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Sourcing Analyst

Company: WD-40 Company
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview We are seeking an organized and detail-oriented Sourcing Analyst to support sourcing initiatives for the Americas. The person in this role will be responsible for research, analysis, modeling of raw materials/components/finished goods and Quality Management System (QMS) support for both new product initiatives and existing SKU's. If you are a curious sourcing analyst that enjoys using their skills to impact better operating decisions that can help increase revenues and operate more effectively, please consider joining our tribe! Responsibilities What You'll Be Doing Sourcing: participation in three strategic sourcing phases Strategy: * Performs market research and provides market intelligence * Researches, collects data, and creates customary cost models, analyzes and presents recommendation to support sourcing manager in the development of category strategies. Source: * Research, identify and review alternate sources of supply within predefined criteria in partnership with the Sourcing Manager. * Initiates and solicits requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotation (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) for sourcing of materials and services related to COGS. * Provides detailed analysis of submitted quotes coupled with recommendations to Sourcing Manager and Sourcing Director. * Assists team in detailed financial analysis of supplier quotations, financial reports * Actively participates in negotiations by presenting data to suppliers that will ensure fair and reasonable pricing * Develops and provides cost estimates and material support used in determining SKU profitability on new SKU initiatives. * Works directly with marketing team to provide guidance on promotional decisions and cost implications Manage: * Provides analysis on price change justification and validation prior to cost approvals. * Identifies strategic cost reduction activities to positively impact corporate EBITDA goals. * Develops and manages cost models for products and contract packagers, including templates and procedures for indirect sourcing. * Maintains accurate and up-to-date pricing files for component and services. * Performs detailed financial analysis of supplier quotations, financial reports, and other data to determine reasonableness of prices and/or price changes. * Establish strong professional and interpersonal relations with key stakeholder at all levels within WD-40 Company and external partners. Document Control: document management support to include filing, storing, protecting, arranging, indexing, classifying and retrieving documents and records in accordance with established policies and procedures. Qualifications What You'll Bring to the Role * 4+ years sourcing experience. Experience with chemical category management is a plus. * Sourcing to include RFI/RFP/RFQ process of raw materials, negotiation, execution and communication of deliverables. * Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail with an emphasis on coordinating conflicting demands and priorities. * Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, organize and track personal and project timelines and deadlines. * Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to create effective presentations that provide insights on research and industry trends. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. * Experience with Microsoft Office applications, including advanced-level Excel skills * Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or analytical discipline preferred. Certificate in supply chain management a plus. * Our "Why" At WD-40 Company, we believe that purpose-driven, passionate people guided by our values create amazing outcomes. Our "why" is refreshingly simple - we exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. We solve problems. We make things work smoothly. We create opportunities. How we achieve our "why" is by cultivating a tribal culture through learning, teaching, and living our values. Since 1953, our formulation remains a secret. It is no secret that our passion for our people, culture, and brands is what distinguishes us. WD-40 Company has best-in-class products, and we seek best-in-class talent. Why You Should Apply * If you believe in our "why" this is the place for you * Over 93% employee engagement as of January 2020 global employee survey * Publicly traded company headquartered in San Diego, California since 1953 * Voted Most Democratic Workplace and certified WorldBlu Freedom Centered Workplace * Learning-based culture that supports the growth and development of our team members We've Got You Covered Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides you and your family with extensive protection and security, along with quality, life-enhancing programs to include; profit sharing, annual cash incentive rewards, tuition reimbursement, 401K match, short day Fridays; and much more! Do You Align with Our Values? Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do: We live, breathe, and play by our values every day. * We value doing the right thing. * We value creating positive lasting memories in all our relationships. * We value making it better than it is today. * We value succeeding as a Tribe while excelling as individuals. * We value owning it and passionately acting on it. * We value sustaining the WD-40 Company economy. Apply Now Please visit us online to complete an application #WD40TribalLife #PositiveLastingMemories Thank you for considering WD-40 Company in your career search! WD-40 Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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