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Continental Material Analyst / Procurement Planner in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Material Analyst / Procurement Planner

Allentown, PA


Job Description


Continental Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and a leader in automated driving. Through our pioneering technologies and services, we’re changing the future of mobility to make it more safe, smart, and sustainable. Our Allentown, PA location is seeking a Materials Analyst to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


• Responsible for planning, scheduling and monitoring the procurement of materials.

• Manages inventory levels and reviews customer requirements and demand with Product Management and Sales departments and provides the highest material availability at the lowest cost.

• Issues material releases to vendors, tracks shipments and coordinates timely and efficient delivery to our warehouse(s).

• Focuses on KPI’s such as Logistics Cost of Sales, Working Capital, Inventory, Delivery Performance, and Freight expenses and helps improve quality of logistics parameters in SAP as they are an integral part of Product Life Cycle Management.

• Participates in monthly forecast review meetings with Product Management and Sales; closely works with customer service to ensure material availability.

• Ensures receipts are processed accurately and generate timely payment to vendors.

• In coordination with the Product Manager, coordinates the introduction of new parts, as well as the phase-out of obsolete material.

• Supports EDI setup to vendors to increase the availability of electronic delivery information.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree

• 5+ years of experience in a related field or industry

• Resourceful problem solving with strong analytical and numerical skills

• Ability to take initiatives and work with limited supervision

• Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects

• Ability to work effectively with team

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

• Continental is not able to offer relocation for this opportunity.

Job Type


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About Continental

This Business Area Vehicle Networking and Information develops modules and end-to-end systems for connected mobility along the strategic elements “Network. Inform. Integrate.”, i.e. hardware, software and services. By providing solutions for networking, human-machine interaction, system integration and high-performance computing for cars, commercial vehicles and fleets, Vehicle Networking and Information ensures functioning networks and a smooth flow of information for connected mobility.

Job Category

Logistics, Manufacturing Operations and Production


United States


Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI)

EEO Statement

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