Supply Chain/Purchasing Analyst,

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Purchasing Analyst
o Collect, collate, analyze and interpret spend information relevant to BU SC and its various global markets: past performance, forecasts and advice on opportunities for improvement in purchasing.
o Key point of contact for all information and data related to purchasing
o Prepare RF/Budget indices, reporting savings initiatives, prepare monthly KPI reports and analyze payment terms.
o Maintain price forecasting tool
o Key point of contact for procurement stream of AkzoNobel savings tracker tool (ANT)
o Maintain payment term performance reporting
o Produce input for monthly purchasing reporting to business (ABCD reports)
o Optimize and secure data validation of purchasing data in the BW systems (both local and ANS system) – key user local BW, focal point ANS BW.
o Develop and maintain effective data-management tools, in coordination with IT/IM
o Provide training on the use of purchasing tools, reporting requirements and systems
o Assist in formulating key (raw) material strategies in consultation with the relevant commodity manager
o Provide information and consequences on changes in the raw material markets
o Support in the search of new suppliers, analysis of import/export statistics or the comparison of supplier proposals.

Supply Chain Analyst
o Responsible for gathering information, performing analyses, presenting options, and making recommendations across the Supply Chain functional areas and to management
o Present key supply/demand issues and trends, operational results, and outline specific Supply Chain objectives during quarterly sales/business meetings
o Back up the Tolling Coordinator and Tolling Manager duties when needed
o Support the Demand/Supply Managers in the monthly cross functional inventory review meetings, including the preparation of material, facilitation of meeting, assignment and tracking of action items, and communication of progress and results
o Identify, lead, and implement Supply Chain processes
o Create/Review/Interpret company Supply Chain KPIs, monthly review PowerPoints, scorecards and report results; create and manage action plans to address those not meeting targets, Including OTIF, Delivery Capability, Forecast Accuracy, Inventory etc.
o Participate in OWC cost reduction projects as necessary

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Surface Chemistry

Sub business unit

Supply Chain and Procurement

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Bachelor’s degree in Business , Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain, Ops Managements, Finance or related discipline
• Two- three years of work experience, preferably in a commercial/international environment, with emphasis on demand/supply planning, production scheduling or a related Supply Chain field.
• Solid understand of supply chain and business processes.
• Hands-on MS Office skills, particularly with advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Access Database. SAP / BW experience an advantage
• Creative thinker, seeks solutions to problems and opportunities for improvement
• Good team player with communication skills – a good energetic networker who is able to win people’s commitment and support
• Analytical and numerate, with commitment to accuracy and quality of data; diligence in seeking accurate and reliable source data CPIM certification or equivalency a plus
• Experience in Advanced Supply Chain software and SAP a plus
• Experienced and capable in multi-tasking, working on several subjects and projects at the same time and is a self-starter

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).