Business Analyst III- Sourcing

| Houston, TX, USA
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Position Title Business Analyst III- Sourcing

Company Summary

Crown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand-connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we're the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (CCI), is part of the S&P 500 and is one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US.

We offer a total benefits package and professional growth development for teammates in any stage of their career. Along with caring for our teammates, we're an active member in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have a responsibility to give back, which we do through our Connected by Good program. Giving back allows us to improve public spaces where people connect, promote public safety and advance access to education and technology.

Role Description

The Supply Chain Sr. Sourcing Analyst will provide accurate, complete, and meaningful data analytics and reporting to support Supply Chain's Strategic Sourcing initiatives and decision-making specifically for the tower line of business. The Sr. Sourcing Analyst works closely with leaders and business partners to identify and evaluate new sourcing opportunities and gather critical sourcing insights on supplier performance and spend. In partnering with leaders, you will analyze impacts and provide accurate and actionable reporting to support decision-making, contracting and operationalizing sourcing strategies. The Sr. Sourcing Analyst will track and manage cost saving metrics across initiatives and work closely to integrate reporting and automation, as well as create tools that will support the business in implementing on sourcing awards to operationally realize savings.


  • Work closely with the strategic sourcing team to identify business opportunities, define / clarify problem statements and develop an analysis plan that will likely require gathering, organizing, and reconciling large data sets.
  • Analyze and identify cost savings opportunities associated with final bid recommendations as well as review cost alignment initiatives with critical supplier initiatives.
  • Support operational tools used by the business stakeholders, including maintenance and upgrades. Coordinate the completion of any major upgrades and newly built tools with business process improvement, business stakeholders, strategic sourcing, and data & digital.
  • Review and classify spend data for overarching sourcing review with validation from category managers to support our business process improvement team in data integrity.
  • Synthesis data from a variety of systems to create customized data analytics, dashboards and visualization of results to support in results analysis and decision making.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of financial acumen to align with tower budget updates and identify potential impacts to our cost savings goals to model trajectory on a monthly basis.
  • Identify insights, synthesize results, and prepare management presentations.
  • Create reporting suite to distribute to towers sourcing team and cross-functional connections to highlight trends and opportunities.
  • Responsible for creation of catalog and sourcing rules within ERP systems once such capabilities are implemented, as well as monitoring upcoming expired pricing to provide to category managers for action.


  • Understanding of tower services work: pre-construction, tower modifications, and tower operations with insight on how detailed scopes of work drive sourcing events and pricing.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and interact with all levels of the organization-can interface independently and effectively with peers in other departments.
  • Demonstrated success in gathering data, conducting analyses, and generating high quality outputs, including financial, should cost and total cost of ownership analysis.
  • Ability to work with ambiguous data sets to perform analysis and create hypotheses and strategies to support in cost savings opportunities.
  • Ability to query/manipulate large data sets (SQL, Access or similar).
  • Strong Microsoft skills, specifically Excel and PowerBI (VBA experience is helpful).
  • Effective collaboration and communication skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and process improvement skills.
  • Well organized and can prioritize multiple requests simultaneously.
  • An interest and aptitude for learning new tools, innovation, and creative problem solving.


  • Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain Management, Business, Data Analytics or a related field
  • Master's degree preferred

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Three (3)+ years of supply chain or financial management and/or relevant data analysis.

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: [Insert Hiring Manager Title]

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):

Working Conditions: This role falls into our hybrid work model working in the office on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, teammates on the hybrid schedule will have the option to work from the office or home. There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that could require travel.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

More Information on Crown Castle
Crown Castle operates in the Mobile industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Irvine, CA and Canonsburg, PA. Crown Castle was founded in 1994. It has 4900 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 4 open jobs at Crown Castle, click here.
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