Supply Chain Cost Analyst

at Vista Outdoor in

Job Description

Job Description

CamelBak Products is looking for an individual that thrives in the detail of new and sustaining product. Partnering with product development teams, sourcing, product operations and suppliers, you help bring the best products to market at the best cost.

You have cost understanding ingrained. This position has a high visability within the organization at all levels, presenting understanding of cost, structure, variances, and guiding teams in management of cost objectives.

Who are you?

You are a person who thrives in a collaborative environment. You recognize the value of partnership and collaboration, both internally and externally. You should possess sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods and experience in a similar role. An accomplished supply chain analyst is someone who can translate supply chain design, functions and methods into actionable profit-enhancing strategies.

You have consumer goods experience and enjoy the challenges of developing and managing supplier relationships. You are curious about the hydration business, excited to dive into something new, and can’t wait to dig into the details. You will be considered a key contributor to the cost effective and profitable position of the company.

Who are we?

We are a group of energetic hydration enthusiasts, obsessed with building innovative and high-quality products to accompany EVERY adventure and join in EVERY journey.

We accomplish great things as a team, and we win as a team. We get excited about the little things and we nerd out on the details. Better is not enough!

JOIN US! Additional information about specific requirements follow below.

The position will focus on providing analytical and process support for the Sourcing, Distribution and Logistic/ Import-Export teams, bringing key focus to supply chain cost improvements and spearheading opportunities. This position will work with cross-departmental teams to evaluate existing supply chain processes, develop solutions to optimize, and be instrumental in implementation of those respective solutions.

Key partners within the organization Senior Leadership, Sourcing (both domestic and international), Logistics, Distribution, Product Operations, Development, Design and Finance will look to your analytics for guidance in supply chain design decisions, product development, margin improvement and clarity of direction based on projected outcomes.

Responsibilities will include facilitation/ support of supply chain projects, margin model representation by product category/ market, development/ analysis of solutions and associated ROIs, ongoing analytical/ continuous improvement, budget support, PPV/ IPV and annual cost role activities.


+ Departmental Function, Reporting and Analysis 25%

+ Purchase price/ invoice price variance analysis & reporting

+ Supplier score card reporting

+ Analytical summary; prepare and present financial data to internal and external customers

+ Process improvement activities with cross-functional teams and 3rd party providers driving value add efficiencies

+ Annual cost role leadership; ERP/ PLM cost/ price maintenance

+ Supply Chain Project Analysis 40%

+ Cause & effect analysis of supply chain modifications… examples

+ New component implementation (resin alternate replacement, supplier transitions); Supply chain transitions

+ New supplier introduction

+ Non-standard work-in-process activities

+ Direct supply inquiry on process understanding, cost investigation and application of change objectives

+ Assistance with cost preparation and negotiation

+ Core Team Activities 35%

+ New product / in-line margin model management and group representation

+ Cost/ ROI analysis, providing cost/ resource direction during design & development

+ Perform risk assessment to identify and mitigate program cost risk


+ 4-year degree or greater in operation management, business administration, or related area.

+ 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in at least one of the following areas:

+ Operations analysis, process mapping/ re-engineering, finance, project management

+ Experience in global supply chain execution of a consumer product.

+ Should be proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications, database analytical tools, presentation creation, Visio or other flow chart applications.

+ Experience in Oracle 11.5+ ERP is a plus, SAP or general ERP structure


+ Standard office structure in a highly collaborative environment

+ Minor travel, as needed to collaborate or understand supply chain opportunities

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Join our talented team! Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.

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Job Posting: JC189738535

Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

Updated On: Nov 08, 2021