Job: Materials Analyst II

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Plainview, NY

Job Description

As a Material Analyst, you will analyze materials, quantity, and costs in support of proposal activity and ongoing quantity/price variance analysis. This position will require you to analyze the Bill of Materials (BOM), coordinating with Engineering, Program Management, Sales, Procurement, Finance and other departments to define material requirements and analyze through manufacturing for continuous improvement.  

  • Work across departments to ensure proper material quantities are quoted in the proposal phase (i.e. engineering samples, testing samples, production materials, etc.)
  • Analyze material quantities (purposed against procured) against manufactured quantities used to understand component utilization (Yield)
  • Oversee material cost from proposal through execution to ensure saving targets are met
  • Create scripts in Excel or Python to automate reporting for ease of data communication
  • Basic Knowledge of continuous improvement, Purchase Order (PO) Management, and Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Daily use of Critical Thinking to achieve more efficient operations and processes
  • Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Computer Science 
    • 2+ years’ experience in data analytics 
    • Advanced Excel skills (including Vlookup, pivot, charting, macros a plus)
    • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws.  In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a US person under US export laws or, eligible for approval for a U.S. Government export license.  A US Person includes a US citizen, lawful Permanent Resident, refugee or asylee.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience in materials finance/analysis, estimating, and planning with a strong analytical approach
    • Experience with Power BI
    • Prior experience developing materials cost proposals
    • Knowledge of Indentured Bills of Materials
    • Contract Specialties is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce

Job ID: 18116