Purchasing Analyst

Posted 14 March 2023
Location Houston, United States of America
Job type Contract
DisciplineAccounting & Finance

Job Description

Purchasing Analyst

Location: Houston, TX


The GR/IR (Goods Receipt/Invoice Receipt) Resolution Associate will be part of the Supply Chain Global Services Team. The GR/RI Resolution Analyst’s primary responsibility is to monitor the GR/IR open balance account to ensure invoices submitted for payment match the goods/services that have been received. This includes investigating and resolving GR/IR imbalances through collaboration with those involved in the requisitioning, purchasing, receiving, invoicing and payment process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate GR/IR Open Balance and Blocked Invoice reports in SAP.

  • Review aging GR/IR imbalances and blocked invoices for each Purchase Order line item.

  • Utilize analytical skills, system tools and business knowledge to research and identify the root cause for GR/IR line item imbalances, determine appropriate corrective action plan, initiate resolution and monitor to ensure closure.

  • Collaborate, effectively communicate, and establish credibility with internal (Buyers, Requisitioners, Goods Receivers, Invoice Processors, Finance) and external (Suppliers) business partners.

  • Comply with Internal Control Standards, Account Reconciliation policies and industry regulations.

  • Work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload.

  • Take ownership of actions and follow through on commitments by courageously dealing with and developing solutions for complex problems.

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities to drive process efficiencies and lead change.

Required Skills / Experience

  • 2+ years SAP experience

  • 2+ years experience in Accounts Payable, Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain or related field.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and time-management skills.

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Self-Starter with an aptitude to learn quickly and become self-sufficient.


  • GR/IR resolution and account reconciliation experience.

  • Experience with 3-way matching of invoices to Purchase Orders.

  • Proficiency in the Procure-to-Pay process.