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Financial Analyst


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

  • Provide global spend analytics ($1.5+ billion) to Procurement, Business and Supply Chain stakeholders for both direct and indirect spend categories. Analysis to be made available by business, region, country, and site.
  • Support provision of spend analytics for procurement conferences, supplier meetings and enabling sourcing strategy revision and development, working in collaboration with Commodity Managers.
  • Assist Direct and Indirect Commodity Managers in identifying savings opportunities through use of procurement analytics tools.
  • Focus heavily on processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Maintain and update monthly collection, reporting, and communication of market intelligence and indices on key feedstocks (i.e. Lauric Oils, Crude Oil, Ethylene, and Propylene). Manage the process of identifying and tracking these key feedstocks. Work with the Horizontal Work Process Owner to present graphic analytics of feedstock pricing and economic trends. 
  • Partner with Commodity Managers to provide market analytics and research to be used to support Sourcing Strategy development, driving best value sourcing for Stepan Company.
  • Maintain the global tracker of how the indices are used and what pricing formulas are linked to our subscriptions. 
  • Oversee and coordinate the collection and reporting of Global Direct Materials procurement forecasting. This includes attending forecast calls and providing latest statistics on material forecasting pricing trends. Attend North America Monthly Marketing Meetings and communicate regularly with Global Procurement Direct Material sourcing team. Provide event (i.e. weather) impact analysis on feedstocks to key business and Company leadership stakeholders.
  • Assist the Procurement Financial Analysis Manager in owning and improving the Procurement iSave tool that tracks global procurement team value delivered to the Business and Supply Chain.
  • Review project content, validate savings claimed, and provide information gap notifications to Global Commodity Managers.Assist in monthly reporting and communication of savings results. 
  • Control day-to-day global use of Zycus across the Company. This includes troubleshooting issues, assisting in addressing user questions, establishing access, coordinating and performing training, and controlling the process of tool revisions (i.e. new fields, mapping changes, pre-packaged reporting, etc.). 


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred experience in spend analytics tools
  • Preferred experience in Power BI
  • Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Exhibits personal responsibility in performing all job functions; is internally driven to understand different aspects of the organization; proactively shares process improvement opportunities with others; takes a personal interest in improving the performance of the company.    
  • Understands and supports the EHS standards and holds themselves and others to them.  Proactively identifies opportunities themselves (and with others) and uses Quality Tools to improve systems, process operations and the work environment.   Continuously supports and promotes EHS priorities and performance expectations to all resulting in safe operations and reliable systems.


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Masters degree preferred


Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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