorts broader Finance function with timely data reports and insights leveraging Procurement’s data assets and systems.

 

Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Procurement Analytics, the Associate Analyst will be responsible for existing Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) workflows, including leveraging Alteryx for maintenance, optimization and expansion of data workflows. Additionally, the individual will support the data governance and reporting efforts to drive better visibility into spend for utilization in analytics and sourcing decisions, ultimately impacting enterprise margins. Specifically, he/she will be expected to maintain the integrity of Procurement data assets and seek opportunities for compiling new datasets and reporting opportunities. Other responsibilities include collaborating with Operations, Technology, Sourcing and Accounts Payable to identify areas of opportunity for report development and curation along with providing analytical expertise in driving efficiencies and solving complex problems.

 

Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, possess analytical and problem-solving skills and will have demonstrated learning agility. The individual should have a demonstrated ability to quickly build subject matter expertise and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated the ability to persevere through ambiguity; an innate inquisitiveness; possess the drive to extend analytical capabilities; and have demonstrated emergent leadership capabilities.

 

Required skills/ experiences:

  • Comfort working with large data sets preferably using Alteryx or SQL
  • Maintain integrity of ETL workflows and reporting dashboards, always ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data assets
  • Perform data analyses using advanced Microsoft Excel skills (e.g. formulas, pivot tables, scenario modeling)
  • Distilling insights and crafting compelling recommendations through analyses and data visualization
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders to understand analytics needs; collect data for analysis/ reporting; and advise on analytical approach to answering questions and solving problems
  • Comfortable acting with autonomy under ambiguous circumstances – especially with regards to being out-front of issues and proactively aligning with stakeholders on remediation action plans
  • Where appropriate, escalate questions and issues to the Sr. Manager along with recommendations for mitigating actions

 

Preferred skills/ experiences:

  • Ability to seek and recommend process, program and system improvements aligned to strategic objectives; including identifying opportunities to improve training, content, and compliance definition and reporting
  • Ability to assist in creating business cases, including ROI modeling, for new capabilities (e.g. systems, licenses) and data assets
  • Analyzing data or constructing data workflows using Python or R
  • Developing, managing business intelligence (BI) environments using Microsoft SQL Server or other DBMS

 

Job Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Information Systems, Business, Finance, Economics, or related field; relevant work experience also accepted in lieu of education requirements
  • 2+ years relevant work experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel; proficient building reports in Tableau and manipulating data in SQL or Alteryx; experience with or demonstrated interest in data analysis using R or Python is preferred
  • This position requires analytical skills, problem solving skills, and strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast paced environment

 

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Requisition ID 164162


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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