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Become A Material Analyst

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Working As A Material Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $65,498

    Average Salary

What Does A Material Analyst Do At Tenneco

* Plan purchased components to meet production schedules.
* Expedite material as needed to avoid line interruption or impact to customer shipments
* Maintain inventory levels according to inventory level plan
* Monitor/Track overseas shipments to ensure on time delivery
* Maintain PFEP (plan for every part) data in SAP
* Follow-up of past due requirements
* Maintain Supply WEB for all non
* EDI suppliers
* Manage incoming receiving Audits
* Daily receipt reconciliation of incoming material
* Use SAP generated reports to monitor open/ late deliveries
* Issue DPR/MRR’s for supplier delivery issues
* Respond to Mfg. inquiries regarding purchased parts
* Schedule LTL shipments
* Track premium freight via database
* Other tasks as required.
* Required Experience

What Does A Material Analyst Do At Johnson Controls

* Support data analysis to support on-time delivery, inventory accuracy, Inventory DOH and transportation execution are met while maximizing quality and minimizing cost.
* Generate in a timely manner analysis to support decisions that generate efficiencies in production and transportation.
* Establishes and maintains specific reports to insure that there is availability of materials to the Manufacturing floor and enable Operational efficiency.
* Manages daily support of production needs such as inventory data analysis, scheduling data or scheduling analysis to support business requirements related to production, inventory control, inventory planning or scheduling.
* Establish and manage databases or information with data integrity to develop analysis that enable inventory control or scheduling decisions.
* Maintains effective working relationship and communication with all departments.
* Operates within budget and contributes to the overall reduction of overhead and expenses

What Does A Material Analyst Do At Gulfstream

* 1. Support the planning, procurement, logistics and inventory management of parts throughout the business unit.
* Display ability to recognize emerging trends and understand their potential impact to the business.
* Understand the key performance indicators used to ensure supply chain service level goals are achieved.
* Comprehend the financial and logistical impact of inventory investment decisions.
* Assist in lifecycle planning on rotable and perishable inventory items as required.
* Support recommendations for changes to supply chain tactical plans in response to changing business requirements.
* Engage in discussions to determine whether excess inventory is subject to re-distribution, sale or disposal.
* Develop relationships with other functional areas to identify problems relating to shortages, distribution, customer provisioning, service center demand, and over-the-counter sales.
* Additional Functions: 1.
* Review forecasts and recommend adjustments.
* Assist in developing replenishment plans which highlight future inventory imbalances.
* Recommend actions to re-balance inventory levels.
* Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports pertaining to current status of group/individual workload, inventory levels, associated logistics costs and overall customer fill rate.
* Review engineering drawings, vendor part catalogs, and purchased on assembly items to determine initial spares requirements in support of new and existing product lines.
* Complete audits as appropriate to area of specialization.
* Limited travel may be required, as appropriate to area of specialization.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Material Analyst Do At United Technologies Corporation

* analyzing assembly return trends and coordinating with Operations and Aftermarket Program Office to determine appropriate program and retrofit forecasts on the Assembly level
* analyzing material replacement rates and reviewing with Repair Engineering to develop go forward forecasts
* review current purchasing streams to against forecasts to determine any gaps in the provisioning plan for the repair station
* working with Commercial Aftermarket Planning to ensure correct order streams are in place to support forecasts
* working with aftermarket Delivery Assurance when expedites are required to meet production schedules
* Other duties include: Material planning for assigned military programs, delivery issue resolution, shop support, data and program management, surplus and third party procurement.
* Education / Certifications
* Bachelor’s degree in supply chain/operations preferred
* Bachelor’s in other fields with experience in Operations, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management or similar field.
* Experience / Qualifications
* Years in Aftermarket Operations or Aftermarket Supply Chain management preferred
* Strong analytical skills and a working knowledge of Excel is required.
* The ideal candidate is self-directed and has strong organizational and communication skills
* Knowledge in the use of MRP operating systems is a plus

What Does A Material Analyst Do At Randstad

* Monitors and reports receipts, production, scrap, and other inventory-related data on the computer to accurately maintain inventory levels of production material
* Confers with other departments to coordinate flow of materials and resolve errors
* Monitors the scheduling of incoming production material to ensure adequate inventory levels
* Analyzes cycle count adjustments to ensure accurate inventory accountability and make recommendations to the Materials Manager
* Expedites incoming material as required
* Reviews weekly release data to include Demand Management, MRP
* MAPICS , and Eclipse
* Monitors suppliers and commercial carriers to ensure that deliveries scheduled are consistently met and any error rectified on a timely basis
* Writes procedures as directed for Receiving, Material Flow, etc.
* Assists in training as required
* Participation in the Layered Process Audit schedule
* Participation in the Internal ISO/TS 16949 Audit schedule (applies only to certified ISO/TS 16949 internal auditors)
* Participation and cooperation in answering questions and providing information for internal and external audits regarding or related to ISO/TS 16949, VDA 6
* and customer standards
* Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by Materials Manager

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How To Become A Material Analyst

Although a high school diploma may be sufficient for some positions, many employers require buyers and purchasing agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Most entry-level positions require some form of on-the-job training.


Educational requirements usually vary with the size of the organization. Although a high school diploma may be enough at some organizations, many businesses require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. For many positions, a degree in business, finance, or supply management is sufficient.

For those interested in a career as a buyer or purchasing agent of farm products, a degree in agriculture, agriculture production, or animal science is often beneficial.


Buyers and purchasing agents typically get on-the-job training for more than 1 year. During this time, they learn how to perform their basic duties, including monitoring inventory levels and negotiating with suppliers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are several certifications available for buyers and purchasing agents. Although some employers require certification, many do not.

