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.

405 Sourcing Specialist jobs found on Monster.

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A Kforce client is seeking a Sourcing Specialist in Tampa, Florida (FL). Responsibilities: Support the lines of service and the VMS in place which supports the full life cycle process for Third Party Labor across the US Specific technical expertise in sourcing and recruiting process, sourcing and recruiting systems, a high level of customer focus as it relates to building a distinctive experience...
Ajilon has an AIRS Certified Sourcing Specialist job available in the Glenview, IL area! Only candidates with the AIRS certification will be considered for this position. This growing organization is seeking candidates who can be creative when sourcing the hard to find candidates they are looking for. This company prefers individuals who are passionate about finding the right match. This company w...
We are currently recruiting for a Sourcing Specialist Job in the Winston Salem, NC area! We are seeking candidates that have 3-5 years of supply chain experience, negotiation skills, strong attention to detail and professional communication skills. This opportunity will be a permanent, direct-hire role and the ideal candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated, and have prior experience cond...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Sourcing Specialist for our Global Information Technology Organization at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters located in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Maintains and monitors operational supplier contracts (hardware,...
The Role: The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting Category Management with the identification, selection, sourcing, development and management of suppliers supporting one or more categories, for example, Human resources (i.e. Benefits, relocation, training, etc). A specialist may align to one or multiple categories. Working with Sourcing & Procurement management and internal stakehol...
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 opportun...
Are you passionate about the recruitment search? Volt Workforce Solutions, a leader in the staffing industry, is seeking a dynamic sourcing specialist with proven abilities in internet research and cold calling to join our corporate recruiting team. The successful applicant will be results driven, with a “can do” attitude and enthusiastic about the hunt for the ideal candidate. The Opportunity: Th...
Description: We are looking for a dynamic, result-oriented individual to join our Indianapolis Fleet Partners team as the Parts Sourcing and Inventory Specialist. The successful candidate will have a good work record, clean driving history and a Can-Do-Attitude! This individual will: - Procurement of parts for WFP service centers - Establishes vendor relationships by identifying potential vendors,...
Sourcing Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Stamford, CT. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess - Vendor contract management experience - Project management skills What You'll Be Doing: - Partner with business stakeholders to ensure Sourcing agreements define and meet the needs of the business - Ensure sourcing process integrity and compliance. - Ow...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Sr. Commodity Specialist Foxboro, MA; Providence, RI Full-Time $90,000 - $110,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Kristen Keswick is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Kristen Apply Job Details Sr. Commodity Specialist-Global Sourcing - Automotive Stamping World-renowned industrial technology leader in Southern Ma...
Requisition #: 70903 Job Title: Sourcing Specialist Country: United States State: Colorado City: Ft. Collins Employment Status: Full Time Job Responsibilities: (Description): At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. I...
Our client is an International manufacturer recognized as a leader in compact and light construction equipment. An organization where you will be mentored and encouraged to grow your career. Their focus on innovative processes to include Lean and Six Sigma and new products ensure they will continue their growth and market position into the future. Our long time trusted relationship with our client...
Junior Recruiter/Sourcing Specialist Ascent Services Group is looking for a sourcing specialist with the desire to learn and grow into the role of a Recruiter. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is relatively new to the recruiting industry or someone who wants to enter the contract staffing business to be mentored by top producing recruiters. RESPONSIBILITIES · Utilize a variet...
SOURCING SPECIALIST The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is an industry leading Human Capital Services company, with a focus on the Technology and BioPharmaceutical sectors. We hire the best and the brightest and have exciting careers for staffing Account Executives and Recruiters. ASG employs nearly 2,000 people each year and has regional offices in each major time zone, providing outstanding support...
Procurement Sourcing Specialist Location: Newark, NJ Job Type: 6 month contract (possible temp to hire / 40 hours a week) Compensation: Open to discussion Skills Required: · Bachelor’s degree is required · 7+ years of sourcing experience, 4+ years in the professional services category (negotiating with consulting firms such as McKenzie, Accenture, Deloitte, etc) · Extensive experience negotiating...
Job Description: Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Sourcing Specialist opening to join our Global Indirect Procurement organization. Day to Day Reporting to the MRO Sourcing Manager, the Sourcing Specialist will manage the procurement initiatives for various goods and services, including but not limited to: PPE, Chemicals, PTB, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial Supplies, and va...
The mission of the Purchasing Office is to provide the Tufts'' community access to the highest value of goods and services in a manner consistent with the University''s mission, ensuring stewardship, quality, best practices, compliance and education. Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for implementing best-in-class strategic supplier relations...
System One Services is currently seeking a Global Sourcing Specialist for a client in the Orlando, FL area. Will consider contract to direct, or direct hire. Relocation assistance available. The Global Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the purchase of materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedu...
With more than 65 years of experience, Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW) is the world's foremost provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The company consults with more than 2,300 organizations and administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs on behalf of more than 340 companies to millions of employees and retirees worldwide. Located in 33 countrie...
Job Description: Privately held manufacturing company in the Culver City area is seeking a Purchasing /Sourcing Specialist to join their team. If you are looking for a career with a stable and growing company that provides a great and friendly working environment with growth potential, then this is the company for you! The Purchasing/Sourcing Specialist reports directly to the General Manager. Thi...
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