KIK Custom Products

Purchasing Analyst - Strengths in Sourcing

Job Location US-TX-Ft. Worth
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/21/2018 11:57 AM)
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The Purchasing Analyst provides analytical support for sourcing, negotiation and implementation activities. Working closely with the many areas of the business, conducts market analysis, commodity research, supplier analysis, price and cost analysis, total cost of ownership, risk analysis and RFP response analysis.  This person will also oversee a small material planning team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in identifying and accurately interpreting business needs and draft RFx documentation
  • Source suppliers based on specifications, secure price quotes and provide recommendations to management
  • Analyze and compare potential and current-suppliers and performance; evaluate and recommend new or on-going relationships; may manage some smaller commodity items
  • Perform a variety of complex special projects, which may include compiling and analyzing data, reviewing processes and operations, and developing reports detailing findings and recommendations
  • Serve as a liaison and/or maintain specific department components of the supply chain, such as inventory tracking, vendor management, process issues, information technology, and related areas
  • Resolve discrepancies, review contracts and specifications, and work with other personnel and departments as required
  • Develop and maintain a variety of reports such as vendor lists, performance history, price quotes, and other information
  • Prepare requests for proposals, analyze potential bidders, and respond to questions and concerns
  • Ensure compliance with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure the efficient use of systems and resources
  • Lead a team of Junior Material Planners; resolving all purchase order prices, combining purchase order quantities for best prices; providing the highest degree of excellence in servicing customers



The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. 


  • Bachelor degree
  • 2-4 years related experience
  • Experience in strategic sourcing


Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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