Category Analyst | administration jobs
Adecco is looking for an all-star Category Analyst for an established company located right in Quincy, MA. The Category Analyst will be responsible for leading both the short term (day to day) and long term strategic sourcing strategy and execution for their categories. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that their categories are purchased at a total lowest cost of ownership, achieve maximum member participation, and enhance the competitive position and profitability of member companies.
The Category Analyst will be responsible for achieving department goals, building and maintaining strong relationships with both members and vendors, working with Program Management to drive value add category results, implementing best practices and deliver overall excellent customer service to our members.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
-Determine Categories to Source
-Conduct Market Supply Analysis
-Conduct Member Surveys
-Set Sourcing Strategy
-Participate on Company Teams
-Evaluate and Select Suppliers
-Maintain Supplier Relationships
-Manage Commodity and Other Risk
-Drive Productivity (outside category reviews#
-Drive timely, successful category reviews and actionable recommendations for members
2. Member "Relationship/Requests"
-Resolve Supplier Issues -Service and Quality
-Respond to Member Requests
-Quote on new items
-Forecasting or planning volume requirements
-Develop Purchase Orders
-Issuing Purchase Orders
-Resolving PO/Invoice issues/inquiries
-Input/Manage Cost Pages
-Input/Manage Item Level Detail
Four-year college degree preferred in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Business Administration or equivalent.
-2-4 years of experience in a business environment.
-1-2 years #minimum) purchasing, procurement, retail operations, and/or related industry experience
-Able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
-Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with people at all levels, including member personnel.
-Proven ability to manage others, inspire confidence and interact with others at all levels.
-Able to interpret industry data and make business decisions under supervision, and to perform basic mathematical calculations on a regular basis.
-Ability to negotiate successfully in marketing/buying situations.
-Familiarity with major product sources, industry practices, quality levels, packaging and logistics.
-Ability to speak publicly and make presentations to group of various sizes.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel.
-Ability to use, or learn to use, business systems.
-Public speaking/presentation training skills desirable.df-dc