Business Analytics Lead (Procurement)

Business Analytics Lead (Procurement) | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

Business Analytics Lead (Procurement)

Job location:
Cracow (hybrid: 2 days home office)

Ref. PL23- R302 – S03

Business Analytics Lead (Procurement) Location: Cracow (hybrid: 2 days home office) Ref.  PL23- R302 – S03

Our Client is a global pharmaceutical company.

The role:

As a Business Analytics Lead you will be  responsible for data projects, providing insightful data analysis and suggesting the best use of data to identify trends, patterns, issues to Business Leaders to achieve their strategic goals.

Person in this role should be an expert in data driven culture and educate organization on the value of data-driven approach. Understanding Procurement & Finance processes and policies, as well as knowing leading market practices are key to succeed in this position. What is more, having strong communication skills is essential as Business Analytics Lead will build relationships with Procurement & Finance organizations at all levels and liaise with partners or senior stakeholders (including Executive Management) in some instances. The candidate will  pay a key role in the strategic data related projects  and empower data culture.

Reporting line:  Process Excellence & Transformation Senior Manager

Scope: Europe, USA, NA

Team: 2 people

KPI’s: quality of data and reporting, timeliness

Key Responsibilities:

Taking a key part in data related projects (currently source to pay area), generating valuable data insights and suggesting the best use of data to identify root causes, trends, patterns, issues and concerns that should be highlighted to Business Leaders

  • Further contributing to decision-making on key issues by framing next level questions arising from the analysis, formulating and validating hypotheses, and developing options and scenarios
  • Acting as data analytics expert for internal stakeholders, by actively participating in and influencing discussions around data structure, data processing and reporting needs in order to support business decisions and process improvements
  • Gathering data related business requirements and translating them into detailed, unambiguous, business and functional requirements
  • Partnering with leadership team in order to implement a data-driven culture across the organization, suggesting market leading practices related to business analysis & data utilization
  • Designing and developing data management operating models (various domains like data governance, quality, architecture);
  • Managing Data Analytics team: recruitment, performance management, motivation, personal development and coaching
  • Pro-actively engaging, manage and build strong relationships with both business and technology stakeholders
  • Being responsible for the quality of reporting, by ensuring high quality, transparency and completeness of data


  • University degree in  a quantitative discipline - Finance, Mathematics or Statistics would be an advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience in data analytics field including data interpretation (finance or procurement area)
  • Experience in data analytics projects;
  • Experience and/or drive to manage data analytics teams;
  • Knowledge of SAP, Ariba, Concur, VIM and procurement & finance processes would be an asset;
  • Business acumen, as well as global and cultural awareness;
  • Experience in senior stakeholder management;
  • Advanced Microsoft suite knowledge and experience, especially advanced excel skills (other analytical tools would be an asset);
  • English at C1 level
  • Strong attention to details and data quality and a strong drive to use data to answer business questions
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Self-driven and independent
  • „Can-do’ attitude

Why to apply?: very interesting position to join new/ transformed department in the organization that is going through a major change to became a data driven one. It is a great opportunity for a person with procurement process knowledge, analytical skills (ability to translate data into valuable assets that will support the most important strategic organizational decisions), leadership skills (both connected with team and cooperation with the Leadership Team) and communication skills (ability to promote the new team within the organization and get the Leadership Team buy -in), proactiveness and ability to take a full ownership of team goals and activities.

Our client is looking for somebody who is knowledgeable, mature enough not to be micro managed, has a courage to express his/ hers opinions with senior management, who is a real team player (collaboration is one of the strongest values of the team) and who can be trusted.  

This is a unique possibility of driving data teams future, become a data focal point for the  senior stakeholders and supply them with meaningful data insights so that they can take better business decisions & achieve goals.

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