Purchasing Analyst

Lockport, IL 60441

Posted: 02/16/2021 Job Number: 15573780

Job Description

A leading Tier-1 automotive parts supplier we represent is currently seeking a Purchasing Analyst for Direct-Hire. This position offers a variety of great benefits including PTO, 401K, health insurance, and room for advancement.

The Purchasing Analyst is responsible for analyzing data in the ERP system and placing purchase orders to the best cost and lead time option supplier. The Analyst is responsible for ensuring the correct inventory levels are maintained at each global location to support high customer on time delivery, while at the same time ensuring inventory values are within the targets for their commodities.


Manage the inventory position for selected commodities and develop relationships with assigned suppliers.

Analyze and act on purchase recommendations generated by the ERP systems. This includes generating Purchase Orders, communicating PO's to suppliers, receiving acknowledgements, and performing PO maintenance as needed.

Responsible for item setup within ERP system to drive accurate system suggestions for purchases and ensure correct costs are captured

Manage IVR / obsolete / excess inventory

Take an active role in communicating service and inventory issues across departments and with management.

Gather department data and lead the report out of metrics on a weekly or monthly basis to a cross functional team

Issue and manage purchase orders to approved suppliers, negotiating costs and delivery schedules as needed.


Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Operations, or equivalent, preferred

APICS or ISM certification preferred

Minimum 3 years in inventory management, materials or related experience

Experience working with materials management systems in a distribution environment, preferred
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