Supply Chain Analyst

Philadelphia, PA, US

Job purpose

In this role, you will work with the Supply Chain Manager to maintain the Residential and Commercial product lines. Primary function is to be responsible for purchasing, inventory management and coordination with branch locations and Vendors.  The Buyer will work with their suppliers to procure goods and/or services and will be responsible for the requirements planning to material receipt process. 



Duties and responsibilities


  • Manage order quantities to optimize ordering cost, inventory turns, and volume discounts (overall ROI)
  • Source new and/or improved product mix: purchase of assigned products / categories
  • Source non typical items by branch request
  • Maintain stock status, analyze inventory, purchase quantities, and forecast verse sales trends. Utilization of demand planning.
  • Manage vendors, database, and files: ensure suppliers maintain quality, acceptable service / deliveries, monitor returns and address pricing issues.
  • Establish cost savings within the product mix: identify excess inventory and assist with disposition
  • Communicate the authorized vendor(s) to the field staff
  • Analyze market trends and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and schedule replenishment orders accordingly
  • Receive and validate incoming requisitions
  • Prepare & place purchase orders
  • Prevent & reduce excess & obsolete inventory
  • Answer supplier and customer inquiries
  • Process data entry requests and conduct system inquiries
  • Follow up with suppliers on open order status
  • Enter supplier response details in system/Excel Reports
  • Adhere to company’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Work with suppliers to assure deliveries are made
  • Conduct audit and quality checks
  • Respond promptly to internal inquiries
  • All other duties as required




  • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Finance or related degree preferred
  • Preferred five years purchasing/sourcing experience in the distribution industry
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required
  • Strong skills in the areas of oral and written communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and problem resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and adapt in a changing environment
  • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to be effective in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and influence multiple levels in the organization




Working conditions


If the job requires a person to work in special working conditions this should be stated in the job description. Special working conditions cover a range of circumstances from regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working with challenging clients, and so forth.


Physical requirements


If the job is physically demanding, this should be stated in the job description. A physically demanding job is one where the incumbent is required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so forth.





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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia