Procurement Analyst
Commerce, CA 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

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Procurement Analyst

The Procurement Analyst position is a highly visible supply chain role that is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the inventory planning and procurement cost across the supply chain network. Ability to balance the sometimes conflicting goals of inventory targets, target customer service levels, forecast accuracy, and safety stock requirements for the Supply Planners which he or she is assigned. This person is the key liaison to resolve supply issues and ensures the efficient delivery of inventory, service and cost objectives. This role will identify ways to improve supply planning processes by utilizing current tools. In addition, this person is responsible for ensuring accuracy of all purchase order data to support the Sales, Operations & Transportation Teams meet customer demand and regional performance objectives. The position will also include responsibility to mentor supply planners on supply chain concepts along with SAP functionality.


  • Focus on SAP systems settings
  • Excess and Aginginventory management
  • Plant production, and customer order fulfillment
  • Review, evaluate, and modify purchasing activities
  • Identify and implement changes needed to ensure sound inventory decisions and prevent customer service failures
  • Provide support to Customer Service and Sales
  • Interact with Buyers, Network Planning Analysts, Product Line Management, Sales Management and Customer Support Management
  • Provide backup support to Purchasing functions as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Operations, or Finance
  • 3 to 5 years of Supply Chain or Purchasing experience with the Company
  • SAP experience is required
  • Strong Excel skills required
  • experience is preferred
  • Expertise with various ERP systems within a production environment especially SAP
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Candidate must possess very strong analytical skills, detailed oriented
  • Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and multi-task
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment


Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily livesfrom life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. Our global team of more than10,000 employeessupport our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!

We offer a Total Rewards packagethat includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering tosupport our employees' physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.

Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutionsfor the world around us so that we can do our part tokeep our communities healthy, fed, clean and safe.

We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry.

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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