The Supply Chain Analyst will be responsible for the professional sourcing and timely procurement of quality materials, goods and services. Take responsibility in a team environment (with production, engineering etc) to develop, analyze, and directly engage on key supply chain programs, projects and initiatives – these encompass but are not limited to inventory management, supplier negotiations, low cost region sourcing and product cost reductions.
- Ensure that standard costs, material group, source data and other required material master items are correct and complete at time of new part set up.
- Early Supplier Involvement. Coordinate with Engineering to engage suppliers in design/process improvements in the concept phase of product development.
- Participate in New Product Introduction teams representing the supply chain function.
- Identify new sources of supply, along with Engineering, for new technologies, equipment, or processes being utilized in product development and the qualification of these new suppliers.
- Recommend existing or potential sources of supply and insure that material is only procured from approved Gleason suppliers.
- Identify long lead time and/or critical components and drive potential secondary sources.
- Development of material plans at prototype and scale up phases including cost estimates, risk, and quality assessments.
- Identify critical first tier or 2nd tier components that present a business risk to Gleason.
- Ensure data base integrity of materials under management. E.g. Correct Pareto classification, A,B,C, material group or commodity code, country of origin, Harmonized Tariff codes, supplier information etc.
- Negotiate and manage kanban, consignment contracts or supply agreements with all suppliers.
- Identify and execute continuous productivity, cost and/or business process improvements with suppliers based upon key cost drivers.
- Manage supplier performance metrics. For suppliers that do not meet required levels, issue Supplier Corrective Action Reports etc and ensure these are being completed as planned.
- Manage the business relationship with key suppliers.
- Insure that business readiness/supplier capacity actions are communicated with suppliers periodically. Provide demand projections and monitor performance. Frequency of communications will vary depending upon the critical nature of the commodity or component and its corresponding availability.
- Participate in and lead groups within the Supply Chain function on corporate sourcing initiatives.
- Initiate regular, periodic supplier meetings – either at supplier, or in-house to review performance, new opportunities, cost reductions, etc.
- BS/BA Degree required
- APICS certification and/or ISM certification preferred.
- 5-7 years experience in the following disciplines; supply chain management, sourcing strategies, general business management, demand or materials management, operational management utilizing ERP systems.
- Demonstrated application knowledge in purchase price cost analyses.
- Must be able to manage inventory levels. Hands-on utilization of MRP, kanban, cycle counting, pareto, root cause analysis.
- Ability to utilize competitive knowledge to determine business strategies and decisions. Internet utilization, electronic business to business experience, negotiation techniques, presentation skills.
- Must be able to understand and interpret contractual language.
- Critical thinking, decision making, complex problem solving, project management.
Gleason - 19 months ago