• Post Date

    September 21, 2023

  • Reference Number

  • Division

    Martin Wheel

  • Department

  • Country

    United States

  • Location

    Tallmadge, Ohio

Senior Business Analyst - Purchasing

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Kenda is a recognized leader in tire/wheel production, with over 12,000 employees worldwide, where Quality, Honesty, Innovation, and Customer Service are core values. This position is an opportunity to be part of a “world-class” organization.

Our Senior Buyer Analyst – Purchasing is responsible for all materials and inventory entering our Martin Wheel Division. This includes intercompany shipments and production entries for each location.


  • Managing warehouse inventory levels to ensure efficient use of available space.
  • Process purchase order requests to meet material demands for the location.
  • Verify appropriate levels via Material Resource Planning (MRP) to determine order & delivery schedules.
  • Adjust orders and deliveries as needed to minimize excess inventory.
  • Expedite orders as necessary while taking steps to prevent the need for future expedited orders.
  • Review and oversee the receipt of goods entries into the corporate warehouse.
  • Research and resolve inventory discrepancies.
  • Process all bin transfers for the warehouse.
  • Oversee and manage the input of all production completed in specified locations.
  • Act as the building coordinator for the yearly Physical Inventory.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Purchasing
  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management or a similar field
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to utilize an automated accounting system (MAS200)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Forecasting experience
  • Self-motivated, organized, and effective time management.
  • Ability to travel, up to 5%.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.


  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, accident, critical care, and short-term & long-term disability insurance.
  • 401K retirement program with employer match
  • Paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Employee purchase pricing on auto, power sport, and bicycle tires

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).