Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

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Analyst, purchasing provides functional, architectural and technical expertise in area of SAP APO Demand planning and Supply network planning.

Analyst, Purchasing Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Analysis of daily operations through reports, statistics, and charts to spot trends in supplier performance
Administer Contracts
Assist the buying staff with competitive analysis of commodities
Constantly search and seek out cost reduction and cost avoidance opportunities in all activities
Search and seek out efficiency improvement opportunities in activities
Perform monthly forecast updates on supplier scorecards, worksheets, and follow-up communication for Global Procurement metrics
Assess inventories at supplier warehouses to ensure compliance to Make-to-Stock inventory quantities
Responsible for procurement process enhancements that eliminates non-value-added activity and incorporates relevant best practices
Responsible for the successful implementation of the redesigned processes
Responsible for developing external comparisons of procurement processes to various comparable industry benchmarks and best practices

Analyst, Purchasing Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Analyst, Purchasing

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, NIGP, CPM, VCA, CPSM, FCCM, FDVA, CPCP, CFR, ISO

Education for Analyst, Purchasing

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the analyst, purchasing job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Education, Supply Chain Management, Business/Administration, Accounting, Management, Economics, Associates

Skills for Analyst, Purchasing

Desired skills for analyst, purchasing include:

Driving demand / supply balancing via negotiation with various cross functional team in planning
Marketing and procurement
Kanban System
Related ERP systems
Basic principles
Technologies and practices of a professional/technical field
Procedures and activities within own work area
Microsoft Excel & data analysis

Desired experience for analyst, purchasing includes:

Responsible for delivering significant improvements in cost, quality and delivery supply cycle metrics
Document agreed to policies and procedures and implement/maintain document control process
Maintain the relevant Indirect Purchasing SharePoint Portal site (Contract Library, Preferred Suppliers list, Co-sourcing )
Understand and analyze different types of recurring technical spend
Ensure proper account coding is attributed
Advise on cost fluctuations, help improve forecasting

Analyst, Purchasing Examples


Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an analyst, purchasing. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for analyst, purchasing
  • Handling of escalations from internal business partners and external suppliers
  • Handle purchasing documentation such as Purchase Orders, Invoices, with ability to specialize in certain commodities such as office supplies, headsets, furniture, desktop hardware and software or may support the purchasing needs of a particular business area
  • Participate in the analysis of vendor and procurement information for the administration of all vendors
  • Actively monitor and manage purchase order process and the flow of orders through Columbia’s online system
  • Be the primary point of contact for system questions and assistance from both internal business users suppliers
  • Support Purchasing Manager to process, track and report out on all company Purchase Orders and Purchase contracts ensuring complete and on-time delivery and receipt of materials and/or purchased items
  • Initiate, review, monitor and track purchase requisitions/orders and invoices to ensure all steps of the purchase and procurement process are correct and received materials are consistent with purchase and at correct and competitive prices
  • Work closely with all business partners, internal and external, to ensure accuracy and monitor progress and status of all purchase orders
  • Communicate to departments price, terms, back orders, problems and shipping as arrangements are made in their behalf
  • Manage vendor returns and credits
Qualifications for analyst, purchasing
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 3 years experience in purchasing or supply chain in a manufacturing environment
  • In-depth knowledge of current computer hardware and software technology
  • Strong experience with relational databases and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel, Access)
  • Demonstrative customer service skills
  • Methodical work ethic and consistent performance
  • 1-3 years of experience, will consider candidates with CO-OP experience

Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an analyst, purchasing. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for analyst, purchasing
  • Responsible for issuing purchase orders when necessary to procure goods and services in accordance with established policies and procedures while ensuring purchase order item numbers, prices, extended prices, and approvals are correct
  • Works with the Purchasing Department to conducts financial and spend analysis to identify trends and discrepancies
  • Manages purchasing related projects and initiatives, as assigned
  • Communicate with both customers & suppliers/vendors on status, expedites
  • Performs effective supplier management with a focus on program cost optimization and delivery of excellent customer service from the supplier to the business end-users
  • Identifies favorable cost contracts and makes buying quantity decisions
  • Assists procurement buyers with PO placement
  • Uses total demand when applicable to leverage costs and efficiency
  • Identifies potential opportunities that may be outside the current business unit’s specifications
  • Communicates field intelligence through the use of the Weekly Market Updates and scheduled conference calls with the banners and procurement buyers
Qualifications for analyst, purchasing
  • Must be able to work additional hours and weekends when called upon
  • Need to have very good communication skills dealing with employees throughout the company vendors
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, or related field with 4 - 7+ years HVAC parts or product support or purchasing experience
  • MA/MS degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, or related field with 2 – 5+ years HVAC parts or product support or purchasing experience
  • Ability to collect, aggregate, match, and consolidate data while ensuring quality, consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to apply financial and accounting concepts

Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of analyst, purchasing. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for analyst, purchasing
  • Interface with business owners on specific needs with respect to purchasing process and reporting
  • Audit PR/PO’s to assure Company Policy compliance
  • Develop and conduct Purchasing training as needed
  • Monitor Purchase Orders to assure timely receipting
  • Monitor process to assure use of preferred suppliers
  • Create ad hoc reporting as needed and other job responsibilities as necessary
  • Manage day-to-day purchasing request from assigned departments and route necessary envelope for approval
  • Collaborate with business owners on specific needs with respect to purchasing process and reporting
  • Monitor Purchase Orders to assure timely receipting and/or invoice acknowledgement
  • Conduct training to business units as needed and refresher courses to existing licensees
Qualifications for analyst, purchasing
  • Bachelor's Degree or High School qualification with 5 years' experience
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration
  • Experience working with SAP related e-Auction, e-Sourcing, and e-Catalog tools a plus
  • Bi-lingual, multiple languages a plus
  • Procurement automotive experience a plus
  • In depth knowledge of assigned categories of products and services

Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of analyst, purchasing. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for analyst, purchasing
  • Coordinates with Accounting and Finance to ensure accurate general ledger entries
  • Assist the Procurement Department in a variety of program management and analytical support rolesAssist the Finance Department in a variety of support and administrative roles
  • Negotiate price, terms and delivery of materials and supplies
  • Daily coordination with the Production Service Manager, Project Managers and Account Managers
  • Ensure that required materials are on site, on time for production and are at quoted costs
  • Evaluate costs for raw materials purchases to quoted or standard cost in order to allow for pursuing price increases for customer programs
  • Analyze the Master Planning Schedule (IQMS) to manage the procurement of goods and services, the ordering of raw materials, to meet business metrics and production schedules
  • Aggressively negotiate pricing and volume price break points
  • Manage supplier product pricing, quality and delivery to meet on time delivery customer and business metrics
  • Promote continuous improvement in cost reduction, quality and on time delivery
Qualifications for analyst, purchasing
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving, planning and organizational skills
  • Possesses Strategy and relationship management skills
  • Represents business through thoughtful leadership
  • Previous experience with material management systems required
  • Inventory control experience for Clinical Technology procurement jobs and understanding of different types/kinds of small parts used for repair of medical devices
  • Significant knowledge of products/services and their market environment within the scope of the Regions procurement and logistics program

Analyst, Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an analyst, purchasing. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for analyst, purchasing
  • General reporting and analysis of KPI’s to measure vendor and club execution/performance in achieving expected financial and customer satisfaction results
  • Provide general administrative support to department executives as needed
  • Analyzes, filters, converts and loads data, focusing on data accuracy
  • Prepares complex reports and documents for internal and/or external distribution
  • Creates automated solutions to manually intensive activities via Microsoft tools
  • Establishes procedures related to data management and audit controls
  • Creates reports and tools to maintain a stable purchasing and procurement environment
  • Establishes audit controls to ensure data can be tracked
  • Implements and manages data reconciliation processes
  • Analyzes data and summarizes performance on requested program modifications
Qualifications for analyst, purchasing
  • Working knowledge of Prelude and Excel
  • Coordinates documents, correspondence and web pages, including letters, reports, emails, presentations, memos, faxes, with guidance from supervisor
  • Develops a strong network within the department
  • Completion of undergraduate program core coursework in public or business administration, purchasing, materials management, contracting, acquisition management, logistics or other purchasing related field
  • Or completion of program coursework for associate degree in one of previously stated areas of study AND 6 mos
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in both Korean and English languages

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