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3M STP Buying Analyst in Asuncion De Belen, Costa Rica

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Job Description:

Provides analytical and application support for specific and well-defined sourcing areas. May lead basic processes in support of the Sourcing Policy. Follows basic sourcing guidelines to monitor, measure, and analyze sourcing processes and client requirements in completing assignments. Typically an entry level position directly after university.

This position is responsible for will be responsible for purchase order maintenance; purchasing vendor creation/modification request process; blocked invoices troubleshooting; vendor claims troubleshooting and outstanding customer service. Primary purpose of the position is to perform Procurement and sometimes Sourcing activities related to Direct and Indirect Spend for both internal and external customers. Candidate must be a team player and working towards to create best practices and exceed individual and department goals.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible to review purchases orders.

  • Provide high standard order management to support to business stakeholders.

  • Providing reporting to internal customers and on open orders, shipments, backlog and accruals.

  • Troubleshoot invoices with purchases issues to ensure proper registration and resolution.

  • On time and on quality delivery of Sourcing/Procurement Operations.

  • Meet KPIs, SLAs and internal metrics.

  • Interact with both internal and external customers.

  • Understand Company’s Principles and Procedures.


  • Bachelor level or almost finish university/college degree in Business Administration or a related Engineering.

  • 1-3 years of experience working in similar roles (STP, P2P or similar).

  • Procurement or Buying experience is required

  • Intermediate/ Advanced Excel skills.

  • Customer service experience.

  • Innovative and Team Player.

  • Open to flexible schedules

  • Advanced English level: B2

  • Follow 3M Policies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP ERP MM/FI Experience

  • Lean / Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt/Black Belt)

  • Additional language skills

  • Project Management certification

  • Negotiation skills

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