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Sourcing Analyst Job

Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this job is to support the facilitation and analysis of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement projects and realize savings more quickly through speed to market. This role will primarily support the Indirect and Owned Brands Sourcing Team but will also have responsibility for some procurement initiatives.



Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities

  • Represent and lead BJ’s project teams in the supplier selection process and contract negotiations through Auctions and the RFx process
  • Assist in the analysis of the supplier marketplace data to create a competitive bidding environment
  • Ensure bid documents and structure is consistent, appropriate for vendor viewing, and all-inclusive which may require reviewing and interpreting invoices and contracts
  • Use project management tools to efficiently document and communicate progress and results to managers, directors, and executives through PowerPoint presentations.
  • Communicate project progress to functional team members to ensure that deliverables and milestones deliver on schedule.
  • Manage and collaborate with the project coordinator role which directly reports to this position
  • Develop models and evaluate opportunities based on total cost of ownership and provide to senior management the information necessary to determine the best method for BJ’s to increase efficiency, solve or re-engineer a process while reducing costs and increasing EBITDA.
  • Collect and analyze large data sets from internal and externals sources for the Spend Analysis system/process for strategic sourcing, business users, and strategic partners. The Spend Analysis system requires daily management of business rules, contract expiration status and organizational changes.
  • Infer trends and mathematical anomalies such as the spread of high and low pricing and provide input on why they exist from data provided. Interpret data and apply that knowledge to the project. Strong Excel skills a must.
  • Identify benchmarks using the total cost of ownership to project savings to determine the re-forecast plan for finance
  • Create and review contract and agreements to ensure they are in BJ’s best interest and written in approved legal language. This may include negotiations with suppliers to compromise on differences. Completed agreements must have a senior person review and approve which includes Confidentiality agreements needed for bids.
  • Responsible for creating/maintaining reports, spreadsheets, and databases as required; generate reports to aid the tracking of information as required, and communicate findings as directed.
  • Create, maintain and improve various department templates, guides documents and files; i.e., compose/create short letters or memos, spreadsheets, reports, and PowerPoint slides; proofread documents to ensure grammatical accuracy.


  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Handles basic issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Possesses beginning to working knowledge of subject matter.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Decision-making skills, oral and written communication skills, analytical thinking skills, detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines.

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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