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Sr Analyst, Supplier Relationship Strategy

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

Grainger Sourcing provides a key component to our value by fulfilling customers' unmet needs for products and services from our network of 14K suppliers. As Sr. Analyst, Sourcing Supplier Partnerships, you will help implement a supplier strategy foundational to a best-in-class Sourcing organization. You will function as an internal consultant, identifying areas for process improvement based off data. You will report to the Manager, Supplier Partnerships.

You Will:

  • Support implementation of a supplier stratification model to help the Sourcing organization improve quote response time and quote conversion; focus on our largest and impactful relationships.
  • Research and recommend new sources of supply based off MRO trends and customer requests.
  • Communicate with Sourcing Only vendors to improve performance in quality of quotation details, shipping performance and other key relationship metrics.
  • Engage with Supplier Management and Supplier Performance Management teams on shared suppliers for consistency in messaging when serving Grainger and our customers.
  • Partner with Sourcing Operations and Sourcing Analytics teams on continuous improvement opportunities, using data to inform project opportunities and success measures.
  • Perform data analysis to support strategy development and operations while also communicating findings and developing recommendations to leadership to influence decision making.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sciences, Supply Chain, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years related experience in Supplier Management or Procurement or a focus on supplier relationships
  • Broad business knowledge and organizational awareness with the ability to understand business profitability drivers
  • Proficiency using data and reporting tools (e.g. Teradata, PowerBI) to perform data analysis and make data-driven decisions

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.