Associate Purchasing Analyst

Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Canton, OH, US, 44706

Company: TimkenSteel

How do you manufacture the world’s cleanest alloy steel? How do you help your customers push the bounds of what’s possible? With a smart and passionate team of people who are focused on a strong set of core values, on giving their best every day, and who are proud of the contributions they’re making to our company and community. People who want to make a difference.


Purpose and Scope:

The purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining and troubleshooting the supply chains, set up new vendors, and provide reports on the minority spending, and other required support to the Commodity Managers for indirect parts, services, and direct materials for steel production.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide reports to support strategic sourcing recommendations, programs, & decisions.
  • Work with vendors, Finance, IT, end users, and other users to solve issues for indirect parts, services, and direct materials.
  • Maintain purchasing master data for indirect parts, services, and direct materials including obsolesce.
  • Support setting up master data including items, vendors, and price contracts.
  • Support continuous improvement/cost saving programs to support long length production, including tracking and reporting savings.
  • Support new supplier on-boarding including initial supplier assessment, training on systems and processes, and performance expectations.
  • Provide support for strategic sourcing decisions by purchasing team.  Assist in the development of RFQs and provide evaluation of supplier bids.
  • Support the development/improvement of purchasing quality system.
  • Work with Suppliers to develop and implement continuous improvement to processes and procedures.
  • Provide daily support to Commodity Mangers, plants, and supply base to troubleshoot vendor issues. 


Key Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of ERP system – options include SAP, Maximo, or Mayer
  • Knowledge of personal computer software including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Strong problem solving skills


Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron