Procurement Analyst

World Bank Group, Chennai, India

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th June, 2019

Job Description

About the World Bank Group:

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Organization Location: The Market Research Analyst position is located in the SPA, Corporate Procurement Unit (SPACP) in Chennai, India. This position reports to a Team Leader based in Chennai who in turn reports to the Chief, Corporate Procurement.

General Description: SPACP is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services to support World Bank Group offices worldwide.

This position shall enable creation of a Research Infrastructure and perform research in the areas of procurement trends, market potential, market size, supplier search, supplier assessments to aid sourcing and category management decisions, gather and analyze data and prepare reports and recommendations to aid decision making.

This position provides selective research, analytical and statistical assistance in support of procurement work that aligns with the priorities of the Unit. This includes analysis of procurement spend, identification of and analysis of such matters as non-compliance, sole/single source tracking, spend by material groups, vendor analyses and performance tracking, the preparation of reports to aid management of procurement actions and Unit performance. The position requires specialized analytical skills and comparable work experience, in predictive data analysis and insights, data warehouse and market research, and shall demonstrate excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Due to the requirements of the job, this position may involve some travel.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Key accountabilities for this position include:

  • Create a market intelligence infrastructure
  • Operationalize and integrate market intelligence in category management, risk management and sustainable procurement
  • Support the category managers to conduct category, market, supplier analyses
  • Provide benchmarks
  • Undertake analysis and prepare reports involving quantification and evaluation of procurement priorities
  • Provide information and analysis with respect to compliance/adherence to Corporate Procurement services standards, policies and procedures
  • Create and maintain reports to support the procurement work program
  • Work independently seeking guidance and instruction on new, unusual or complex assignments
  • Work implies frequent interaction with Officers, Project Task Managers, Business Unit Managers, Contracts Officers, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Education: MS/MA/MBA and OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: 5 years
  • Conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Experience in usage of Market Research Tools, Information Portals and Research House Sites
  • Experience in procurement market research/market intelligence
  • A passion for collection and application of procurement data and analytics to real world business decisions
  • Ability to create and refine ideas or solutions to problems, communicate these solutions and benefits to team members, and keep various research projects on track
  • Excellent visualization, presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply software programs for analysis and database management
  • Ability to gather data from primary and secondary sources and conduct multi-level research
  • Knowledge of international procurement practices highly desirable
  • Knowledge of SAP highly desirable
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with ability to prepare, present, and discuss findings in written and oral form
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues


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