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Cost Analyst

Location: 

Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

 

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.

 

Cost Analyst

Job Description

  • Accurately review and process vendor cost files.  Transform supplier cost updates and tariff related cost changes into accurate and useful cost upload files.  Update material costs and adjust Resale Pricing in kind to maintain Resale margins in legacy system.
  • Provide insight into financial impact to the business.
  • Coordination with Product and Portfolio Managers, Supply Chain and Business Process Owner to ensure data accuracy and timely execution of required actions.  Clear, consistent and organized communications and coordination with Pricing Analysts and constituents across the business.
  • Implementation of continuous improvement strategies to drive efficiencies in the cost update work stream.  Optimize use of available tools to assure maximum cost update process effectiveness.
  • Sustainable prioritization of workload to ensure timelines are met.

 

Location:  Fort Worth, TX

Remote/Office/Hybrid: Hybrid

Employment Type:  Full Time

 

About the role

The Cost Analyst is responsible for the review and implementation of cost files from our suppliers into our system.  This person will ensure that data is correct, review the potential impact to the business, and work hand in hand with the product management team to ensure proper information and implementation of the cost file is timely. 

(S)he will be an integral part of ensuring Allied maintains its profitability and speed of working with suppliers.  Ensuring that information from our suppliers is quickly understood and acted upon ensures that Allied pivots quickly with changing material and other factors affecting the product cost and resale pricing.

 

What we’re looking for

Essential:

  • Proficient in data analysis - Able to identify necessary data corrections and adjustments in large data sets. Communicate and ask necessary questions in order to assure data accuracy.  Policing of material cost accuracy.
  • Highly skilled in data extraction and manipulation.
  • Demonstrated Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated background in reorganizing data into a standard format required.
  • Demonstrated success using technology and continuous improvement methodologies to deliver process efficiency.
  • Strong focus on data quality and process rigor.
  • Strong communication skills and inquisitive nature are both a must. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Agent of change.  Unafraid to question the norm. 
  • Great attitude and motivation to both learn & develop.
  • Able to simultaneously balance multiple priorities inclusive of both project work and daily tasks.
  • Self-motivated individual who does not need to be micro-managed

 

Desirable:

  • Qlikview and / or Microsoft Access experience preferred
  • College degree strongly preferred

 

A bit about you

Leaders in RS Group lead a culture where people are:

  • Customer and supplier obsessed
  • Highly engaged and ambitious
  • Stripping out barriers to execution
  • Creating fresh ideas and new markets
  • Delivering on promises – making it happen
  • Driven by outcome, with fully-aligned objectives

 

Therefore, to do that I:

Show Passion: I connect deeply with others – colleagues, customers, and suppliers

  • I share my aspirations. I am transparent and honest. I act and communicate with integrity
  • I collaborate with others, so together we thrive and transform our business

 

Act with Humility: I enable others to ask, ‘what if’, and do amazing things

  • I listen to understand diverse views, as I don’t have all the answers
  • I empower others to try new, exciting things; and challenge limiting beliefs. Sometimes we fail, but we do it together and we learn

 

Demonstrate Trust: I lead by example, align others around ambitious goals, and check in regularly

  • I commit to and am accountable for two or three key priorities; and I deliver on them. I join the dots for people across matrix teams, give them ownership, and make sure we always know how we are doing 

 

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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