What does a Supply Chain Lead Analyst do?

A Supply Chain Analyst has an important role in the planning and carrying out of large-scale projects. A Supply Chain Analyst collects data and then analyzes in order to make improvements to the supply chain system. They work to promote top-notch performance from workers and lower the costs of items used in projects.

A Supply Chain Analyst serves as the contact point for many large purchases made from outside of the company for projects. They research fair prices and negotiate with company representatives to ensure the parent company is receiving the best possible price for good solid. Additionally, they are aware of the stock on hand and actively monitor what is being used to support other team members by making sure they have the tools they require.

What responsibilities are common for Supply Chain Lead Analyst jobs?
  • Design and implement methods to gather and manage supply chain data
  • Research and seek out the most cost-efficient shipment procedures and methods
  • Review and analyze gathered data to locate was areas in the supply chain process and develop methods to improve
  • Research partner companies and seek to negotiate best-price contracts to increase business revenue
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects
  • Maintain a friendly and professional relationship with vendors while promoting company initiatives and values
  • Assist in promoting a positive image and inter-business relationship with business partners and vendors
  • Seek to improve all aspects of the supply chain department by reviewing current methodology and processes
What are the typical qualifications for Supply Chain Lead Analyst jobs?
  • Experience analyzing and improving supply chain data, information and processes
  • Supply Chain Management certification is not necessary though strongly preferred
  • High-level understanding of all aspects of supply chain processes
  • Previous experience with supply chain processes strongly preferred
  • Experience working in and maintaining databases using Microsoft Excel and others relevant to company processes
  • Professional communication skills are essential when conversing and negotiating with vendors
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize large-picture projects and foresee challenge and needs to be addressed
  • Ability to research companies and determine the best vendors to reach out to for various projects
  • Experience working to improve all aspects of the supply chain by streamlining steps and locating the best prices for inventory
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Penske Logistics MéxicoPenske Logistics México
Supply Chain Analyst
13 Aug 2021

“My number 1 gripe about this job is that getting raises above 3% every year is difficult.”

Senior Supply Chain Analyst
24 May 2021

“You gain a great skillset working for one of the fastest growing teams in retail.”

Senior Supply Chain Analyst
6 May 2021

“Dental and Vision benefits are not as good as some places I have worked.”

Boston ScientificBoston Scientific
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17 May 2022

“not the best compensation available”

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6 Jan 2021

“Employee career aspiration is not heeded”

Supply Chain Analyst
9 Jul 2021

“Great salary and company to start your career with”

Toyota North AmericaToyota North America
Supply Chain Analyst
11 Dec 2020

“Good people and no backbiting and job guarantee”

Giant EagleGiant Eagle
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23 Nov 2020

“I am also very fortunate that I have a great team to work with.”

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