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Job Title
STRATEGIC SOURCING ANALYST
Location
Tonawanda, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
1548
Position type
Permanent
Category
Beauty
Job Function
Product Management
Project Management
Sourcing / Vend Compliance
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level

STRATEGIC SOURCING ANALYST

 

Specific Responsibilities :

 

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst sources components and co-packers/fillers for the Branded division of Lornamead. This person will lead projects, develop and manage schedules, perform cost analysis, review vendor pricing, maintain ERP system, and issue Purchase Orders. This position is in the personal care industry and covers Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) brands: Finesse, Aqua Net, Yardley, LypSyl, and Lice Shield.

 

Duties Include:

  • Project management
  • Investigate and source potential component suppliers and co-packers/fillers
  • Create and issue Requests for Quotes (RFQs) to suppliers
  • Quote review and comparison
  • Schedule creation and management
  • Investigate and execute Cost Savings initiatives
  • Create, track, and file Purchase Orders
  • Review Purchase Orders from Buyer/Planners for pricing accuracy
  • Review and correct Invoice Variances for Accounting Department
  • Create new items/components and enter/maintain pricing in ERP system (QAD)
  • Develop strong working relationships with suppliers
  • Manage Suppliers to ensure best pricing and on time delivery
  • Obtain and file Product Specifications
  • Work closely with suppliers to implement product/component changes
  • Sample ordering
  • Miscellaneous filing and clerical duties as necessary
  • Assisting Buyer/Planner as needed
 

 

Skills and Requirements:

 

Education / Experience:

  • BS Degree and/or 5 years sourcing or packaging experience (helpful if in a CPG environment)

 

Skills:

  • Project Management
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and statistical problem solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Vendor/supplier management
  • QAD or other ERP/MRP system experience desirable
  • Ability to work as part of a team with multiple departments
  • Able to work in an open office environment
  • Business travel and meetings are required
  • Business Ethics
  • Understanding of manufacturing process

 

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