Reference : 563976

Procurement Analyst

  • Purchasing
  • United States Malvern
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 01/09/2019

Position description

The Procurement Analyst will work as a dynamic contributor to the Insulation group to manage production fulfillment for packaging categories, data analysis, cost savings projects and reporting activities. This position will work with CertainTeed Insulation Purchasing department in support of strategy development by compiling critical business information to translate into optimal business decisions in a comprehensive format. The analyst will draw inferences from the analysis in development of a sourcing strategy, evaluation of supplier negotiations, and related project work. 

The Procurement Analyst will develop, maintain, and distribute monthly reports based on external and internal stakeholder data, highlighting agreed upon KPIs and market indicators; support RFP activities; maintain packaging fulfillment for production demand; and support the purchasing function in the procurement of goods and services, and supplier selection.  The role will also be responsible for identifying and establishing best practices to use across the CertainTeed Insulation Purchasing department.


Manage material planning, supplier relationship and Logistics collaboration for production demand fulfillment for packaging categories.  Develop and participate in innovative projects with cross-functional stakeholders to further category performance and continuous improvement initiatives across the business. 

Execute the purchasing strategy with coordination of raw material development, cost savings and supplier development projects.  Support category RFP activities and negotiations for assigned categories.   

Identify and implement best practices within the Insulatoin Business Unit with regard to processes, sourcing, documentation, KPI’s, etc. 

Develop and maintain monthly KPI reports for CertainTeed Insulation Purchasing department; collect and manage data from external (suppliers) resources as well as internal (purchasing managers and business ERP systems) resources.  Maintain market information / indices for raw materials.  

The role lies within a complex organization with collaboration required with our global purchasing organization based in Paris, France. The ability to work in a cross-functional team is critical, as this role will support internal stakeholders/customers to meet the need of the business while aligning activity with national/global purchasing goals and objectives and managing the raw material supply chain/supplier capabilities in order to meet production needs.


  •  Bachelor of Science  (a focus in Supply Chain, Analytics or Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience.
  • Excel Proficiency 
  • Purchasing Process
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Production/Raw Material Planning 
  • Good interpersonal skills; excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to work well within a team environment
  • Indirect leadership for project management 
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Supplier management.
  • Project management
  • Meeting Organization
  • Data analysis proficiency  
  • Determine optimal business decisions using quantitative/qualitative information and consideration of market information and business objectives
  • MRP System (SAP) Experience (Preferred)
  • Project Management Certification (CAPM or PMP)  (Preferred)

Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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