Purchasing Analyst (Services & Capital)
Calvert, AL 36513
Day-to-day responsibility for a buying desk in a specific commodity group within the Purchasing Department.
Ensure plant needs and requirements are met while maintaining a high level of customer service.
Fulfill the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Fulfill the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment.
Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001: 2004 and TS16949: 2009
Quotes and negotiates (when applicable) and issues purchase orders up to authorized limits for indirect-/direct materials, onsite services (e.G. Industrial cleaning, scaffolding etc.) and capital projects (various sizes).
Balances the price, delivery, quality, service and value tradeoffs and rationalizes the supply base on the given buying desk.
Follows up with requestors and end users regarding purchase order due dates and status when inquiries are made.
Follows all Purchasing/Supply Chain policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials and particularly the ability to keep confidential information regarding all purchasing or commodity strategies confidential.
Provides assistance to related departments when applicable to the assigned buying desk (e.G., supplier invoice discrepancies with Accounting, non-conforming material and supplier root cause, etc.).
Negotiates, or assists in the negotiation of, short and long-term agreements.
Assists with, or conducts, supplier site audits and investigations.
Maintains the Buyer scorecard for the assigned buying desk to assist with cost savings/cost avoidance reporting.
Serves as the main point of contact for outside departments (Engineering, Accounting, HR, etc.) as well as suppliers.
Education and Accreditation:
BS in Finance/Accounting, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
Strong project management skills, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Proven contract negotiation skills
Understanding of Contract/Legal Terminology and Language at an intermediate/proficient level.
5 + years experience in purchasing/buying
PC and software literate, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relational databases.
Market and Industry research/analysis techniques.
Knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices.
Project Management/Analytical/Leadership skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving skills
Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
Detail oriented with excellent follow-up skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Flexible, adaptable team player with strong interpersonal skills.