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Sherwin-Williams Co. Sourcing Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: -Provide support for the categories of Raw Materials (including Toller), Packaging, Applicators, Outside Buys and Indirect. Generate reports using various Microsoft software applications and other Business Intelligence and ERP system tools. Assist with maintaining specific departmental components of the supply chain, such as inventory tracking, vendor management, process issues, information technology, and related areas. Develop and maintain a variety of reports such as vendor lists, performance history, price quotes, and other information. Keep manager informed of work problems and issues; report on project progress. Maintain detailed and accurate records. Assume responsibility for the completion of assigned duties. -Develop and maintain a standardized pricing analysis process and determine impact of supplier price changes. -Maintain current vendor pricing in the appropriate ERP system as directed by the Sourcing Managers. Review and resolve invoices with pricing errors with Sourcing Manager final approval. Maintain current pricing in the numerous Pricing databases. Review and resolve invoice pricing discrepancies while interacting with Accounts Payable personnel and/or suppliers to proactively take actions that will prevent recurrence. Maintain and support eBusiness initiatives including paperless purchasing and consignment inventory rollouts. -Update and maintain records for cost savings initiatives utilizing project software; Interface with Technical, Operations, and Business Unit counterparts to track project progress and timelines; Assist Finance team with validation of reported savings as necessary. -Develop and maintain the Supplier Relationship Management System to improve communications between HQ and suppliers. -Meet with suppliers to present overviews of various eBusiness platform programs, answer questions and provide support to anticipate and/or resolve issues or concerns. Communicate with suppliers about eBusiness initiatives, including pricing and problem resolution. Assist with analyzing and comparing vendors/supplier performance; recommend changes to management. Manage (or assist with) special projects, which may include compiling and analyzing targeted data, reviews and assessments of processes or operations or developing special reports. Creates detailed reports on findings and recommendations. Assist with resolution of supply issues which may include tracking of orders and delivery dates as necessary. Additional Responsibilities may include: Perform market research and cost model/impact analysis in support of category strategy and supplier negotiation. Assist with preparing requests for proposals/quotation, such as drafting documents, gathering data from sites, setting up electronic events, analyzing potential bidders, and responding to questions and/or concerns. Assist with analyzing and comparing suppliers and their performance; recommend changes to management to save money and reduce working capital. Assist with maintaining specific departmental components of the supply chain, such as inventory tracking, vendor management, process issues, information technology, and related areas. Develops and maintain a variety of reports such as vendor lists, performance history, price quotes, and other information. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: FORMAL EDUCATION: Required: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Required: PC skills including ability in Microsoft Office Suite. Preferred: A minimum of two (2) years' experience working in a Sourcing, Payables, Receivables, Customer Service or Manufacturing environment is desirable. Prior experience with existing ERP systems. Strong competency in developing and analyzing reports using Business Intelligence Tools. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills. Strong ability to multi-task. TECHNICAL/SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Required: Effectively controlling, reconcilin , and analyzing purchasing information maintained on multiple systems. Learning how to use the ERP purchasing/manufacturing and AOM systems. Increasing the efficiency of the Procurement Group by improving the availability of timely, accurate, and relevant purchasing and supplier information. Learning corrective action required to eliminate repeat invoice or purchase order pricing errors. Fostering an atmosphere of teamwork among all departments. Developing positive working relationships with key stakeholders. Preferred: Multi-Lingual is a plus. Travel - 5% Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract. VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.

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