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Pearson Responsible Procurement Analyst in Frankfort, Kentucky

Responsible Procurement Analyst - ( 2107793 )


Our Organisation

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Pearson is delighted to be committed to the Race Charter, and to be confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 Employers LGBTQ employers in the UK. We are a Disability Confident committed employer and were recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. We are featured on The Forbes list of Best D&I Employers and are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career!

Summary Description of Role

An opportunity for a motivated and dynamic individual to take on a brand-new role within the Global Procurement function in one of our highest priority areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and rollout of a new Socially Responsible Procurement Framework. Ensuring that Pearson works exclusively with suppliers who support and enhance our social and environmental values is a priority. Our framework focuses on 4 key areas: Carbon Emissions, Modern Slavery, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Ethical Production.

Key responsibilities will include refining metrics, driving policies and working collaboratively with suppliers to look for areas of opportunity to drive social and environmental benefit.


This role reports to the Supplier Relationship and ESG Manager and affords the candidate the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across the organisation, and directly with external suppliers. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring procurement policies and practices support the framework, refining the KPI’s and metrics required to drive improvement, and monitoring supplier performance and maturity — developing targeted action plans where required.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Analysis of Procurement’s commercial and supplier governance policies and practices for alignment to the framework and updating where required

  • Working closely with internal sustainability teams, employee resource groups and senior leadership to ensure internal/external alignment

  • Developing reporting on key monthly/quarterly metrics for senior leadership

  • Managing supplier performance and developing targeted action plans, enabled in part by third-party assessments and educational resources

  • Performing detailed research to monitor key industry trends, and reporting findings

  • Supporting the rollout of a third-party ratings platform to assess all Tier 1 suppliers

  • Analysing global, regional, and internal standards to support development of viable supplier targets and actions that contribute to achieving Pearson’s Sustainable Business Plan

Your Reward & Benefits

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $37,000-$48,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

This role is open to candidates based in the US and UK.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


  • Passion for sustainability and ESG

  • Previous experience in a corporate environment (internship/placement)

  • Experience of using software solutions


  • Confident communicator — able to build effective working relationships with stakeholders

  • Strong problem-solving ability and project management skills

  • Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines

  • Enthusiastic, innovative and with the drive to adhere to tight timeframes

  • Creative thinker

  • Highly organised with the ability to effectively prioritise

  • High energy and self-starter

  • Ability to synthesise data from multiple sources and turn it into actionable insights

  • Experience of using analytical models to support Procurement activities

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : GB-GB-London, GB-GB-Harlow, GB-GB-Manchester, GB-GB-Oxford, GB-GB-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : General Business Operations

Organization : Finance

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Entry Level

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 15, 2021

Job Unposting : Jul 24, 2021

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107793