Supply Chain Analyst

Topeka, KS, US

Job purpose


In this role, you will work with the Senior Supply Chain Analyst to maintain the Residential 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
  • Conduct audit and quality checks
  • Respond promptly to internal inquiries
  • Address and resolve any Invoice to Purchase Order variances




  • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Finance or related degree preferred
  • Purchasing Experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required
  • Strong skills in the areas of negotiation, 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
  • Proficient skill with Computer Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills


Working conditions


  • Minimal travel requirements as needed for business purposes
  • Work assignments to be completed at Topeka, KS location. Must be able to work onsite at location. 


Physical requirements


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer and/or keyboard
  • Heavy methods of verbal and auditory communication via phone, virtual calls, and/or email

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Topeka