The Strategic Supply Chain Analyst will support Matric by understanding customer needs and their respective job duties. The Strategic Supply Chain Analyst will perform a variety of administrative, research and sourcing duties to procure raw materials, supplies, capital equipment and contract services for the Matric Group.
The Strategic Supply Chain Analyst must have strong attention to detail and experience in an administrative, purchasing or office management role. They must have the ability to protect confidential information and the integrity of the company.
Duties and Responsibilities
All associates have a personal responsibility and accountability to ensure their day-to-day activities adhere to Matric's quality and environmental policies.
Identify, manage, and implement sustainable process improvement activities, leverage data analytics that accomplish business imperatives.
Analyze, recommend, and execute organizational improvements by identifying process improvements and making recommendations to the management team around the topics of forecasting, inventory, capacity, labor and/or suppliers.
Prepare, analyze, and manage the financial and business information needed to make sound decisions, drive process improvements, and orchestrate activities to resolve supply chain constraints. Proactively identify potential disruptions to the supply chain.
Support local supply chain initiatives by providing ad hoc analyses and support capacity planning for new product development.
Demonstrate overall knowledge of Syteline ERP end to end supply chain, apply knowledge to achieve organizational impact.
Cultivate and leverage relationships across multiple disciplines to resolve supply chain issues.
Continuously look for ways to benchmark and improve processes through analysis of methods and models. Analyze requirements to troubleshoot problems and/or answer questions. Generate new ideas and willingly support change initiatives.
Understand supply chain or customer service functions throughout the different departments. Utilize this knowledge to collaborate cross-functionally, resulting in decisions that benefit the greater supply chain or customer service.
Work with inventory management to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders. Prepare and place purchase orders for standard and non-standard materials, products, and services.
Maintain proper supply inventory by checking stock, placing orders for supplies, materials, and equipment as authorized.
Assist in the procurement of requisitioned items in accordance with purchasing policy.
Negotiate terms and conditions with assigned suppliers covering method of delivery, delivery date, price, discount, freight payment, warranty periods, etc.
Assist with data entry and maintenance of ERP system data including vendor master, item master, item/vendor cross-reference files and lead times.
Control, monitor and analyze supplier quality and on-time delivery in accordance with policy and goals.
Initiate periodic reviews with suppliers to explore supply-chain and inventory management concepts that may be applicable to assisting the company with organizational goals.
Maintain an awareness of economic and business situations as they affect purchasing activities and policies and adapts as necessary to changing conditions.
A commitment to excellence, service, and a willingness to assist others as needed is required. Understand and teach supply chain concepts across multiple disciplines.
Develop and maintain key supplier relationships. Communicate with current and prospective suppliers to meet the requirements of our organizational goals and customers.
The Strategic Supply Chain Analyst will be looked to for resolving routine problems on supply chain issues and will recommend corrective actions.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, inventory management, business or related field or equivalent experience or 5-10 years of hands on buying or inventory management experience.
3+ years of experience in previous supply chain/customer service positions.
Experience with project management methodology, process improvement tools (Lean, Six Sigma), or statistics.
Exceptional customer service and problem-solving skills.
Strong negotiation skills.
A working knowledge of ERP and JIT concepts as well as electronics industry experience is preferred.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to concentrate on detailed projects.
Above average written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to multi-task, work independently and in teams and use multiple systems and processes to handle changing requirements and priorities.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Strong Microsoft Excel experience with functions, pivot tables, logical functions, charts, VLOOKUP, etc.
Working conditions (if applicable)
Office environment - climate controlled.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Physical requirements (if applicable)
This job requires sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time to work on a computer.
Ability to use a computer.
Ability to reach within hands/arm's length, stoop, kneel and crouch.
Ability to lift or move up to 20 pounds on occasion.
Essential Job Functions
Attendance at work. Ability to work overtime as needed to meet job demands.
Be able to follow work procedures and instructions both written and verbal.
Understand ERP concepts and be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and designs.
Ability to multi-task, negotiate and maintain good relationships with vendors and suppliers.
Above average proficiency in data entry, knowledge of Microsoft office.
Ability to work well with other team members, performing work in a safe manner.
Perform basic administrative and clerical duties at an acceptable quality level.
Ability to process a large volume of work quickly and accurately. Must be detail oriented.
Matric is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.