Supply Chain Analyst 3

Andersen Corporation

Andersen Corporation

IT, Operations
Cottage Grove, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Description & Requirements


Renewal by Andersen is a pioneer in the window and door industry, and innovation is a huge part of who we are. Renewal by Andersen Signature Service combines the perfect combination of the best people in the industry, a superior process, and an exclusive product. As such, we take great care in building a team of skilled, passionate Difference Makers, caring for our team members’ personal and professional growth, and celebrating our differences. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people feel respected, valued, and driven to realize their full potential. We always have opportunities for our team members to give back to the causes they’re most passionate about, and as an Energy Star Partner of the Year for many years, Renewal by Andersen is committed to environmental health and sustainability. If you want to be a Difference Maker, Renewal by Andersen is the place for you.


This Supply Chain Procurement and Inventory Analyst will be the technical procurement and inventory expert and coach, supporting Renewal’s flagship manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove, MN. This position will be responsible for learning our procurement and inventory planning processes and systems and teaching and supporting our supply chain purchasing and inventory team. This role will be responsible for driving continuous improvement to our business processes and technology to drive value for our team. We are looking for a team member with a passion for improving customer delivery, facilitation and previous success leading continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Drive business value through effective deployment of our procurement and inventory planning processes, technology, and team. Passionately advocate and lead improvements for our internal and external customers.

  • Introduce new perspectives on existing solutions to continuously improve material and information flow processes using data and data analysis.

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external business partners including engineers, research and development, IT, suppliers, supervisors, and project leads.

  • Serve the supply chain procurement and inventory team as the local subject matter expert on the procurement and inventory planning and accuracy processes and technology. This position will require detailed understanding of information and material flow from order entry to customer delivery with the ability to coach others with less expereince.

  • Analyze, develop recommendations, and lead implementation of continuous improvements to business tools and processes, utilizing Supply Chain and lean tools such as Kanban, 5Y, Plan-Do-Check-Act, value stream mapping and A3 thinking.

  • Facilitate cross-functional team meetings, kaizen events, value stream mapping, and business process design sessions.

  • Perform analytics to determine how to best resolve constraints to balance service, inventory, and cost. Reviews data to ensure successful implementation and interface with other functions and systems. Create and edit informational dashboards and performance indicators for the procurement and inventory team.

  • Function as liaison between the IT team and the user community.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience. Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Information Systems is preferred.
  • 6-8 years combined experience in Sourcing, Inventory Management, Operations, Logistics, or Supply Chain Planning.
  • Master knowledge of relevant supply chain technologies such as ERP, MRP, Manufacturing Executions Systems, Warehouse Management systems.
  • Demonstrates competency to coach others in ERP systems, data mining and data reporting. Expert mastery of data mapping and data validation techniques. Able to extract, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to coach others on lean tools including Pull, 5Y, PDCA, kaizen facilitation, A3 thinking, waste elimination.
  • Builds strong working relationships with internal and/or external customers with demonstrated strong facilitation skills.
  • Provides peer-to-peer coaching and developmental feedback to others.


  • Experience with change management strategies and processes required to support an organization through change.
  • Previous success in ERP implementations.
  • Previous success in a high volume, high mix, just-in-time manufacturing enviornment.
  • Previous expereince in supplier relationships and driving improvements with external partners.


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

· Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

· Health Savings Account contributions

· Paid holidays plus PTO

· 401(k) plan & contributions

· Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities

· Charity contributions

· Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posting City:
Cottage Grove, MN