• Procurement Analyst

    Job Division Guardian Industries
    REF. 2018-3103
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 18,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.


    Our global procurement team is adding a Master Data Analyst - Procurement to the team. This hybrid role is ideal for someone who is eager to work in a challenging environment doing Master Data Analyst work and Procurement Specialist work..!



    Responsibility 1: Master Data Analyst

    • Point of contact for IS and business to fulfill business requirements related to procurement & supplier master data
    • Support master data identification, documentation and harmonization
    • Support global item standardization
    • Incorporating UNSPSC coding into current Class/Subclass master listing
    • System gap analysis of business tools to support business transformation
    • Work with IT & business to define Master data controls/governance
    • Work with IT and cross-functional team to ensure plant preparedness for smooth system upgrades that meet business system transformation goals.
    • Ensure communication, knowledge-sharing and support related to master data


    Responsibility 2: Procurement Specialist

    • Point of contact for Procurement users to fulfill business requirements related to Procurement system
    • Manage local procurement activities (local need recognition, source option – RFQ, price & terms, Purchase order in line with process workflow)
    • Build strong relationships with internal customers to understand their needs in terms of quality, service, cost improvement and new specific projects in alignment with Lead Buyers & CMs
    • Work with users, IT and cross-functional team to solve system issues reported at Auburn Hills and regionally through Tier 1 issue resolution system.
    • Provide procurement training for all new users, necessary refresher training for current users.
    • Ensure communication, knowledge-sharing and support with procurement community and cross-functional team related to procurement.
    • Maintain strong working relationship with all departments/SME that own or have a hand in the ownership of procurement / master data components   - here or in the master data section. Maintaining these relationships are important as they are the people that help us in validating changes related to GLs, ABC, Class Treatments, etc. that come from different sources. This is important to reduce errors before they are made.
    • Maintain accurate and timely Procurement System administration (governance, users, class, subclass, defaults, approval chain, workteams,…)
    • Competent support for all users in Auburn Hills
    • Participate in testing of all day-to-day procurement tasks, new features and process changes within all new Procurement releases


    Experience, Skills, Knowledge:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Statistics or Mathematics; master’s degree is a plus
    • Critical thinking skills, especially in analyzing and interpreting data
    • Strong customer focus
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Flexible work style, as demonstrated by the ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong interest in professional development and the willingness to participate in training sessions that allow rapid contributions to the team
    • Highly analytical and quantitative, with strong attention to detail

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and, in the US, we offer 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  




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