Purchasing Analyst

A Kforce client in Trumbull, Connecticut (CT) has an immediate need for a Purchasing Analyst. Summary: The Purchasing Analyst is a key aftermarket supply chain position with the responsibility to ensure critical support is provided for our customers operating around the world. Activities revolve around processing repairs, supplier quotes, etc. using SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The Purchasing Analyst role will be responsible for the delivery, cost, and quality of their respective repair vendors. The analyst must take ownership for all vendors within their jurisdiction from a strategic and transactional vantage point. Assigned Duties:
Maintain open repair orders and issue supplier performance reports as needed
Negotiate pricing and contractual terms
Manage supplier relationships and performance issues
Expediting and coordinating material requirements to suppliers for repaired components
Manage the return and speedy replacement of defective materials
Review and qualify new and existing suppliers as needed; Supplier surveys may include site visitation involving the auditing of supplier procedures used in the repair of products and services
Managing communication with customers related to pricing, contract flow down, civil airworthiness certification, quality and delivery
Monitor supplier portal to ensure suppliers are properly maintaining commit dates
Make recommendations to suppliers to enable them to better serve and conduct business in a co-operative and ethical manner to achieve departmental and company business objectives as defined by management
Manage weekly metrics and goal
Other tasks as assigned by management
BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of experience in Business is preferred
5 years of experience in working with external vendors and setting performance standards of excellence
Previous experience with SAP ERP system
Experience influencing and aggressively holding suppliers accountable to established performance metrics
High level of data analysis and reporting experience
Demonstrated ability to proactively manage and organize multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Strong computer skills MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) and SAP ERP System skills
Strong analytical skills, business judgment and adaptability skills
Ability to communicate effectively with internal/external customers and management using written and or verbal methods as required
Ability to identify process improvements using LM Continuous Process improvement principles & methods
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Compensation Type: Hours

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