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IQVIA Purchasing Analyst 1 in Durham, North Carolina

Job Summary

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.


  • 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 ensurethey 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 payprocess.

  • Ensure Purchase orders pricing is accurate, and take steps internally and with suppliers to correct pricedeviations 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 paymentSupplier pricing negotiation

  • Supporting supplier performance & relationship management

  • Work with Accounts Payable organizations to clear any invoices on-hold (matching exceptions) to ensure on timesupplier payments

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert for our Procurement Systems (Peoplesoft, Oracle, Coupa). Troubleshoot issues toresolution.

  • Use system reporting and your own bespoke analysis in Excel and/or Power BI to drive decision making andprioritization.

  • 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 assignedPerform other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • University education (Bachelor´s degree) or University education (Master´s degree)

  • 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)

  • Typically requires min 2 - 3 years of prior relevant experience in Procurement, Purchasing and/or AccountsPayable.

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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