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Procurement Analyst in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/28/2018

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

In this role, you manage the daily activities within the requisition-to-purchase process, ensuring procurement of supplies, equipment, and services for business units in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures. You will also act as a partner to your assigned sourcing resource and business unit.
This individual will also support supplier enablement and ad-hoc purchasing functions.

Your Team

  • You report to the Procurement Operations Leader
  • You partner with and support all key business functions

On a Normal Day You Might...


  • Assess all non-catalog, non-contract transactions above a pre-defined spend threshold to determine need for tactical or strategic sourcing events
  • Partner with business units to facilitate supplier bidding processes. Obtain request for information and request for quotes.
  • Leverage cross-functional and cross-portfolio spend, teams and resources to maximize cost savings for ATD
  • Coordinate with sourcing team to assist in sourcing initiatives
  • Act as partner to assigned sourcing resource to help facilitate RFx or bidding process
  • Track and manage purchasing initiatives as a part of larger projects to ensure timely receipt of good/services
  • Verify purchase requests for accuracy, completion, required approvals, and compliance with contract. Follows-up with stakeholders to properly complete requests. Approve purchase orders up to a specified amount.
  • Convert low / moderate dollar and low / moderate risk purchase requests and orders covered under contract to a purchase order transaction
  • Interact with suppliers to resolve transactional issues on daily basis
  • Ensure accuracy of order placement, method of shipment, and payment terms with suppliers
  • Address all inquiries on order status of products
  • Maintain correct pricing and packaging on item files and shipments, and resolve discrepancies related to procurement issues. Regularly assess internal buying activity and supplier pricing against contractual terms
  • Manage supplier performance management process under supervision of management through use of reporting and analysis tools
  • Review new supplier requests against existing supplier master and preferred supplier list to determine need
  • Develop and manage repository for active supplier contracts
  • Perform administrative duties including documentation, metrics reporting, filing
  • Interface with AP for vendor issues relating to vendors
  • Make low dollar spot buys when necessary

Supplier enablement:

  • Act as primary liaison between ATD, suppliers and Coupa
  • Enforce program/policy goals within organization
  • Consistently assess transactional activity against suppliers to develop recommendations for enablement and advancement of relationships (e.g., deciding to shift method of transaction from PO emails to a hosted/punch-out catalog)
  • Reinforce supplier enablement program compliance with identified suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Manage supplier relationships, monitor and enforce supplier compliance and escalation process for non-compliance
  • Develop and facilitate supplier education and training as necessary
  • Promote the initiative internally with Procurement category managers, business relationship owners, catalog managers, Accounts Payable, and others; externally with suppliers


  • Support the concur expense audit process for the region, and work with the Procurement Operations Leader to identify and track non-compliant users
  • Produces ad-hoc procurement analysis reporting and process and policy compliancy reporting and work with the Procurement Operations Leader to identify / mitigate and track non-compliance

What You’ll Need (OR The Ideal Person)

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree, or high school diploma with 6+ years of related experience
  • 2-4 years in purchasing department experience with large spend company
  • Demonstrated success in responsible management of purchasing process (procurement, approvals, inquiries, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with others to resolve transactional issues
  • Strong reporting and analysis capabilities
  • Strong working knowledge of supplier performance management and contract management process and tools
  • Working knowledge of purchasing systems and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • First hand purchasing and sourcing experience required. Technical knowledge and expertise in certain commodity areas is a plus. CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); proficiency in procure to pay (e.g. Coupa), T&E, and sourcing tools

The Fine Print

  • You travel 20% of the time, increasing as the need arises.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  • Physical requirements include standing, walking, sitting, stooping, and possibly lifting up to 25 pounds.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R04635