Procurement Analyst
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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In operations, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together! We need goods – and we need you to get them. We’re looking for a hard-working, experienced Procurement Analyst in Olathe, KS, who can help us analyze, facilitate and coordinate projects to optimize our procurement operations activities. Got a knack for working with others? Perfect – that’s key since our analysts work closely with buyers, planners and materials associates to optimize inventory through improvement plans. And speaking of improvement plans, we strive for perfection, so we want someone who can develop strategies for our supply chain. If you have excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well as operations experience, then prepare your resume and get it submitted – we have to get to work. As Procurement Analyst, your essential functions will include analyzing procedures, material and financial data and identifying value drives and risk factors in the procurement chain. You
      'll work closely with buyers, planners, and materials associates to optimize inventory through the analysis and development of improvement plans in areas such as order policies, safety stock, inventory turns and you’ll develop improvement strategies for the supply chain. Other key responsibilities include:
          Apply analytical tools such as Cost/Price Analysis, Activity Based Costing, Value Analysis, Spend Analysis, or Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as requested. Provide training and support throughout department. Develop and maintain internal departmental metrics and measurements, utilizing statistical process control or other applicable measurement tools Review and compile inventory costing records, such as Purchase Price Variance (PPV), scrap and rework costs Assist Supplier Development Coordinator and Buyers with material flow issues to improve supplier quality or delivery performance. You may also lead internal improvement initiatives to streamline processes and make more effective use of information technology, using knowledge of department processes and procedures, work instructions and training requirements for the Purchasing Department, in support of ISO9000/QS9000 and/or mentor other Purchasing team members in support of departmental training, work instructions, processes and procedures. Due to the amount of resources and expense exhausted in training for this position, a minimum of one year from the start of this position will be required before an associate is eligible for a job transfer. Qualifications An Associates degree in an Operations related field AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR Bachelors degree in an Operations related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is required for this role. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, excellent negotiation and analytical skills, and a proven track record in prioritizing, organizing, and multi-tasking in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to effectively meet deadlines. Other key qualifications include: Must be a motivated self starter Must have a demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines with uncompromising ethics Must possess demonstrated knowledgeable of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process Demonstrated proficient knowledge of manufacturing requirements and ability to assess supplier capabilities Demonstrated proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint Candidates with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations or Materials and/or a professional certification, such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) are preferred. Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment is also a plus! At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved – kickball anyone? – and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow. Garmin offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefit plans around. We offer extensive health care and dental coverage with little contributions, depending on the plan. Plus, we offer stock options, a 401k plan, a pension plan….trust us, it doesn’t get much better than this. Unless of course, you want to talk table tennis, fitness spaces, product discounts….come on, what are you waiting for? Apply today. EEO/AA Job Operations/Planning/Purchasing Primary Location USA-KS-Olathe Organization Garmin International, Inc. Schedule Full-time

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