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Data Analyst/Programmer

Job ID 33441 Location Syracuse, New York Organization Procurement and Contract Management Department P2P Operational Excellence

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National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, spanning the US and the UK. Our businesses supply gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. But we also drive change through engineering innovation and by incubating new ideas with the power to revolutionize our industry.  

As the world changes to embrace cleaner energy and businesses shift to operate in a more responsible way, we are leading that charge. We are focused on finding ways to decarbonize the energy system; from investing in renewable energy generation in the US, to building interconnectors to allow the UK to share clean energy with our neighbors in Europe. 

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential. 

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals with critical thinking skills who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through a major transformation. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in joining the  organization we want to hear from you! 

Job Purpose

This position is a hybrid role between data analytics and programming.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for creating and maintaining metrics, reporting, and automations along with overseeing daily Procure to Pay operations, delivering process improvements within the end to end Supply Chain process (e.g. Accounts Payable, Master Data, Procurement, Inventory Management, etc.) and supporting the overall Performance Excellence Strategy.

Key Accountabilities

•    Monitoring the health of various Procure to Pay automations and developing new programs as needed
•    Extracting data and analyzing information from multiple systems to support and optimize departmental goals, operational improvements and streamline processes
•    Maintain controls and monitor data to detect data quality issues as it relates to the Procure to Pay processes.
•    Manage day to day relationships in order to understand requirements, deliver appropriate solutions and coordinate work with other Analysts and Associates.
•    Support Managers, Analysts and Buyers on the new ways of working with ongoing regular engagement to sustain the journey to delivering performance excellence and achieving lasting behavioral change.
•    Support ongoing development of end to end processes, to remove waste and increase value.
•    Organize and facilitate workshops to define issues and develop solutions.
•    Develop and maintain effective relationships with the stakeholders in order to share best practice and translate business needs to provide technical advice and build bases of influence.

Qualifications

•    A Bachelor's degree in a Business or Information Services related area and up to 5 years of analytical or business support experience, or equivalent work experience.
•    Experience with programming languages – C#, VBA
•    Experience with SQL queries and data visualization software –PowerBI
•    Demonstrates the ability to understand multiple relationships between different sources of data to generate easy-to-interpret reports based on collected data and identify causes of a situation.
•    Experience with ERP systems -- SAP experience preferred, with particular attention to Procure to Pay and Supply Chain

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This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.  

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