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Posted August 13th

Sr Procurement System Analyst

Providence, Rhode Island

Employer

UNFI

Industry

Distributor

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Posted August 13th

Sr Procurement System Analyst

Providence, Rhode Island

Function

Operations

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Position Purpose:

Responsible for maximizing profitability through inventory management. Manages the day to day functions of product shelf life expiration resolution, disposition of discontinued product inventory, and resolution of aged inventory. Responsible for producing and analyzing reports, identification of inventory challenges, ability to identify root cause, and determine appropriate corrective actions. Strong research, analytical, communication, and negotiation skills necessary in developing a collaborative approach to resolution. Work with IPAR forecasting and Replenishment teams in identification and management of excess inventory resolution and process improvement.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates an understanding of supply chain and implement multi-functional decisions to better processes
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing process.
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Adobe Reader and the ability to learn proprietary host systems
  • Pass I/O training with a high level of comprehension
  • High level of negotiation skills in resolution of spoils, excess, aged, and obsolete inventory
  • Support management functions in performing analysis aimed at inventory management and processes
  • Communicate effectively; clear, concise, timely and accurately
  • Document and track multiple projects through multiple stages. Hold others accountable to deadlines and communicate status
  • Provide liaison services between vendors and departments for procurement procedures and problem resolution
  • Display confidence and composure during time of pressure and ambiguity
  • Build relationships effectively, coordinate with sales organization to increase sales opportunity
  • Demonstrates ability to solve problems through supplier, customer, and internal department negotiations
  • Demonstrates ability to solve problems relative to procurement actions such as supplier disputes Customer agreements, conformance with contract law, and in coordination with legal counsel when indicated
  • Results driven without management involvement, ability to work in ambiguity
  • Assists lower level Associates with complex procurement problems
  • Meets deadlines and manages special projects as assigned
  • Maintains records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines

Job Requirements:

Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred

Experience:
  • Two (2) or more years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Skills/ Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that aid in the ability to work within diverse environments
  • Strong ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Strong aptitude to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions
  • Paramount ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
  • Strong ability to document work in progress
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong ability to recognize future trends
  • Highly developed ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Exceptional ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns
  • Strong ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork
  • Negotiating skills
  • Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in grey areas that are constantly changing
  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Excel, Word skills, and Outlook

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
Location
Providence, Rhode Island