Procurement Analyst

Date: Jul 9, 2021

LOCATION: Torrance, CA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Performs data analysis for the Procurement Team to assist with making decisions based on data created and evaluated by the analyst.  Acts as a liaison between Finance and other internal departments to provide data regarding how the Purchasing Department is performing and contributing to the company’s success. Creates monthly reporting (QBR and MPI), maintains, reports and identify actions from KPI dash boards as well as from PPV reporting.  Creates and manages commodity market intelligence such as on resins and freight. 



  • Monitors and provides supplier data for on-time delivery, backlog, and past due orders.
  • Documents processes and generates monthly supply costs reports.
  • Manages and develops the supplier portal to encourage use from Suppliers and the Procurement Team.
  • Manages the excess inventory report and determines best strategy to eliminate excess and obsolesce inventory.
  • Performs root cause analysis for stock outs, missed deliveries and non-conforming product to proactively drive permanent solutions and processes.
  • Identifies gaps in master data and drives corrective actions/transactional processes to improve data integrity.
  • Develops additional KPI’s to measure our suppliers as well as the Procurement department.
  • Manages data integrity for purchased parts in the material master for import or export information.
  • Manages the costs roll-ups to Finance on a quarterly basis to ensure master data accuracy.
  • Creates and analyzes documented comparative costs submitted by suppliers in the RFQ process.
  • Prepares Cost-Benefit Analysis reports to review by Managers.
  • Partners with new product development teams to optimize and develop the lowest overall sourced supply solution.
  • Follows, maintains, and enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements.
  • Analyzes vendor ratings based on Quality, Service, and Delivery.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of procurement, analyst, or related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of purchasing procedures/practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Advanced Knowledge of MRP Systems with their reporting systems, SAP preferred
  • Must be eligible to receive information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
  • Advanced analytical and reporting skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have strong Microsoft excel skills



  • 3-5 years of international purchasing analyst experience
  • Advanced SAP Experience a plus



  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.


Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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