Lithia Motors, Inc.

Procurement Analyst

3 months ago
ID
2017-31316
# of Openings
1
US-OR-Medford
Store Name
Support Services
Category
Support Services - Corporate Office

Overview

LITHIA MOTORS, INC.

Procurement Analyst

 

Lithia Motors, Inc. is the 4th largest automotive retailer in the United States, the leading retailer in each of our markets and is publicly traded on the NYSE. We’re looking for a self-motivated and career driven professional who will thrive in a challenging, dynamic environment to join our Accounting team.

 

The Procurement Analyst is primarily responsible for identifying and implementing responsible purchasing practices through analysis of vendor selection and purchase procedures.  The Procurement Analyst will also assist in company cost reductions by identifying and limiting controllable expenses.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

Area of Responsibility

  • Analyze spend by purchase category and vendor.
  • Make recommendations for purchasing improvements and vendor selection.
  • Audit for compliance with established practices.
  • Track results and demonstrate savings.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS/EXPECTATIONS

  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties

 

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
  • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment

 

Lithia Hiring Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
  • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
  • Clear pre-employment drug screen

 

NOTE: This job description applies only to the specific employing entity and location of an individual’s employment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

 

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