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Cummins Inc. Purchasing Analyst - Team Leader in Craiova, Romania

Purchasing Analyst - Team Leader


  • Procures goods and services and executes buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon goods and services plans at the optimum cost, quality and delivery. Conducts complex analysis of sourcing information and presents findings to purchasing and supply chain leadership for process improvement and cost reduction while maintaining high quality product and service delivery.

  • Procurement of services, inventory items, supplies, and capital goods.

  • Analyzes complex sourcing and purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services. Manages regional commodities aligned to global category structure.

  • Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior buying/sourcing leadership.

  • Evaluates consistent application of buying/sourcing procedures and processes.

  • Supports buying/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.

  • Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced team members.

  • Negotiates within the pre-approved alternative language framework.

  • Develop effective relationships with suppliers aligned to Category Partner Lists.

  • Interviews sales representatives and vendors.

  • Facilitates Purchase Requisition approvals.

  • Executes Tactical Sourcing, RapidSources and eBids within a country or countries within the region.

  • Leads a team of purchasing analysts



  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

  • Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Purchasing Ethics - Avoids supplier engagement that may compromise supplier sourcing, selection, and management processes and seeks counsel to ensure compliance.

  • Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Complies with purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; leverages tools to conduct procurement initiatives; assesses documents for clarification and seeks guidance for clarification of the information needed.

  • Source to Pay Principles - Leverages key principles of the Source to Pay process to smoothly execute sourcing decisions, order placement, material/service acquisition and on-time payment of Suppliers.

  • Sourcing - Utilizes the purchasing functional system to support the Request For Quote process and establish a Total Cost of Ownership comparison of suppliers based on the category strategy and define the supplier that is most likely to meet Cummins and customer's needs.

  • Supplier Performance Management - Leverages functional roles and responsibilities to appropriately manage supplier performance; negotiates defined metrics and supplier management processes to ensure robust management by all functional stakeholders; assimilates cross-functional, cross-site performance data across geographies; ensures suppliers awareness to performance deficiencies and communicates Cummins expectations relative to continuous improvement.

  • Supplier Tooling Management - Manages supplier tooling strategy by noting the impact on Total Value Performance throughout the product life cycle to accurate piece price, leverages Cummins-owned tooling procedure and ensures continuance of supply from that supplier or another by use of that specific tooling, by using proper Letters of Intent and bailment agreements; tracks and maintains inventory of which tooling Cummins has paid for and owns.

  • Supply Base Risk Management - Minimizes supplier risk to Cummins by proactively mitigating risks through use of risk analysis tools and risk mitigation playbook to manage three key risks including continuity of supply, reputational risk, and risk to our margins of parts by minimizing disruption and services throughout supply chain; manages and leverages supplier selection and dual sourcing opportunities as a first line of defense against supplier risk.

  • Project Management - Establishes and maintains the balance of scope, schedule and resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in supply chain management or a related subject required.


Intermediate level of related work experience required.

Minimum 2 years supervisory experience, required.


Primary Location Romania-Dolj-Craiova-Romania, Craiova, Newage AvK Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 2, 2022, 3:34:08 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Power Systems Business

Req ID: 220003QI