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Supply Chain Analyst II - This is not a remote position (Temp to Perm)

Apply Job ID REF2276F Date posted 04/19/2021 Address 3606 Craftsman Boulevard, Lakeland, FL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW Professional Automotive Products specializes in the manufacture of automotive maintenance products including fluids (treatments and additives, cleaners, functional fluids along with the equipment required to perform the services) and wiper blades.  Major business segments include New Car Dealers, Tire, Muffler and Brake and Quick Lube facilities.  Each channel can be serviced with differentiated chemical products and brands.

Responsible for the planning and procurement of assigned items and developing and executing buying strategies at the optimum cost / quality relationship.

Independently perform 80/20 and MRD analysis of assigned materials.

Independently initiates and creates purchase orders for the acquisition of materials and their timely arrival.

Ensure that required materials are available to support manufacturing requirements and/or customer orders.

Responsible for inventory levels of assigned materials.

Assists in the Cycle Counting Program for assigned items.

Research the cause of unavailable material to meet customer order(s) and / or backorders. As well as recommend / implement improvements.

Interface with CSR’s, Manufacturing personnel and Shipping personnel in relation to all activities regarding availability of assigned materials and/or finished goods.

Confers with production, quality and shipping/receiving personnel to discuss defective and/or unacceptable goods/services and determines corrective actions.

Under the guidance of the Supply Chain Manager negotiate claims and resolves complaints due to unacceptable goods/services with suppliers.

Under the guidance of the Supply Chain Manager administer the activities associated with the P.A.C.K. processes which include executing run-out analysis and ensuring final disposition of obsolete materials.

Under the guidance of the Supply Chain Manager proactively manage assigned suppliers utilizing a continuous improvement process which includes periodic evaluation of supplier performance, identification of areas for improvement and the implementation of corrective actions.

 As required, executes Supplier Evaluations and reports results both internally and to the suppliers.

Analyze market and industry conditions and develops supply recommendations.

Develops RFP’s for assigned materials.

Reviews supplier proposals and recommends supply chain strategy.

Develops and executes tracking reports (Commodity Pricing, Mix Analysis, Raw Material Usage,) for assigned and purchased commodities and categories.

Maintains records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance and inventories.

Demonstrates JDE database management skills by ensuring that all purchasing data is inputted and maintained on a timely and accurate basis to include, but not be limited to item master, supplier records, etc.

Administrator of all paperwork associated with area of Supply Chain responsibility.

Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Supply Chain Manager with contract negotiations for implementation.

Meets with sales representatives and suppliers. 

Research and recommend alternate suppliers.

Identify, achieve and report cost savings / avoidances activities and inventory levels versus goals

Other duties as assigned

B.A. / B.S degree required (preferably in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing or Business)

Minimum 3 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management.

Experiential knowledge of Purchasing / Scheduling / Planning fundamentals in a manufacturing environment. 

Skilled at inventory management

Above average knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel), and ERP purchasing / planning / accounting systems.

Institute of Supply Management Certification ISM certification and / or A.P.I.C.S (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification, preferred, not required.

Experience using JDE, SAP, and or ORACLE

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.      

A wide degree of creativity, latitude and knowledge of sound decision making processes are expected.

A high level of willingness to learn is expected of this individual along with strong teamwork skills.

Collaborative team player.  Ability to work across a matrix environment and all levels of the organization.  Partner and work effectively with cross functional internal management and support teams on projects.

Must demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, both internally and externally, in resolving business issues. 

Ability to define problems, collects data, and establishes facts      

Ability to function independently, managing assigned planning and purchasing areas of responsibilities with a wide range of latitude and sound decision making responsibility. 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts.  Use appropriate resources to solve problems.  Pronounced pursuit of quality performance characterized by timeliness and professionalism.  They must exhibit a pro- active troubleshooting style, with team focus, and high ethics/integrity level. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet, with frequent interruptions and multiple demands.

This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

ITW is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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