Category Analyst


Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


This Category Analyst’s key responsibilities are to support the procurement team in the development, implementation and execution of agreements / contracts for in scope categories of spend. These categories include professional services, IT services and management consulting. The Category Analyst is expected to effectively collaborate with all Relationship Managers to provide coordinated and consistent customer service.  The Category Analyst will also be expected to effectively interact with business partners and other relevant stakeholders, including risk and legal, to ensure proper risk mitigation and alignment with business objectives. 



  • Provide support to various stakeholders across NYL by understanding and interpreting their business goals, and executing on a plan to meet these goals
  • Review and understand current overall spend and suppliers, and keep track of ongoing projects with these suppliers
  • Support medium complexity projects with the support from the manager, and independently manage low complexity projects
  • Interface with the Procurement Operations team to track projects and troubleshoot issues as directed by sourcing managers
  • Have a high working knowledge of tools sourcing tools and technologies
  • Be able to draft and edit PowerPoint presentations
  • Be able to manipulate large sets of data in Excel
  • Support the team as needed in meetings, communication to suppliers and internal stakeholders


Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field of study
  • 1-3 years experience 
  • Recognized qualifications in Procurement would be considered an asset
  • Project Management – Demonstrates the ability to design, plan, and manage projects to deliver value-added solutions within defined time and cost parameters
  • Contract Analysis - Working with the appropriate SME, demonstrates ability to translate commercial negotiations into contract documents 


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