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.

354 Sourcing Specialist jobs found on Monster.

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Looking to work for an established company that is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure? Are you interested in a career as a Lead Sourcing Specialist? By joining us, you can combine your professional ambitions with your personal development. Alstom has the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of thermal technologies – coal, gas, oil and nu...
Denver, Colorado, 80237
SOURCING SPECIALIST POSTING Ascent 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. Ascent employs nearly 2,000 people each year and has regional offices in each major time zone, providing outstanding support to our small,...
Full Time Brookdale - 111 Westwood Place, Brentwood, TN 37027 The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is part of the Healthcare Procurement team and may manage strategic sourcing initiatives including, but not limited to, Durable Medical Equipment, Mobile Diagnostic services and Medical Waste. This person will serve as a critical liaison between Procurement and the Brookdale organization through ensurin...
Job Description:* Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a IT Sourcing & Contracts Specialist for our Global Information Technology Division at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters located in The Woodlands, Texas Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Manage IT contracts lifecycle and co...
Company: Yoh Senior Sourcing Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Walnut Creek, California. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Strategic sourcing experience - Negotiation skills - Vendor management skills What You'll Be Doing: - Coordinate sourcing, management and transaction activities for the procurement of goods and services - May lead teams in developing sour...
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 growing, wel...
Job Description: Sourcing Specialist Requirements Three years hands on supply chain experience in areas such as sourcing, purchasing, accounts payable, systems/financial analysis or materials management. Three years' experience in a role requiring effective communication and customer service skills, interfacing with business and technical experts. Experience in a role requiring attention to detail...
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 growing, wel...
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...
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...
The IT Sourcing Billing Specialist will be responsible for processing general IT invoices, managing the Email and Mobile Billing (EMB) process and business area, processing IT invoices, purchase orders (POs) and general requests, participating in billing related projects and various Strategic Technology Supplier Management (STSM) organization ad hoc requests. What will it be like to work for this...
Strategic Sourcing Specialist Sr Arizona State University University Business Services Campus: Tempe Requisition Id# 6174BR Salary Range: $53,640 - $71,000 per year; DOE Close Date: August 6, 2014 Job Description: · Serves as the departmental procedure and technical procurement expert in the area of information technology (IT). Guides and assures the integrity of all aspects of the competitive sol...
Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist Yaskawa America, Inc is a global leader in variable speed drives, motion controls and robotics. We look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, and have a desire to learn and grow. Yaskawa's culture of continuous improvement values hiring individuals that are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talen...
About Us: Recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates over 180 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. as well as four international The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants under a licensing agreement. Employing more than 34,000 staff members, 300 of which work at the corporate support center in C...
INFICON is a fast growing manufacturer of precision instrumentation used in semiconductor, coating, display, and environmental health and safety markets. Our manufacturing operation is primarily high mix - low volume with strict adherence to tight tolerances and specifications from our suppliers. As a Senior Sourcing Specialist, this person will design, develop and manage a global supply chain tha...
Recruitment Sourcing Specialist (via Hudson RPO) (Full-time opportunity) Are you an experienced recruitment sourcing professional, who has experience working in an investment banking environment with previous experience recruiting or sourcing for front or middle office individuals? Hudson RPO work in successful partnership with Macquarie Group and manage their permanent and contract recruitment ac...
The Sourcing Specialist will support the category manager in negotiations and supplier management as well as driving the strategic sourcing process on a global basis. This individual will support support the development, implementation and management of global strategies to provide optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance. Day to day responsibilities include...
Recruiter / Sourcing Specialist We are GROWING and looking for dedicated Sourcing Specialists to join our team in our Sunrise, FL office! - Full-time positions - Weekly pay with direct deposit - Great benefits - Hourly rate plus production bonuses! This is Your Opportunity to Join One of the Fastest Growing Healthcare Staffing Companies in the Industry. Learn how to source, screen and recruit medi...
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 consumer needs....
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