Purchasing Analyst - Remote in Maumee, OH at Volt

Date Posted: 7/1/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Maumee, OH
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    (781) 496-4360

Job Description

Purchasing Analyst

Contribute as a member of the purchasing team by supporting analyzing data in the ERP and placing purchase orders to the best cost and lead time supplier. The analyst is response for ensuring the correct inventory levels are maintained at each global location to support achieving high percentages of on time delivery and ensuring inventory targets for their commodities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Approximately less than 10% travel is required for (but not limited to) supplier visits, etc.
  • Perform other tasks and/or projects as assigned by Supply Chain Leadership.


  • Minimum 3 years in inventory management, materials or related experience
  • Experience working with materials management systems in a distribution environment
  • Excellent understanding of materials management theory and practices
  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office package with emphasis on Excel, Access, and Word
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident self-starter who demonstrates passion and ownership
  • Strong distribution knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to learn technical aspects of assigned commodity responsibilities quickly.
  • JBA experience preferred
  • APICS or ISM certification preferred

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer