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Purchasing Analyst 1 - US time from 14:00 pm to 22:00 pm

IQVIA RDS Slovakia, s. r. o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 000 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.

Main Responsibilities
As a Purchasing Analyst within the Procurement Team, you will be responsible for most of the transactional procurement work for one or more of our Business Units, ensuring requisitions & purchase orders are executed on-time, suppliers deliver goods & services as required, and supplier invoice payments and timeous.
• Guide internal stakeholders on policy and practices for using procurement systems; raising requisitions; committing Purchase Orders to suppliers; and paying supplier invoices.
• Review requisitions for external vendor spend, check for accuracy and process as appropriate
• Ensure all Purchase Orders are dispatched to suppliers on a timely basis and follow-up as required to ensure they have been received, processed and have a delivery date
• Work with suppliers to amend delivery dates on goods and services as deemed necessary by the business.
• Ensure purchase orders comply with contract terms and work to improve the efficiency of the purchase to pay process.
• Ensure Purchase orders pricing is accurate, and take steps internally and with suppliers to correct price deviations in advance of invoice holds
• Proactively manage supplier performance on PO commitments, delivery and Invoice accuracy
• Ensure suppliers follow the correct procedures for submitting invoices for payment
• Supplier pricing negotiation
• Supporting supplier performance & relationship management
• Work with Accounts Payable organisations to clear any invoices on-hold (matching exceptions) to ensure on-time supplier payments
• Be the Subject Matter Expert for our Procurement Systems (Peoplesoft, Oracle, Coupa). Troubleshoot issues to resolution.
• Use system reporting and your own bespoke analysis in Excel and/or Power BI to drive decision making and prioritisation.
• Extract spend data from accounts payable or other databases and create spend reports.
• Undertake RFP/RFQ work for competitively tendered business opportunities
• Perform competitive analysis on supplier bids
• Prepare and present regular and ad-hoc purchasing recommendations to purchasing management.
• Undertake Purchasing system UAT support activities as assigned
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills and abilities
• Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Advanced MS Excel skills preferred
• Technical accounting skills.
• Good analytical and numeracy skills.
• Organized with attention to detail
• Proactive, adaptable & flexible approach
• Ability to identify financial issues and execute mitigating actions.
• Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
• English Language is required (min B2 level, prefer C1/C2)
• Ability to cover the US time daily

Typically requires min 2 - 3 years of prior relevant experience in Procurement, Purchasing and/or Accounts Payable.
Candidates with education suit this position
• University education (Bachelor´s degree)
• University education (Master´s degree)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - Advanced

Number of years of experience



Brief description of the company

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients
find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offices a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless
of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an
important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!
We invite you to join IQVIA™

Number of employees

1000 and more employees