Procurement Analyst (Sourcing)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI)

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 1 month ago

Procurement Analyst (Sourcing)

Department:  Procurement
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The Procurement Analyst is responsible for following the company’s procurement policy and fulfilling demand, price negotiation, maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, and working on cost down projects.


  • Sourcing
    • Research and keep updated on industry standards, including crucial cost drivers affecting contracted pricing.
    • Develop and define specifications for the different procurement methodologies: qualified bid, the best value, professional service, construction, request for proposal, and request for qualifications.
    • Perform and oversee tasks related to overall contract strategy agreement, administration, maintenance, indirect material, and management of active contracts, and compile statistical data to facilitate current and future contract planning.
    • Oversee contract compliance and vendor performance for contract award.
    • Assess and report the material impact due to any disaster.
    • Analyze risk assessments on current and or potential contracts and agreements.
    • Coordinate RMA issues and work with the supplier to get RMA compensation if needed.
    • Support additional demand requests from AOI TW and CN.
  • Supplier Management
    • Evaluate current supplier performance quarterly.
    • Oversee supplier relationships for raw material suppliers and indirect material suppliers.
    • Analyze current risk management and maintain valid NDA records for all raw material suppliers.
    • Responsible for informing and collecting company compliance requirements from suppliers.
    • Perform risk assessments on current and or potential contracts and agreements.
    • Responsible for preparing and reviewing existing and or new contracts, invoices, and negotiation terms.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or related discipline from an accredited institution


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in supplier management or strategic sourcing is required.


  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and SAP is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, Sorting, Adding filter, etc.) is required
  • Strong data analysis skills and be able to solve the problem based on critical thinking
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively across all business levels and functions
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team


•  Houston, TX

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Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Business Administration, Communication, Construction, Engineering, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Media Relations, Procurement, Project Management, Quality Control, Research Development, Software Development, Supply Chain

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