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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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Job Description: This Sourcing Specialist Position Features: ? Growing Company ? Prestigious Office ? New Challenge ? Great Pay to $21.00 Immediate need for 3 sourcing specialist's, seeking growing company, prestigious office and new challenge. 3 year experience in purchasing, strategic sourcing, experience in supply chain and excellent customer service will be keys to success in this growin...
Please note this is a 6 months contract position Skills: Gas Construction Industry (+), Sourcing, Negotiation skills, Contract Development experience, SAP Modules Position Summary The Sourcing Specialist holds the responsibility of supporting strategic sourcing, contracting, and procurement and supplier oversight of Gas Transmission & Distribution services. The position provides integral suppor...
Senior Contracts / Sourcing Specialistneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Walnut Creek, CA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Contract development. - Manage supplier relationships. - Procurement/sourcing. What You'll Be Doing: - Looking for someone with strong contracting development and someone who can review and recommend changes to a contract. - Candidate will coo...
Description/Comment: · Understand and document business requirements. · Identify and vet potential vendors. · Negotiate price and terms for services, materials, equipment, and/or supplies from vendors. · Formalize agreements according to company policy. · Monitor vendor compliance with contract terms and product or service specifications. · Identify and realize opportunities for cost reducti...
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...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Contract Sourcing Specialist (NJ or MA)-0000001113Z Description Johnson & Johnson’s Services Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Contract Sourcing Specialist to be located in New Brunswick, NJ or Raynham, MA. Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the pe...
Sourcing Specialist/ Invoice Analyst Novato, CA 3 Month Contract The Financial Analyst / Sourcing Specialist is an entry level position for a new college graduate or someone with equivalent experience. The individual will assist with procurement projects that range from simple to moderately complex, from start to finish, including but not limited to invoicing projects, sourcing requests, requir...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Contract Sourcing Specialist in Philadelphia, PA!! Position is reponsible for conducting competitive sourcing exercises, and the negotiation and management of a wide variety of complex agreements for goods and services in partnership with internal stakeholders. This job will have the following responsibilities: Act as a representative for sourcing a wide ...
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...
Mission: The position of Sourcing Specialist is dedicated to sourcing candidates for all hiring managers to ensure a certified bench of applicants is available at all times to ensure the best candidates are available and ready to be hired resulting in minimal open vacancy time. Will be trained in Top grading techniques and Culture Index evaluation. Sourcing Specialist Job Duties:  Creates a re...
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 ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Sourcing Specialist Montgomery, AL Full-Time $45,000 - $60,000 Apply Apply Sourcing Specialist Montgomery, AL Full-Time $45,000 - $60,000 Apply Job Details We are a growing financial company based in the Montgomery, AL area. We are currently looking for a Sourcing Specialist to assist in sourcin...
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...
Synerfac Technical Staffing is hiring! Self motivated, outgoing and competitive? If you use these adjectives to describe yourself, then we need to talk to you about a career at Synerfac. Synerfac specializes in staffing. We have been matching Engineering, Scientific and Information Technology professionals with rewarding temporary and permanent hire job opportunities for over 25 years in 13 bran...
Quad/Graphics is seeking a talented Sourcing Specialist to join our dynamic, fast paced, growing organization as part of our Talent Acquisition team for QuadMed. In this role, you will be responsible for the sourcing of candidates and initial screening for the Provider Recruitment Department. The primary responsibility is to post opportunities to various job boards and source potential candidates ...
Company Confidential Richardson, TX, 75081
JOB TITLE: Sourcing Specialist / Procurement Specialist LOCATION: Richardson, TX COMPANY: Private INDUSTRY: Telecommunications Hardware JOB TYPE: Full Time (with benefits and 401K) SALARY: $NEG Experienced Sourcing Specialist needed for growing communications hardware company. Candidate will be working within the board level repair operation and will be responsible for sourcing and buying co...
UAB Health System Birmingham, AL
Manages a defined portfolio of products and services as part of the overall contract portfolio for University Hospital. Negotiates agreements optimizing price, delivery and terms. Maintains relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure good, reliable sources of supply and information. Works with the resource utilization director and teams in an effort to select, implement and communicate co...
Supply Management Services is seeking a Sourcing Engineer/Sourcing Specialist to join the D&C Sourcing Team. This position will be responsible for developing category strategies and executing opportunities that increase value to the organization. In addition to contract management, direct sourcing and commercial analysis, the role requires proven negotiation skills and a strong team and relationsh...
University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Birmingham, AL, 35202
Manages a defined portfolio of products and services as part of the overall contract portfolio for University Hospital. Negotiates agreements optimizing price, delivery and terms. Maintains relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure good, reliable sources of supply and information. Works with the resource utilization director and teams in an effort to select, implement and communicate co...

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