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Supply Chain Analyst

Devry University

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Careers Center | Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst

Location US-IL-Downers Grove
Job ID
Adtalem Global Education
Supply Management
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance


The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for purchasing a wide variety of products and services in a timely manner.  This role will report to the Director of Supply Management and collaborate closely with the Supply Management Specialist. Products and services include medical supplies, shipping services, office supplies, computers, laptops, IT equipment, etc. Applies skills and expertise in specification development for printing requirements, related commodities and services.


Buyer responsibilities (50%)

  • Purchases and negotiates with Adtalem pred suppliers.
  • Works to resolve payment issues with Adtalem Accounts Payable (AP) team and suppliers
  • Support month-end Lawson Buyer activity and reporting
  • Works with institution and business teams to drive procure to pay (P2P) process improvements
  • Administers purchase orders in the Lawson system and is SME for Supply Management Office.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to identify opportunities for price reductions, rebates, discounts and process efficiencies.
  • Leads the Managed Print Services (MPS) program for all Adtalem institutions and works closely with HP to maintain continuity of program.


Analytics responsibilities (50%)

  • Analyzes Adtalem supplier spend data by-institution and by-category to identify opportunities to reduce discretionary spend.
  • Utilizes the SpendHQ tool to analyze Adtalem spend data and develop recommendations for cost savings and optimize our supplier base.
  • Lead RFP projects across Atalem institutions and businesses to identify pred suppliers, understand business requirements, negotiate with suppliers and generate cost savings
  • Drives Continuous Improvement by decreasing cycle time of requisition-to-purchase-order cycle, streamlining supplier ordering process, etc.



Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of business experience, with a minimum of one year of buyer experience.
  • Experience: negotiating with suppliers; supplier management; RFP experience; experience in higher education a plus, but not required.
  • Analytical skills: experience working with large amounts of data, conducting analyses and making data driven recommendations.
  • Project management: experience in managing projects with multiple businesses and getting the team to drive towards achieving common objectives.
  • Lawson ERP experience is required, especially in a buyer role; MS Office software expertise, especially Excel and pivot tables.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with suppliers, finance, contract managers, campuses.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for ing for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.


We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.


We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.


If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to for a position today.


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