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Associate Procurement Analyst in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 4/7/2019

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    Oak Brook, IL
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Procurement

Job Posting Title:

Associate Procurement Analyst

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision the position will help enable the flawless implementation and effective use of SAP for the

Capital Equipment & Services Procurement Team.  This individual will be accountable for training on an informal basis, research, and high-level problem resolution, transaction processing and sourcing. The candidate must be a valuable resource as an SAP expert, delivering Capital and Services Purchase Agreements and Purchase Orders. They must have the ability to champion a cause and collaborate cross-functionally to identify and implement process improvement opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

This role supports our Capital Equipment & Services procurement team by providing services that include: utilizing multiple legacy systems, SAP, JDE, Maximo, & QAD to run and analysis reports on category spending, buyer spends, days payables, & other related trends.

Management to reduce risk, gain flexibility, save bottom line dollars, and improve vendor performance, governance, continuous improvement and strategic sourcing. Additional responsibilities include contract management, systems and tool support, process improvements, data integrity management. Responsible for analyzing operations, identifying opportunities, preparing and presenting findings, facilitating cost benefit analysis, and supporting process improvements to deliver enhanced service and value to customers.

Research & Resolve issues that arise within P2P (purchase to pay) process by:

  • Building relationships with supplier contacts while resolving payment, ordering, and supply issues.
  • Leveraging cross-functional contacts (e.g. cost engineering, accounts payable, material requirements and planning team, requisitioners, supply planners, ISS, plant personnel and possibly others) to trouble-shoot and resolve urgent system error messages, forecast issues, blocked invoices, goods receipt/invoice receipt imbalances, etc.
  • Improving and clarifying processes.
  • Sourcing from approved supply base to reduce risk
  • Tactical support to include, in varying degrees:
  • Effectively converting requisitions to purchase orders (PO), through ensuring requisitions are correct, and that the POs are created to minimize downstream impacts (ie legal scenarios which may impact our plant operations). 
  • Assist in updating suppler information, preferred supplier lists and contacts in SAP & Vendor Management tool (Cranberry).
  • Physically processing vendor master add/change proposals into requests.
  • Running daily, weekly, or monthly reports.
  • Updating documentation for SOPs and/or OPL (Standard Operating Procedures, One point Lessons).

Qualifications and Requirements:

Six months to a year experience with procurement experience.

Outstanding systems skills and proven procurement skills.

Experience in a highly collaborative, end to end process related environment.

Proven ability to analyze complex situations and problem solve quickly.

Demonstrated experience in procurement processes, including contract reviews, buying activities, or vendor risk management.

Ability to quickly learn multiple systems that are utilized during everyday activities.


☒ High School or equivalent

☒ High School plus specialized training (min 6mos-2yrs)/College Certificate (Canada)

☒ Associate Degree/College Diploma (Canada – 2-3 years)

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.