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Purchasing Analyst

Diversified Services Network Wamego, KS Full-Time
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Diversified Services Network, Inc. (DSN) is seeking a Purchasing Analyst in Wamego, KS

This is an initial 8-month contract.


  • Ordering material and following up with suppliers’ commitments.
  • Ensures the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans. Using supplier collaboration technologies, collaborates with suppliers and operations to plan delivery of material for production.
  • Actively collaborates with suppliers to perform root cause corrective actions to resolve quality and supplier performance issues.
  • This work may require planning for alternate manufacturing methods.
  • Analyzes established parts schedules and production requirements, converting requirements into appropriate piece parts, requisitioning the materials, regulating inventory levels and issuing work orders.
  • Manages and performs supplier scheduling and implementation of engineering changes for the efficient manufacture of products and components.
  • Supports supply chain performance efforts by monitoring and tracking supplier performance metrics.
  • Performs work to improve point of use material availability, applying root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Provides Material Planning expertise to facility functions in support of improving demand variability, forecast credibility and usability for production planning.


  • Review supplier shipping schedules and track PO’s for on time shipments.
  • Enter PO’s based on demand for purchase parts.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • College or university degree, or equivalent, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management or Industrial Engineering is required


Required Skills

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, Lognet and MTS systems
  • Supply Chain experience
  • General knowledge of production scheduling and capacity management
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, Lognet and MTS systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles
  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, operations and transportation or logistics desired
  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills
  • Understanding of company policies and procedures
  • General product knowledge

Additional Information:

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Recommended skills

Distribution (Business)
Inventory Control
Logistics Management
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