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Procurement Analyst


Wilmington, Massachusetts

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The Procurement Analyst job is a new position and an opportunity to play a large role in transforming the Procurement function within UniFirst as part of a larger Supply Chain transformation initiative. This position will report to the Procurement Manager.

The Procurement Analyst will support the Procurement Manager in strategic sourcing and category management activities, while also leading select procurement initiatives. This role requires the use of initiative and independent judgement, while working effectively with multiple stakeholders across several corporate functions and field service locations.

The Procurement Analyst will support the delivery of savings and contribute to category management through the following work -

  • Provide procurement support to the Procurement Manager and lead select sourcing initiatives in support of the annual sourcing plan
  • Develop RFIs to qualify vendors, and develop RFPs that aid in price discovery and vendor selection
  • Negotiate all terms and conditions of supply
  • Use price indexing where appropriate to maintain market price competitiveness
  • Draft and implement national account supply agreements with input from Legal and stakeholders
  • Facilitate implementation of new agreements and onboarding of new suppliers
  • Provide ongoing Supplier Relationship Management in conjunction with the relevant UniFirst Stakeholders


  • Ensure field and vendor compliance to assigned category agreements
  • Solicit and qualify potential new vendors for assigned categories
  • Direct customer satisfaction survey deployments to UniFirst locations
  • Responsible for the completion of all RFP analyses and associated recommendations
  • Negotiate agreement terms with vendors
  • Monitor relevant Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics for supplier reporting
  • Attend / lead quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance
  • Monitor raw material price indexes routinely to identify market trends that could impact UniFirst pricing with supplier base
  • Promptly respond to field location product inquiries
  • Process vendor invoices as needed
  • Provide product allocations to the field as needed
  • Routinely validate and update corporate intranet site for assigned categories information
  • Conduct spend analytics using ERP systems and vendor usage reports
  • Collaborate with Legal team to draft and execute agreements
  • Maintain the contract database with current agreement information
  • Perform ad hoc vendor and spend research
  • Conduct product/industry research and maintain in depth knowledge of relevant commodities markets (e.g. pulp and paper, resins, etc.)

Reporting to Management

  • Cost savings, cost avoidance and performance improvements
  • Current sourcing initiative schedules
  • Opportunities for increasing supplier diversity, rationalizating suppliers and skus
  • Monthly Purchase Price Variance reporting
  • Vendor usage and trend analysis



  • Minimum 2 years of Strategic Sourcing and/or Buying experience
  • Manufacturing, consumer products, or industrial supply experience is a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CPM or CPSM preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with the capability to use Excel to analyze large data sets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Strong time-management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel as required

UniFirst offers a Fleet of Benefits, 50+ to be exact!

401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.


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