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Procurement Analytics Principal Analyst (Remote)

Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Summary:

The Vail Resorts Source to Pay Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We are building a world class organization to support a growing company of 40 resorts, 55,000+ employees and a market capitalization of over $10 billion. We are in the midst of our transformation to bring best-in-class category management, sourcing, vendor management, procurement and payment tools to enable data-driven decision making at Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader.


Our team is driven by top-tier talent, state-of-the-art systems and tools, and strategic process management which identifies and delivers against the Company’s biggest supply chain value opportunities.  As part of our build out and development of a sustainable high-performing team, we have identified a new opportunity to drive value into the future based on data driven insights.  This is an opportunity to join the team at a critical inflection point and shape how we create value into the future.


Reporting to the Director of Procure to Pay, Advancement & Analytics, the Procurement Analytics Principal Analyst will be responsible for advancing our analytical capabilities to elicit new insights and glean untapped opportunities to drive value to the enterprise, including impacting enterprise margins. The individual will support data analysis, insight generation and reporting across the source to pay function.


Specifically, he/she will be expected to facilitate and maintain the integrity of Procurement data assets and seek opportunities for compiling new datasets and reporting opportunities. Other responsibilities include collaborating across Procurement, Accounts Payable and key business partners to identify areas of opportunity for report development and curation along while 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.


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote


Job Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Information Systems, Business, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain, Statistics, or related field; M.S. or MBA Preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in analytics or data science, with demonstrated success in modeling, report generation, and deep analysis.
  • Experience leading all financial planning and analysis functions including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes. Service industry experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of both procurement and accounts payable, with an orientation to value creation and core business drivers.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with ability to synthesize information, develop insights and communicate effectively in presentations and in-person meetings.
  • Excellent communication skills with significant experience working with executives.
  • Superb attention to detail balanced by ability to focus on the "big picture."
  • Distill insights and craft compelling recommendations through analyses and data visualization
  • Strong proficiency in Excel; proficient in manipulating data in SQL or Alteryx and building reports in Tableau
  • Analytical skills, problem solving skills, and strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast paced environment


Preferred Skills:

  • 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
  • Developing, managing business intelligence (BI) environments using Microsoft SQL Server or other DBMS
  • Analyzing data or constructing data workflows using open source programming languages such as Python or R


The budgeted range starts at $90,000 - $113,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


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.

Requisition ID 469687