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Supply Chain Analyst

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Lee's Summit, MO, US, 64082-2312

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Briggs & Stratton / Billy Goat, located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is a leading and innovative manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. We specialize in the design and manufacture of machines in three product groups: Debris Management (vacuums, blowers, and debris loaders), Lawn Renovation, and Brush Cutters. We have an immediate opening for a full time Supply Chain Analyst to support our operations.


Position Description

Performs liaison activities between areas of manufacturing, production or distribution for the purpose of ensuring efficient and timely scheduling of materials and commitments. Oversees data management of requested material and maintaining inventory levels to satisfy customer demand, avoid backorders and maintain fill rate objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Maintains inventory turns, fill rates, backorder dollar objectives and resolves supplier issues
  2. Manages effective dates of Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) to ensure that all inventories are used prior to converting Bill of Materials (BOMs)
  3. Recognizes and manages external supply issues, including international holidays, transportation bottlenecks, etc.
  4. Analyzes quotations using broad purchasing principles, concepts and practices for cost/price and total value analysis to select, recommend or develop alternative suppliers
  5. Trains suppliers to understand ASN (Advanced Shipping Notice) and AVS (Automatic Vendor Scheduling) to improve delivery
  6. Applies negotiation skills to resolve vendor disputes with an acceptable outcome and decides appropriate resolution to problems that may arise during the strategic sourcing contracting processes
  7. Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the business
  8. Conducts market and material studies; researches and evaluates benefits of contract or open-market purchases and/or benefits of outsourcing
  9. Monitors and tracks vendor performance through periodic financial reviews, product performance, customer satisfaction surveys, and customer feedback
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supply strategies, purchasing function concepts and supplier commodity processes and practices
  • Good written and verbal communication skills for report writing, presentations and interactions with diverse groups of people inside and outside of the corporation
  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with SAP, Access, Google, and MS Office applications
  • Ability to meet deadlines and organize and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to see a wide range of detailed work through completion
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, inventory, and quality procedures and management programs and systems
  • Ability to read and/or interpret blueprints and/or complex engineering drawings
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of three years of experience in purchasing or related field in a manufacturing environment

Physical & Environmental Requirements


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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