Lead Analyst - Purchasing

US-TX-Sugar Land | US-NY-Rochester
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Lead Analyst - Purchasing
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Company Bio



Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies with its North American headquarters in Sugarland, Texas, USA. We provide specialized non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services, located in the center of numerous unique industries which provides our employees with a broad range of experience.
We provide NDT, engineering, manpower and inspection services in all aspects of the aerospace, power, and oil and gas industries, including exploration, transmission, refining, and storage facilities.

Position Purpose

  • The main function of the Lead Purchasing Analyst is to support affiliate Operating Companies critical infrastructure/major projects as the purchasing and commercial lead. 
  • Mentors colleagues in Purchasing and lends experience and knowledge to assist others in the department and the business. Administers the competitive bidding process for large and complex projects valued at up to several hundred million dollars.
  • Selects suppliers and manages corresponding partnerships for all IUSA operating companies. Drive cost reduction initiatives, customer service levels, generate reports and other initiatives across the enterprise

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically sources commodities and services on critical infrastructure/major projects and other projects valued at up to several hundred million dollars, using a variety of traditional and leading edge methods.
  • Assures an uninterrupted supply of goods and services across all USA affiliates.
  • Administers the competitive bidding process, evaluates and selects suppliers based on the Procurement Services Policy Manual and annual budgetary requirements.eads cross-functional affiliate teams to drive purchasing initiatives and improve bottom line performance. This includes participation in Global teams, RFP’s and initiatives with other Iberdrola businesses as necessary.
  • Centralizes the procurement function for all affiliates and solicits assistance from subject matter experts, and others within the business, as required.
  • Maintains current and accurate understanding of a broad base of commodities, service categories and general business conditions. Tracks material/service costs, and performance using approved. Metrics and tools. Analyzes trends and makes corresponding sourcing decisions that contribute directly to the company’s competitive position. Supports DBE programs and initiatives.
  • Negotiates and awards multi-faceted, large and complex, business wide and affiliate specific enterprise contracts to minimize operational, legal and financial risks. Formulates requests for proposal/quotations/information, bid analysis, tenders, and risk evaluations. Directs supplier negotiations and administers agreements. Collaborates with both internal and external legal counsel.



Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Mentor junior members of the supply chain organization. Drives creative solutions and communicate/suggest best practices to management and colleagues.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong oral, written, and presentation related communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation and clear sense of urgency.
  • Strong informal, leadership and communication skills
  • Clear commercial focus (i.e. contract writing, negotiation) and proven record of cost reduction. Proven record of increasing responsibility in an individual contributor role.
  • Proven project management and work planning skills.
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation related communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Powerpoint,…)

Education and Work Experience

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Engineering preferred, with a minimum of three years relevant experience.
  • Associates Degree with a minimum of five years relevant experience required.
  • MBA in a Technical (Engineering) or Supply Chain fields preferred.  
  •  C.P.M., C.P.S.M, or equivalent or working toward achievement is strongly desired


Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
  • Overtime may be  required during the week and weekend depending on work volume



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