Ryder System Purchasing Analyst I in MIAMI, Florida

Position Description

The Purchasing Analyst I will be responsible for tactical, daily processing of vehicle purchase orders and revisions for all equipment types.

  • She/he will effectively execute the review of sample purchase order content (specifications) for compatibility, adherence to approval requirements, maintenance of proper documentation and communication with the sales and lease administration teams to ensure optimal program savings, processes and compliance.

  • The incumbent will actively identify opportunities for process enhancements.


  • Associate's degree in business preferred

  • Up to a year of experience in purchasing, logistics, and/or product support preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Strong technical aptitude

  • Superior product knowledge

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to:

  • Quickly respond to changing assignments, work settings and priorities

  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills

  • Present information and ideas clearly and understandably to others

  • Demonstrate a high commitment to quality

  • Knowledge of:

  • MS Office programs (intermediate level)

  • Truck Marketing Institute medium and heavy duty courses preferred


  • Review and process purchase orders and revisions for all types of equipment for national, local and inside sales; review sample purchase order (SPO) content to ensure specification compatibility when processing purchase orders; process orders created in-house as directed; and maintain proper documentation as orders are processed.

  • Prioritize revisions and order release for on-ground units; apply correct vehicle specification system (VSS) codes to all purchase orders as appropriate; complete all required workflow documents and procedures associated with the management of all purchase orders; observe guidelines and follow-up with approval requirements for specification content, early replacement approval, and capital expenditures; and manage the process and workload to ensure prompt and accurate release of purchase orders and revisions.

  • Review all equipment types included on a single purchase order to ensure major specification compatibility, coordinate delivery instructions and requested delivery dates across all types; suggest alternative specifications and/or solutions, if applicable; and document savings when realized.

  • Contact original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), dealers or non-standard suppliers to obtain copies of quotes, missing or incorrect specifications, verify delivery schedules and freight requirements

  • Observe supplier's scheduling and currency exchange deadlines and prioritize order release

  • Ensure production schedules and order guidelines are met

  • Respond to field inquiries and e-mails promptly

  • Follow up with respective salespeople when suppliers have issues to make sure all are resolved and handled in a timely manner

  • Contact salesperson or lease administrator when changes are required

  • Obtain approval from salespeople prior to making specification changes on purchase orders

  • Proactively communicate any problems that arise or recurrent issues to management

  • Analyze exception reports and communicate any issues to management

  • Mail, e-mail, fax, print and/or re-print purchase orders to suppliers

  • Maintain general industry awareness of current market trends, changes in the industry and government mandates

  • Attend supplier training programs

  • Complete work related training courses as assigned

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-65486

Category Vehicle Supply Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 1348