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BUNZL Purchasing Analyst (Bunzl Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Region Purchasing Analyst is responsible for inventory control and supply planning to avoid stock outs and reduce slow moving/obsolete stock.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.


  • Analyze sales and forecast requirements to improve fill rate and product availability.

  • Maintain system controls and records to ensure accurate and efficient purchase orders.

  • Enter purchase orders as needed to replenish inventory at required levels.

  • Focus on reducing inbound and inter-company freight through optimal purchasing.

  • Focus on reducing or eliminating slow moving and obsolete inventory.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.

  • Proactively identify new strategic actions to enhance purchasing effectiveness.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree in supply chain or related area of study required.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in import purchasing or inventory planning preferred.

  • Must be aware of various business etiquette to deal with coworkers and customers.

  • Project coordination capabilities and analytic skills.

  • Require office experience in a professional environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Must be detail oriented, strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Motivated self-starter with the interpersonal skills required to work with others in a collaborative environment.

  • Comfortable learning new systems; quick learner

  • AS400 experience preferred.

  • Strong negotiation skills preferred.

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)