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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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Youngsoft is one of the fastest growing companies based out of Wixom Michigan providing IT services to various clients across the USA. Currently we have a "Sourcing Specialist level 3 " position at one of our client locations. Job Summary: This position is responsible for the cost efficient procurement of goods and services across the enterprise. The position is responsible for the RFP developm...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
VOGRINC & SHORT, INC De Kalb, IL
Opportunity awaits at a growing, world-class equipment manufacturer. We are seeking a talented Sourcing Specialist to negotiate vendor contracts and pricing, purchase MRO products, and perform cost analysis for a global procurement organization. A recognized world leader within its industry, the company sells products in consumer and professional markets in more than 100 countries. The Senior Sou...
Technicolor Inc Burbank, CA, 91506
Summary / Emploi Aperçu: Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio f...
Stryker Communictions Kalamazoo, MI
Job Description/Information: Education/Special Training Required Bachelor’s degree (Supply Chain Mgt, Engineering, Finance or equivalent). Master’s degree preferred. Supply Chain training is desired. Financial analysis, strategic analysis and negotiation skills. Strong understanding of procurement/commodity management. Qualifications/Work Experience Required : 3+ years of experience in com...
Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job. This is what we call Working Right. ...
General Electric Houston, TX, 77020
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 against optimum quality and ...

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