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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Full Time Brookdale - 111 Westwood Place, Brentwood, TN 37027 The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is part of the Corporate Services Procurement team which manages strategic sourcing initiatives for one of Brookdale’s largest category of spend including but not limited to marketing collateral and printed program materials, digital marketing capabilities, associate uniforms, promotional products, an...
Sourcing Specialist: This position is responsible for the cost efficient procurement of goods and services across the enterprise. The position is responsible for the RFP development, negotiation, selection and execution of contracts and SOW’s that cover a wide variety of commodities and services procured by client. Responsibilities: • Proactively engages with Business Partners/clients to develo...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cameron International Houston, TX
Company Overview About Cameron Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil & gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure a...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Amotec, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: Amotec is conducting a search for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist. Our client is an industry leading aerospace and defense manufacturer and a $4B publicly traded company. They have experienced consistent growth and need to add members to their Supply Chain team. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation and on-going management of global category strate...
Qualifications Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree • Minimum of 2 years experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering or construction Preferred Qualifications: • Degree in a quantitative disciplin (business/finance/economics/engineering/ mathematics) • Consultancy, sourcing and/or category management experience within a Fortune 500 organization • Experience working with/managin...
Kelly Services Marietta, OH
Description Job Description Kelly Services is recruiting for a temporary Sourcing Specialist in to work in Marietta, OH. Position Summary: This position will have responsibility for managing assigned commodity materials for the Marietta site and in support of divisional sourcing activities lead by Commodity Managers and Commodity Specialist in alignment with global strategies. The position res...
Amazon Seattle, WA
Description Amazon Data Center Global Services (DCGS) delivers mission-critical facilities to support Amazon Web Services customers. We are a team of hard-working, highly-motivated, engaged, and responsive professionals who support the core infrastructure of Amazon business. If you want to be a part of a team that has a daily impact on company success, this is a great opportunity for you. We are...
Hubbell Inc. Leeds, AL, 35094
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Develop and implement sourcing strategies to meet raw material needs throughout the Business Unit. MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead sourcing of major commodity items for the Business Unit Analyze potential suppliers in our market Assist in the development cost saving measures through the improvement process (Kaizen) Evaluate proposals from vendors and negotiate within budgeta...

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