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Procurement Analyst

Engineering Services & Products Company Dyersville Full-Time
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The individual in this position reports to the Procurement Manager and is responsible for executing all aspects of purchasing functions for the company with a strong emphasis on cost savings.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.


  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity is needed.


  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.


  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.


  • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.


  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.


  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.


  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.


  • Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute commodity in a cost effective manner.


  • Manages excess inventory as well as discontinued and nonstock inventory.


  • Perform returns.


  • Perform other tasks as assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Experience in supply chain management preferred
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Logistics and traffic background a plus


Education and/or Experience                                                   

  • Associate degree in related field
  • Or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Must have communication skills appropriate for the job
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.


Language Skills                                                

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Computer Skills  

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and be proficient in the ERP software.  


Mathematical Skills                                         

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to communicate and listen to co-workers and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work environment is typically quiet as most of the time will be spent in the office environment. But, may need to perform job responsibilities in the warehouse or production areas as needed.  ,


Recommended skills

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power Point
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ESAPCO was founded in 1979 with the purpose of bringing the highest quality products at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service directly to the agricultural, horticultural, building and retail trade communities. With this goal in mind, we have grown from a regional, two-person operation to one with corporate headquarters and sales call center located in South Windsor, Connecticut and a manufacturing and distribution center located in Dyersville, Iowa. These multiple locations allow our dedicated team of sales and service professionals to service over 300,000 loyal and happy customers worldwide.

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