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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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...
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...
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...
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. ...
Job Description Eaton currently has an opening for a Sourcing Specialist located in Moon Township, PA. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells pro...
About Us Super Bright LEDs is a global leader in cutting edge LED technology. We are committed to providing our customers with outstanding service and the highest quality products in LED lighting. Our company has been in business since 2002 with an average growth rate of 30% each year. Please check out our website at www.superbrightleds.com for more information on our growing company! Responsibi...
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: 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...
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...
OE Automotive Strategic Sourcing Specialist - 1 full time position Responsibilities: •Define Dealer Groups & Sourcing Strategy by Region •Support Dealer SWAT Team in aligning on Regional Strategy •Prepare Regional Negotiation materials & negotiation activities as buyer strategy •Conduct one-off auto dealer negotiations with region for non-group brands (200-300) •Conduct one-off dealer negoti...
Assist the Supplier Relationship Officer in the sourcing of various products and services related to Information Technology and Telecom Services. Maintain strategic supplier relationships that will enhance the ability to provide effective implementation. Coordinate complete programs, including supplier oversight, procurement, inventory management, and delivery company wide. Specific emphasis will ...
Currently, we are looking to add to our team in the Monroeville office, are you looking for a company that will offer you job stability and career growth? 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 s...
JOB PURPOSE Identify opportunities for strategic sourcing initiatives. Conduct detailed and comprehensive data and spend analysis, identifying and quantifying potential savings opportunities. Produce regular and special reports, projections and presentations to meet unit needs. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist reports to the Assistant Vice President of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing. ESSENTIA...
INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE E-MAIL OVER A MS WORD VERSION OF YOUR RESUME TO: ***** and subject Prototype Coordinator This contract opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door with a world class chemical company. The Prototype Coordinator provides support to the Application Development Engineering function through all phases of product development and launch. Pre...

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