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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Purchasing Analyst

Detroit, USA


Job Description

Amerisource Industrial is searching for a Purchasing Analyst / Buyer analyzing our organization's purchasing decisions to evaluate their effectiveness. As a Purchasing Analyst / Buyer for AmeriSource, you should showcase excellent communication, analytical skills and possess strong interpersonal skills to relay purchasing information to upper management. You should also act proactively to address supply management needs and evaluate supplier’s proposals, costs, and quality, as well as oversee purchasing performance based on service and availability. Ultimately, you will strive to minimize expenses and increase company profitability, develop detailed purchasing reports, and recommend changes to the acquisitions processes as needed. Our Purchasing analysts also write orders and review bid proposals based on project requirements.


  • Identify best supplier to meet demand, quality and value
  • Act as the point of contact for our suppliers
  • Determine supplier’s leverage point
  • Organize regular supplier meetings to discuss their product and value
  • Review information about the suppliers' service levels, quality of products or services, and competitive pricing levels
  • Resolve problems and handle complaints in a timely manner
  • The ability to contribute to and lead cross functional teams
  • Develop and support a plan to reduce costs, improve quality, and improve service
  • Study market conditions and the competitive environment to identify key cost drivers
  • Gross margin contribution to the organization
  • Ensure total savings are met in a timely manner
  • Stay up-to-date with new features and product launches
  • Monitor dashboard and report on supplier performance analytics
  • Suggest innovative ideas to increase margin, reliability, performance and improve the customer experience


  • Proven work experience as a Purchasing Analyst and/or Buyer, preferably with industrial and commercial supplies
  • Hands on experience with supplier community, including manufacturer and tier 2 relationships
  • Understanding of supplier performance metrics
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Analytical and time-management skills
  • Participate in annual savings targets and margin contribution process
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategy plans and activities required to improve margins
  • Monthly execution of key performance scorecard
  • Report changes in the market, the supply and the competition to senior management
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excel skill set should include ability to create/manipulate pivot tables, utilize macros, functions and advanced formulas
  • Willing to work closely with leadership to deliver an excellent supplier relationship experience
  • Self-motivated to deliver to the sourcing and operational success of the company
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance or Economics is required, CPSM certificate is a plus
  • Experience using strong analytical and statistical skills with a solid understanding of purchasing, manufacturing processes, and business practices
  • Buying experience pertaining to industrial and/or commercial supplies is preferred

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • A benefit package including medical/vision/dental insurance; 401K; vacation and personal days
  • Continuing education - tuition reimbursement
  • We provide a collaborative and professional work environment
  • Sufficient training to understand our business and complete the tasks for your assignment
  • Long term opportunity with a company that is growing and is executing an aggressive growth plan throughout the country.

Company Description
We are a full line industrial supply distributor focusing on production consumables and MRO supplies. The realm and depth of our services can be tailored to each customer's unique needs and requirements. Our company delivers total cost reduction solutions to our customers that incorporates procurement and inventory technologies, best practices, product and business analytics.

Role: Purchasing Analyst
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Location: Detroit,

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