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Analyst, Corporate Procurement

Galveston, TX, US, 77550


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

 

What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

American National is seeking a Corporate Procurement Analyst. The Analyst role ensures that products, services, and vendor relationships are in the best interest of American National. This position is responsible for the evaluation of vendors and contracts including the Requests for Quotes (RFQ), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI). This position works under minimal supervision on complex assignments that require considerable independent discretion and judgement. This role is project based and is required to work on projects requiring; research, negotiation skills, and evaluation of services and be able to make a recommendation based on their research. They would provide recommendations of supplier selections based on research. They would support the business areas in evaluations of goods or services and are able to provide support when in negotiations.

 

Requirements:


•    Request information and do an impartial evaluation of a vendor or supplier’s offerings. If a contractual agreement is entered, they will make sure that the contract is fully executed and stored into the Contract Lifecycle Management System.
•    Provide proper documentation to have a new vendor setup in SAP.
•    Work with legal counsel to make sure all documents are reviewed by legal counsel before being sent to leadership for signature.
•    Verify renewals of contracts are fully executed and entered in the Contract Lifecycle Management System (CLM).
•    Work with Coupa License holders to make sure a blanket purchase order is created on any contracts for spend.
•    Provide support of negotiations and evaluations of proposed projects for American National leadership at all levels.
•    Must have Strong Communication Skills, both Oral and Written, and be able to participate and/or lead team meetings. Should also have excellent active listening skills.
•    Must be able to evaluate and compare supplier quotes, bids and information and make a recommendation based on the findings. Will present these findings in presentations and provide supporting documentation.
•    Written communication is important since they will need to be able to create professional documents for supplies and internal customers. They will need to be detail oriented when evaluating bids for pricing and specifications.
•    Must be able to effectively lead a team within the Corporate Procurement Services Department.
•    Should demonstrate the desire to continually be learning and evolving. Corporate Procurement Services, because of the relationship with vendors and suppliers often privy to market changes and innovation.
•    Must be able to be adaptable and flexible to market changes and work towards continuing to innovate the items they are responsible for by leveraging relationships with internal customers and suppliers/vendors.

 

Qualifications:


•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required. Preferably concentration in Finance or Business.
•    4 – 6 years of business experience required. 2 – 4 years of procurement experience preferred.
•    Work with American National Team members and Suppliers/Vendors to facilitate Requests for Proposals, Request for Quotes and Invitations to Bid.
•    Must have a working knowledge of the categories they manage in order to lead the team members who report to them.
•    Ability to conform to shifting priorities in spend strategies, product demands and purchasing timelines through analytical capabilities.
•    Excellent Skills in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel. Experience in Microsoft PowerPoint is a plus.
•    Coupa and SAP experience is a plus.
•    Must manage the selection of preferred vendors and document the selection process for those vendors and maintain vendor evaluations for those preferred vendors.
•    Should desire to succeed and be willing to advance.
•    Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
•    Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
•    Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
•    Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
•    Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
•    Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

 

 

 

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

 

American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.

 

Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN

 

American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

 


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

Job Segment: ERP, Social Media, SAP, Pre-Sales, RFP, Marketing, Technology, Sales

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