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Purchasing Analyst Intern
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Mission Linen Supply | Santa Barbara, CA
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Mission Linen Supply is looking for a Purchasing Analyst Intern. Mission Linen Supply seeks an individual with strong analytic tendencies and good critical thinking skills to support a wide array of purchasing and supply chain needs, from basic spend analysis and PO fulfillment cycle to vendor selection for shipping and other service. As our Purchasing team expands the use of e-comm stores and on-line ordering portals, the Purchasing Analyst Intern will be responsible for monitoring the performance of various vendors and working to avoid un-necessary costs and reduce lag time in the supply chain. This position reports directly to the Director of Purchasing and partners with Buyers, Sales and IT personnel to create a culture of continuous improvement.

BENEFITS: If you are seeking full-time employment with full benefits including; health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a retirement savings program, paid time off (sick, holiday, vacation) and MORE apply today.



* Create a process for reviewing and following up on electronically generated POs, including average delivery times, discrepancies and non-acknowledged / processed PO's
* Work with Accounting teams to resolve cost/price differentials that may cause delays in fulfillment or closure
* Coordinate with stakeholders on monthly review of new stores / suppliers and out standing issues with a goal towards continuous improvement
* Validate, sort and "clean" date from Vendor partners in to usable format for IT utilization / upload
* Working with IT team create a process and timeline for uploading cost changes and adjusting pricing agreements as needed
* Work with Buyers assigned to specific vendors with "shared spend" (where multiple types of POs are created) to maximally leverage the impact of Mission Linen's spend on the vendor relationship.
* Periodic Spend analysis by business sector (Linen and Uniform Rental, Direct Sales, Employee Apparel)
* Review of PO data for specific Vendors to evaluate credits, rebates and shipping cost irregularities.


* Excellent Verbal and Written communication and high attention to detail.
* Ability to manage multiple competing requirements and to prioritize conscientiously.
* Experience following up with customer complaints and concerns, communicating with vendor partners to improve communications, and to solve problems with independent and critical thinking.
* Strong comfort level with Excel, including basic sorting and mathematical formulas including calculating margin and mark-up. Candidates with advanced Excel experience (i.e. PIVOTTABLE creation, VLOOKUPs and other Logical functions) should indicate this in their application.
* Basic understanding or Purchasing and Supply Chain activities: Requisitions, PO creation and closing (life cycle), Receiving and Discrepancies.
* Experience with basic FedEx/UPS/USPS tracking, and/or experience with Freight tracking (domestic and international).


Mission Linen Supply is a family owned, privately held company, and a leading provider of products, services, and supplies to hospitality, medical, and industrial businesses. Founded in 1930 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, the company has grown from a one-man operation to a leading player in the linen rental and uniform business across five western states. Mission Linen Supply is widely recognized for its ability to understand, anticipate, and meet its customers 'needs while providing environmentally friendly goods and services.

Mission Linen Supply is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), VEVRAA Protected Veterans, Federal Contractor and Worker with Disabilities employer. Mission Linen Supply is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Worker with Disabilities needing assistance applying please feel free to call HR Office at 805-730-3612.

To be considered for employment with Mission Linen Supply, you will need to apply online at missionlinen.com, select careers and apply for the position you are interested in. We will review your qualifications and will contact you via email or phone if you are selected for an interview.


About Mission Linen Supply

Mission Linen Supply is one of the largest privately held companies in the textile rental industry providing linens, uniforms and related products to California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon. Mission Linen Supply has more than 50 locations which produce and distribute quality products at fair prices. Mission Linen Supply is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California and is still family owned and operated to this day.