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Sourcing Specialist II

Sourcing Specialist II

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Supply Chain/Purchasing
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FT - Regular Full-Time
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The Sourcing Specialist coordinates activities around addressable indirect and direct sourcing projects.  The role’s focus is on cost savings and service improvements by sourcing and selecting service providers.  The role would interact with Sourcing Managers to source, select and negotiate supply agreements.


  • Support Operations, Supply Chain, and Accounting goals to reduce material costs, streamline supplier portfolio, optimize payment terms, and ensure transparency of spending.
  • Analyze spend data to identify and execute cost-savings, cost-avoidance, and value-analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) opportunities within assigned product lines and commodity groups.
  • Become a “functional expert” of strategic sourcing within assigned product lines and commodity groups.
  • Develop and implement strategic purchasing procedures and control systems to reduce direct costs and carrying costs. (ex. VMI & long term stocking agreements.
  • Manage and develop relationships with suppliers to attain maximum cost efficiency, leverage buying power, develop capabilities, ascertain stability, and anticipate supply disruptions
  • Provide sourcing support and guidance to buyers, R&D, marketing, and facilities staff in preparation of procurement.
  • Support recovery activities and prevent supply disruptions of materials caused by business closures, accounting delays, upstream raw material shortages, etc.
  • Participate in business segment category meetings to collect and relay relevant sourcing assignment details.
  • Ensure compliance to relevant government regulations, third-party certifications (ex.ISO, NIJ) and company policies within assigned product lines and commodities.
  • As required, draft and manage strategic stocking agreements
  • Negotiate supply terms on behalf of the company
  • Maintain vendor data and parts data in ERP
  • May supervise one or more employees


  • Three (3) to five (5) years sourcing management or procurement management experience.
  • Four-year (4) degree in Manufacturing or Business related discipline or related experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of industry or plant specific measuring processes, including LEAN mfg.
  • Ability to navigate material specification processes and conventions.
  • Strong organizational, follow-up, analytical, and reasoning skills
  • Concise communication skills with ability to lead indirectly
  • Team oriented and comfortable working with cross functional teams
  • Creative thinking and constructive attitude
  • Microsoft Office skills to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Occasional travel to vendor locations or trade shows