• Director, Procurement Business Intelligence & Analytics

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2284
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.


    We are seeking a Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics in our Procurement Center of Excellence. This person will be responsible for business analysis, coordinating reporting requirements and developing an analytics team to support a $3.0 billion Global Procurement organization.


    Key responsibilities:

    • Provide complex business analysis (including Commercial Evaluations, Spend Analysis, Market Analysis, Commodity Analysis, Bid evaluations,) to Category Managers for strategic decision making
    • Work with category managers and operating sites on facilitating various projects and strategic initiatives
    • Demonstrate the Skills and Knowledge to establish and manage timelines, project priorities, and handle multiple/concurrent projects
    • Establish a collaborative working relationship with the Guardian and Koch Industries capabilities and peers to leverage skillsets and knowledge sharing
    • Lead data visualization and reporting so external customers can quickly understand the value proposition and the relationship to financial statements
    • Select, utilize and monitor analytical software tools that can be leveraged within Guardian and Koch.
    • Champion Master Data Management design for the procurement organization.
    • Talent development – create an environment in which team members are lifelong learners and help others succeed.


    Key Requirements

    • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in any of the following areas:
      • Data Science/Analytics/Statistics
      • Financial Analysis, Consolidation and Reporting
      • Procurement and / or Operations experience (in field, in plant)
      • Technical experience (engineering, six-sigma, program management)


    • Bachelor Degree or higher in a finance, engineering or data science field of study
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft O365 core suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
    • Business Intelligence software experience such as PowerBI, COGNOS, Qlik, Tableau, Alteryx


    Preferred Requirements

    • Previous business analysis experience
    • Supply Chain Management or Manufacturing experience
    • Experience with eSourcing or similar system
    • Experience with multiple ERP systems
    • Experience with Machine learning
    • Experience with programing languages – Python, R, SQL
    • Manufacturing Experience
    • Experience working with and developing large multi-national businesses and teams

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 





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