Most of these certifications involve oral or written exams and have education and work experience requirements.

The Institute for Supply Management offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credential, which covers a wide scope of purchasing professional duties. To receive the CPSM credential, candidates must pass three exams and those with a bachelor’s degree must possess at least 3 years of relevant work experience while those without a bachelor’s degree must have at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

The American Purchasing Society offers the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) certification. The CPP certification is valid for 5 years. Candidates must earn a certain number of professional development “points” to renew their certification. Candidates initially become eligible and can renew their certification through a combination of purchasing-related experience, education, and professional contributions (such as published articles or delivered speeches).

APICS offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. Applicants must have 3 years of relevant business experience or a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for the CSCP credential. The credential is valid for 5 years. Candidates must also earn a certain number of professional development points to renew their certification.

The Next Level Purchasing Association offers the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification. Although there are no education or work experience requirements, applicants must complete six online courses and pass an SPSM exam. Certification is valid for 4 years. Candidates must complete 32 continuing education hours in procurement-related topics to recertify for an additional four-year period.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) offers two certifications for workers in federal, state, and local government. The Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential requires applicants to have earned at least an associate’s degree, possess at least 3 years of public procurement experience, and complete relevant training courses. The Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree, possess at least 5 years of public procurement experience, and complete additional training courses.

Those with the CPPB or the CPPO designation must renew their certification every 5 years by completing continuing education courses or attending procurement-related conferences or events.

The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), Institute for Public Procurement offers preparation courses for the UPPCC certification exams.


An experienced purchasing agent or buyer may become an assistant purchasing manager before advancing to purchasing manager, supply manager, or director of materials management. Buyers and purchasing agents with extensive work experience can also advance to become the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. When evaluating suppliers, buyers and purchasing agents must analyze their options and choose a supplier with the best combination of price, quality, delivery, or service. 

Decisionmaking skills. Buyers and purchasing agents must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions, choosing products that they think will sell.

Math skills. Buyers and purchasing agents must possess basic math skills. They must be able to compare prices from different suppliers to ensure that their organization is getting the best deal. 

Negotiating skills. Buyers and purchasing agents often must negotiate the terms of a contract with a supplier. Interpersonal skills and self-confidence, in addition to knowledge of the product, can help lead to successful negotiations.

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Material Analyst Career Paths

Material Analyst
Supply Chain Analyst Procurement Agent Purchasing Manager
Director Of Global Sourcing
12 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Specialist Purchasing Manager
Director Of Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Master Scheduler Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Strategic Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Master Scheduler Supply Chain Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Production Manager Material Manager
Material Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Material Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Procurement Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Logistics Coordinator Senior Buyer
Production Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Outside Sales Representative Purchasing Manager
Project Procurement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Senior Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Production Planner Material Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Material Analyst Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • French

  • Comanche

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

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Real Material Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Polymer Materials Failure Analyst Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories Signal Hill, CA Dec 01, 2015 $111,250
SAP Materials Analyst Brock Enterprises, LLC Houston, TX Nov 18, 2013 $107,500
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Oct 01, 2014 $103,484
Polymer Materials Failure Analyst Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories Signal Hill, CA Nov 01, 2010 $100,464
Polymer Materials Failure Analyst Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories Signal Hill, CA Nov 19, 2012 $100,464
Scientist, Systems and Materials Analyst Arkema, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Oct 01, 2014 $96,543
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Oct 01, 2014 $94,349
Materials Analyst VF Outdoor, Inc. (The North Face) Alameda, CA Feb 05, 2015 $93,080
Logistics and Materials Analyst Newstar Fresh Foods LLC Salinas, CA Oct 01, 2011 $91,870
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Aug 15, 2015 $89,100
Materials Analyst VF Outdoor, Inc. Alameda, CA Sep 17, 2013 $88,358
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Oct 09, 2016 $88,000
Materials Analyst, SR. I Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 08, 2013 $85,155 -
Materials Analyst Frontier Engineering Platteville, CO Aug 24, 2014 $74,318
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies Inc. Milpitas, CA Sep 23, 2013 $73,174
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies Inc. Milpitas, CA Sep 27, 2013 $73,174
Strategy/Materials Analyst Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN May 17, 2013 $72,200 -
Materials Analyst Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Oct 02, 2013 $72,176 -
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Aug 15, 2015 $72,080
Materials Analyst Nanolab Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Aug 10, 2015 $70,325
Materials Analyst/Buyer TRW Automotive, Inc. Marshall, IL Dec 04, 2016 $65,995
Materials Analyst Post Foods, LLC Jonesboro, AR Nov 14, 2009 $65,000
Materials Analyst Fabric Selection, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 21, 2014 $64,634
Materials Flow Analyst Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc. Ligonier, IN Oct 10, 2016 $64,100 -
Material Analyst Flextronics International USA, Inc. Austin, TX Jun 09, 2016 $63,847
Materials Analyst Cummins Emission Solutions Inc. Mineral Point, WI Jul 21, 2014 $63,211 -
Materials Analyst/Chemist Im Flash Technologies, LLC Lehi, UT Dec 18, 2009 $61,979
Strategy/Materials Analyst Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN May 17, 2010 $60,800 -

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Top Skills for A Material Analyst


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Top Material Analyst Skills

  1. Supplier Performance
  2. Part Numbers
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created various databases for purchasing department and for the organizational wide use of capturing supplier performance and quality.
  • Created new internal part numbers for Interconnect Division.
  • Placed and maintained purchase orders for materials.
  • Review Item Specification of raw materials and components for cGMP manufacturing use.
  • Worked with manual MRP insured proper parts allocation to meet reduced engine production turn times.

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