Category Analyst

Animal Health International, Inc. Greeley , CO 80634

Posted 3 months ago


The Sourcing Analyst utilizes purchasing, sales and inventory data and strong analytics to make strategic sourcing recommendations, enable the sales team and drive data utilization and optimization in support of the Patterson sourcing strategy.

This position will interact with our supply base to ensure compliance with on-boarding process, contracts, and rebate agreements.


Category/Sourcing Analytics Collaborate cross-functionally to gather and analyze supplier purchasing and inventory data in order to make recommendations on supplier rebate programs and/or contracts. Develop, implement, and train sourcing teams on standard reporting templates, which will assist the team in supplier performance, product line negotiations, category rationalization, and rebate analysis.

Issues and collects Rebates both Product Support and Growth Rebates associated with existing supplier contracts Manage the Supplier Rebate Programs tracking and analyzing feasibility for the company Accurately blend data from multiple systems and business segments to create comprehensive reporting. Assist in supplier relationship management of assigned Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers. Ensure assigned supplier base is compliant with onboarding process, contracts and rebate agreements.

Communication Monitor external market developments and internal Supply Chain Sourcing conditions such as production issues, future price changes and product line rationalization to forecast and communicate impact to the business on assigned supplier base. Produce the Weekly communication to the sales team on issues related to the Supply Chain Sourcing Supplier production issues, future price changes from supply base, product line rationalization.

Own supplier contract database and status communications. Provide inventory reports to internal and external stakeholders in accordance with supplier contracts and Patterson policies. Creates and distributes to internal stakeholders the Vendor score cards Establish rapport with other Patterson teams, build effective relationships, and share wins and successes

Continuous Improvement Develops and maintains the Standard Operating Procedures for the Sourcing teams Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiencies, proactively question existing processes and procedures, and implement change to gain efficiencies Assists in the management of the Vendor score cards and Supplier improvement plans

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Critical Competencies

Customer Focus

  • Listens and understands departmental and Organizational needs and develops value-added partnerships with customers. Goes beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement solutions and achieve objectives. Provides timely resolution to customer requests and issues.

Technical Expertise

  • Demonstrates and maintains technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas. Leverages technical skill, knowledge, and best practices to provide solutions to business problems. Stays current with latest trends and developments within the profession or technical specialty.


  • Manages time and resources and balances competing demands to ensure work is completed. Monitors priorities, manages time, and requests resources appropriately when confronted with changing demands. Demonstrates a positive outlook, and remains calm and in control in stressful situations.

Problem Solving

  • Uses logic and analytical methods to identify solutions resulting in effective problem resolution. Asks effective questions to gather information and data to clarify the details of the problem.

    Analyzes data, understands patterns and translates into meaningful information. Explores options and utilizes available information to recommend workable solutions.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain or Finance or eight years of relevant experience. Excellent analytical skills Strong quantitative and analytical skills and financial acumen Experience with foundational data handling tools, data mining tools and BI platforms. Good oral and written communication skills Ability to prioritize multiple demands and heavy workload Proficiency in MS Office - (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) or other related analytical tools Highly self-motivated and directed Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment -- multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner Has good organizational and problem solving skills Shows a great attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of applicable experience in data analytics Experience in a Distribution / Logistics environment Experience with SAP Proficiency in MS SharePoint

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

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Category Analyst

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