Supply Chain Analyst

Location: Osceola, Iowa
Opening ID: 31346
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: May 17, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, there's never been a better time to join us! Our company was founded on values that place the customer first and prioritize our people as our greatest strength. Over the years, those values and our talented associates have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of customers worldwide. Today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that sets the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service — and that's why we're the ideal place for you to grow your career.

Founded in 1929, Altec is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and signs markets. We help our customers dig deeper and reach higher in more than 100 countries around the world. 


Ensuring materials, equipment, supplies, and/or services are obtained and delivered with the most favorable terms for the organization. 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Examples of work performed – responsibilities listed do not necessarily apply to all positions in this job title).
• Prepare, process, and approve purchase orders for inventoried items with unlimited expense amounts
• Resolve shortages
• Communicate and coordinate business unit’s requirements to customers and suppliers
o i.e. needs, deadlines, impact to schedule, available alternatives
o Includes internal and external customers/suppliers
• Commitment to expediting, prioritizing, and planning for the business unit's needs
• Identifying and resolving errors
• Department specific quoting
• Invoice management, including resolution of discrepancies in pricing and receiving transactions.
• All other duties as assigned
• High School diploma or equivalent required.
• 4-year Degree preferred.
- OR      -
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Experience required:
o External:  7 years applicable experience.
o Internal:  6 years applicable experience with at least 2 of those years with Altec, Supply Chain Functions preferred.
o      Applicable Masters or APICS Certification counts as one year of experience, not to exceed one year in total.
- AND -
• Microsoft Office suite experience required.
• Knowledge of supply chain principles and concepts required.
• ERP system experience preferred.
• Authority to approve and process purchase orders with unlimited inventory items, and with limited oversight from supervision.
• Some travel (up to 25%) may be required.
o Specific assignments may have additional travel requirements
• Must be customer service oriented
• Must be able to maintain company confidentiality
• Should be able to handle stress and deadlines
• Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

Responsibility for Safety:  Safety in everything we do.
Responsibility to Prevent Errors: Avoid serious consequences resulting from errors.
Mental Alertness: Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products
Communication with Others: Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs; Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results; Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

Experience Level Adjustment

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted.