Sourcing Specialist Jobs

Sourcing Specialist Jobs Overview


Often employed in the construction and manufacturing industries, a sourcing specialist is responsible for making purchases, usually of industry-specific materials or equipment. Effective communication skills are a must; sourcing specialists need to maintain good relationships and negotiate with suppliers as well as with employees in other departments. Sourcing specialists also need strong analytic and project management skills to assess the company's material needs and fill them quickly. The responsibilities of a sourcing specialist usually include maintaining records, preparing bids for suppliers and ensuring that all processes are streamlined and efficient.

Sourcing Specialist Education


Most companies that are hiring for sourcing specialist jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree, preferably in business management or a related field, in addition to a varying number of years of experience in purchasing and procurement. Some employers may also require an applicant to become a Certified Purchasing Manager with a nationally recognized organization.

Depending on the type of company, it may be helpful to be familiar with specialized database software in order to track and analyze data. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software is also often required. Applicants are encouraged to be up to date with the latest market trends in the industry and with the best practices of procurement and purchasing.

Sourcing Specialist Job Market


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 71,900 purchasing manager jobs in 2012; sourcing specialists are included in this figure. The expected job growth over the next several years is far below the national average, so candidates can expect stiff competition for available jobs. There are an estimated 17,300 available purchasing manager job openings per year on average.

Sourcing Specialist Salaries


The median salary for sourcing specialist jobs in the U.S. is $100,200. Employees working for large companies that regularly process a high volume of material can expect to be on the high end of the pay scale.
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Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) is located just outside of Ruth, NV and is 7 miles SW of Ely, NV. The site can be accessed via a public paved road that connects to US highway 50. RNMC is an open pit copper mine that has existed since 1867 and currently employs approximately 620 employees. Copper-gold concentrates produced at Robinson are transported by truck from the mine site to East Wendov...
Job Description JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the implementation and on-going support of sourcing strategies that are aligned with company goals for one or more summaries. Assist with managing a vendor base for the purpose of improving quality, delivery, and cost of goods. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Implement and monitor sourcing ...
Essential Responsibilities In addition, you will: Support multiple P&Ls on complete Buy to Pay Process from beginning to end Provide detailed training and instructions to requestors on how to begin a Request for Purchase in SSP5 Ensure lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs while executing against set strategies Conduct recurring meetings with p...
GE Oil & Gas Houston, TX
Role Summary/Purpose The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Essential Responsibilities In addition, you will: Support multiple P&Ls on complete Buy to Pay Process from beginn...
GE Power & Water Greenville, SC
Role Summary/Purpose The Lead Sourcing Specialist–NPI will work closely with the NPI Senior Sourcing Program Leader, Commodity Site Leaders & Global Commodity Leaders in formulation & execution of sourcing strategies required to meet the NPI program deliverables including supplier selection, supplier qualification, on-time delivery and DTC component cost targets. This individual will also work cl...
Description Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. Accenture people build careers in fo...
General Electric Greenville, SC, 29617
The Lead Sourcing Specialist–NPI will work closely with the NPI Senior Sourcing Program Leader, Commodity Site Leaders & Global Commodity Leaders in formulation & execution of sourcing strategies required to meet the NPI program deliverables including supplier selection, supplier qualification, on-time delivery and DTC component cost targets. This individual will also work closely with the Sourcin...
Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. Richmond, VA
Description Responsibilities: • Responsible for customer collections, researching cash receipts and applications, fixed asset administration, issuing vendor POs for indirect spend, vendor set-up in SAP, payment resolutions for open purchase orders and vendor invoices. • Maintains personal property tax list as well as prepares the annual return and other general administrative and financial supp...
General Electric Houston, TX, 77020
The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Essential Responsibilities In addition, you will: Support multiple P&Ls on complete Buy to Pay Process from beginning to end Provide deta...
Honeywell Richmond, VA
Description Responsibilities: • Responsible for customer collections, researching cash receipts and applications, fixed asset administration, issuing vendor POs for indirect spend, vendor set-up in SAP, payment resolutions for open purchase orders and vendor invoices. • Maintains personal property tax list as well as prepares the annual return and other general administrative and financial supp...
Zale Corporation Irving, TX, 75038
Job Description JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the implementation and on-going support of sourcing strategies that are aligned with company goals for one or more summaries. Assist with managing a vendor base for the purpose of improving quality, delivery, and cost of goods. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Implement and monitor sourcing ...
UOP LLC Richmond, VA
Description Responsibilities: • Responsible for customer collections, researching cash receipts and applications, fixed asset administration, issuing vendor POs for indirect spend, vendor set-up in SAP, payment resolutions for open purchase orders and vendor invoices. • Maintains personal property tax list as well as prepares the annual return and other general administrative and financial supp...
GE Oil & Gas Houston, TX
Role Summary/Purpose The Indirect Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Essential Responsibilities In addition, you will: Ensure lowest possible cost for material, balanced agai...
Position Summary: ACCO Brands, one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $1.8 billion, is seeking an experienced Sr. Sourcing Specialist for our School and Planning categories in the Kettering, OH office. ACCO Brands, Inc. has the best recognized brands in the business, leading the North American, and Brazilian stationery markets for school, ...
Amazon Seattle, WA
Description Amazon Data Center Global Services (DCGS) delivers mission-critical facilities to support Amazon Web Services customers. We are a team of hard-working, highly-motivated, engaged, and responsive professionals who support the core infrastructure of Amazon business. If you want to be a part of a team that has a daily impact on company success, this is a great opportunity for you. We are...
GE Oil & Gas Houston, TX
Role Summary/Purpose The Lead Sourcing Specialist will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals. Essential Responsibilities In addition, you wi...
success factors Columbus, OH
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Â ...
Quad/Graphics, Inc. Sussex, WI, 53089
Quad/Graphics is currently seeking a Full Time Sourcing Specialist for the procurement and contracting of Temporary Labor, Employee benefits such as health care, life insurance, pension, etc, Human Resources Systems and Software, relocation services, Vending Services and Employee Uniforms to work at the Sussex, WI location. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Strategically so...
Bobcat Of Broward Bismarck, ND, 58502
Build Your Future with Bobcat and Doosan! We want people with...BIG goals, BOLD dreams and an INNOVATIVE spirit! Sourcing Specialist Bismarck, ND or Gwinner, ND OBJECTIVE This position entails the effective sourcing of components used in the manufacturing or sales of Doosan products. The components range from raw materials, such as steel, to hydrostatic pumps, to complete products, such as hy...
Joy Global brings advanced equipment, systems and direct services to the global mining industry. With its focus solely on mining, Joy Global designs, manufactures, distributes and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Customers receive a superi...

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