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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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Position Summary: This position supports individual sourcing projects and/or a set of assigned commodities by deploying best practices, procurement tools and negotiation skills. Also, assists in contract execution, implementation and supplier reviews for assigned contracts. The Sourcing Specialist works collaboratively and proactively to identify process, sourcing and contract improvement opport...
Position Summary: The Supplier Development Specialist will facilitate continuous improvements initiatives and problem resolution of quality issues / opportunities with Suppliers and monitor supplier’s performance against contractual obligations, scorecards and key performance indicators. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: Position will directly report to the Supply Chain Manager or the Sourcing...
Sourcing Specialist Job Description: The sourcing specialist is in charge of creating a pipeline of candidates to fill open job requisites and fill inventory with marketable candidates. They will do this via social media, networking, job fairs, job boards, career schools, and a plethora of other tools. It will be their job to create the strategic plan and execute it. Responsibilities: Proactiv...
Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76107
Inside Sales/Sourcing Specialist · Inside Sales Responsibilities o Supports outside sales force by responding to telephone, fax, and e-mail inquiries o Takes and processes customer orders o Prepares accurate equipment and parts quotes for current and future customers o Follows up on all quotes issued where a PO against the quote has not yet been obtained o Develops accounts by checking custo...
This is Your Opportunity to Join One of the Fastest Growing Healthcare Staffing Companies in the Industry. Sourcing Specialist (Procurement) We are GROWING and looking for dedicated Procurement Specialists to join our team in our Irving, TX office. Learn how to search and source nationwide for physicians, advanced practice professionals, and other healthcare practioners! This position is respons...
Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for effective sourcing and supplier management in support of the US Pipelines & Logistics Performance Unit within the Gulf Of Mexico. This role will manage the PSCM activities for the portfolio of Operations and Maintenance projects within the Onshore and offshore assets managed by USPL in the Gulf of Mexico Region. The Sourcing Specialist provides leadershi...
JOB TITLE: Sourcing Specialist JOB DESCRIPTION: Temporary position for a large Commercial Real Estate firm. Sourcing new vendors and reviewing contracts while performing additional administrative tasks. Join a growing team of professionals in a business casual environment. Get your foot in on the ground floor of this firm. JOB TASKS This position will be in our sourcing dept. Excellent writt...
IT Sourcing Specialist (Wilmington, DE) Supervised responsibility for the execution of the company sourcing process, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects of this process (e.g., assessment of market strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats; financial analysis; risk management; contract review and negotiation; etc.). Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field OR the equi...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Recruitment Sourcing Specialist (Contract)-00000SXC Description Johnson & Johnson Global Recruiting is currently seeking a Contract Sourcing Specialist to proactively identify and recruit top talent in a highly competitive employment marketplace. This position is located in New Brunswick, NJ. The Contract Sourcing Specialist is respo...
Please review education and/or experience qualifications before applying. Only applicants that meet those will be considered. POSITION SUMMARY: Perform demand planning activities associated with supporting a growing provider of heavy maintenance and repair services in the commercial aviation industry. Achieve optimal availability and inventory levels through commodity and part number forecasting,...
Sr. Technical Recruiter/Sourcing Specialist HAVE TO LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING and HAVE A DESIRE TO DO YOUR BEST! If you have this then we have all that will bring you the right sense of belonging and be valued as a contributor to Chenoa’s growth. We are preferred vendors for Fortune 500 companies as well as new Start-Ups firms in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Media and Financial domains. ...
Description About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet ...
Atrium/MAQUET is a diversified healthcare company with excellence in balloon expandable covered stents, local drug delivery, soft tissue and hernia repair, market leading chest drainage devices, and novel vascular graft technologies. It is expected that Atrium/MAQUET’s diversified product portfolio will continue to provide strong company growth throughout the decade. With the dedication and deter...
A contract Sourcing Specialist job in Mentor, OH is currently being recruited by Ajilon Professional Staffing. The right candidate will have at least one year of experience in a Purchasing Department. You will be processing purchase orders, investigate pricing discrepancies and generate reports. The job responsibilities of the Sourcing Specialist job are: - Process purchase orders submitted to t...
A growing consumer electronics company has a Sourcing Specialist job in its RTP, NC facility. The Sourcing Specialist will act as primary category manager for the procurement of all IT related services. The candidate will work closely with internal stakeholders to identify needs, document scope of required services and initiate sourcing and selection activities. Additional responsibilities: -Sou...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Summary: Identifies and maintains relationships with current vendors to source and order bearing, power transmission, motion control, accessory products, as well as other non-core products requested by the customer. Coordinates and expedites delivery of products to ensure that orders for internal and external customers are received in a timely manner. Maintains accurate records t...
Job Summary The Staffing Specialist is responsible for: 1) delivering high quality service to customers and associates by matching skills of associates to customer needs, 2) developing and retaining business by providing outstanding customer service, and 3) performing a variety of administrative tasks that support the overall mission of quality performance and service. Required Education High S...
To effectively develop and implement commodity sourcing strategies. To optimize company spending, drive to best value, and improve overall supplier performance management. Create commodity specific sourcing strategies and supplier agreements to optimize supplier base and lower total cost of ownership. Lead supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative a...
MALIBU BOATS is searching for a Sourcing Specialist to identify and qualify sources of supply for parts, components or materials driving value through a balanced approach of supply chain strategies and objectives (design, performance, quality, delivery and cost). The ideal candidate is a detail oriented individual who can negotiate with both suppliers and internal customers without losing sight of...
Job Description: IT Recruiter/Sourcing Specialist Location: Harrisburg, PA (Work from home) Summary PCN, a fast growing Philadelphia based Technical Managed Services firm, has a current opening for an ambitious IT Recruiter to aid in identifying, qualifying and submitting IT professionals and support staff for internal job openings and client job openings. Duties and Requirements Source and...

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