Sourcing Specialist

Location: Troy, OH
Date Posted: 08-11-2017
We are excited to partner with an industry leading company in the Dayton OH area in search of a new Sourcing Specialist.  This position will help to streamline products and sourcing strategies within the supplier base as well as manage KPI’s, pricing, and inventory management.  Our client has a phenomenal reputation, career path and compensation package.

Responsibilities:
  • High degree of understanding of assigned commodities (materials, services, etc.) on appropriate suppliers and their offerings based on the requirements at the sites, maintaining organized records of commodities/product lines/GMOs, agreements, supplier selection and their ongoing performance, and their stakeholders at each site.
  • Development, leadership, and documentation of sourcing strategies, utilizing standardized procedures and process flows, conducive to supplier consolidation and partnership.
  • Pricing strategies.
  • Inventory management in coordination with inventory control and distribution/procurement/expediting managers.
  • Goals and benefits of the vendor’s strategies are clearly defined and designed to support the different sites and regions (internal customers).
  • Requests for quotes and contractual agreements are clearly and professionally communicated to potential suppliers.
  • Supplier proposals that support requirements and benefits including consignment, kan-ban, logistics, freight, reordering, performance, price, warranty, delivery performance and quality performance assessment.
  • Establish agreements/contracts/standing orders with business partner(s).
  • Achieve year over year metrics improvement
Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree plus a min of 3 years of experience
  • Solid Analytical Skills and effective skills in decision making.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills.
  • Teamwork, strong communication, managing suppliers’ performance, Information gathering, Interpersonal awareness and customer orientation.
  • Able to handle projects, tasks, objectives and accountabilities simultaneously and timely.
  • Works well as a team contributor and leader within the entire supply chain structure.  
  • Ability to achieve results in the short and long term and has the drive to discover and meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the proven ability to address large groups.
  • Must be proactive and display a high level of initiative.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Technical knowledge and competence on assigned commodities.
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