Procurement Analyst

    United Natural Foods, Inc.
    Eden prairie, MN
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $9.65 - $22.99

    Job Description

    Position Purpose:

    Responsible for maximizing profitability through inventory management. Manages the day to day functions of product shelf life expiration resolution, disposition of discontinued product inventory, and resolution of aged inventory. Responsible for producing and analyzing reports, identification of inventory challenges, ability to identify root cause, and determine appropriate corrective actions. Strong research, analytical, communication, and negotiation skills necessary in developing a collaborative approach to resolution. Work with IPAR forecasting and Replenishment teams in identification and management of excess inventory resolution and process improvement.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrates an understanding of supply chain and implement multi-functional decisions to better processes
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing process
    • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Adobe Reader and the ability to learn proprietary host systems
    • Pass I/O training with a high level of comprehension
    • High level of negotiation skills in resolution of spoils, excess, aged, and obsolete inventory
    • Communicate effectively; clear, concise, timely and accurately
    • Document and track multiple projects through multiple stages. Hold others accountable to deadlines and communicate status
    • Provide liaison services between vendors and departments for procurement procedures and problem resolution
    • Display confidence and composure during time of pressure and ambiguity
    • Build relationships effectively, coordinate with sales organization to increase sales opportunity
    • Demonstrates ability to solve problems through supplier, customer, and internal department negotiations
    • Results driven without management involvement, ability to work in ambiguity
    • Meets deadlines and manages special projects as assigned
    • Maintains records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines
    Job Requirements:

    Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)
    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
    • One (1) or more years' experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
    Skills/ Abilities:
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that aid in the ability to work within diverse environments
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions
    • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
    • Ability to document work in progress
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Ability to recognize future trends
    • Ability to make decisions under pressure
    • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns
    • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork
    • Negotiating skills
    • Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in grey areas that are constantly changing
    • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team
    Physical Demands:
    • Some travel may be required
    • Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment
    • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
    • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
    • Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    Posting ID: 558406833Posted: 2020-05-22