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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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RingCentral Sourcing Specialist San Mateo, CA, United States Since 2003, RingCentral has been breaking down the communication barriers created by complex on-premise hardware. RingCentral delivers cloud business communications solutions that frees people to work the way they want in today’s mobile, distributed and always-on work world. Delivered on a state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, RingCentr...
HATCHBEAUTY is looking for an energetic, highly motivated professional to serve as a Sourcing Specialist within the Operations team. The Sourcing Specialist will manage activities related to procurement of components based on project requirements and serve as the primary purchasing resource for the company. Support goal of ensuring HATCHBEAUTY remains a leader within the beauty industry through pr...
Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financ...
Our client is seeking a Sourcing Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Summary: The Sourcing Specialist's primary duties are to assist the Sourcing Managers/Directors in various commodity categories, negotiating and managing the relationship between the company and the vendor. This individual will leverage the capabilities of the various supply markets - achieving sustainable ongoing cost redu...
Seeking a Global Sourcing Specialist for a consulting position at a pharmaceutical client in Fort Worth, TX 76116. Single point of contact in a site globally for the hiring of externals. This person will be responsible for mapping out the process for hiring externals for the IT Hub consistent with global and local standards. The candidate will execute on the request of all Novartis hiring managers...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
The Sourcing Specialist's primary duties are to assist the Sourcing Managers/Directors in various commodity categories, negotiating and managing the relationship between the company and the vendor. This individual will leverage the capabilities of the various supply markets - achieving sustainable ongoing cost reductions. This work will require the Sourcing Specialist to work with operating compan...
Company Overview: Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid, 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. As a res...
Nelson Global Products is expanding and actively interviewing for a Sourcing Specialist that will support our Global Supply Chain Director and working closely with our Engineering team. Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of fabricated high performance OEM and aftermarket products for the global commercial vehicle, on-highway and off-highway markets and the outd...
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Recruiter Sourcing Specialist - Part TIme Chicago, IL Position Summary Description: We are an industrial pump company in the West Loop Chicago looking for a part time sourcing specialist to help research and source a range of positions with a focus on highly skilled trades. Key Areas of Responsibilities Use your tools - search engines, job boards, phone networking and whatever else it takes to ide...
Responsible for the cost efficient procurement of goods and services across the enterprise. 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. 5-7 years in a procurement or related role required 6+ years of heavy IT sourcing experience in a large corporate environment Ariba – pre...
Come join the MicroAire Team! We are seeking an experienced New Product Development (NPD) Strategic Sourcing Specialist to manage the procurement process during new product development projects Working within a project team, this role identifies potential suppliers with R&D to provide products and services for new products and develops them to hand over to ongoing operations. Integrates suppliers...
Our client is currently seeking a SOURCING/PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST - Northbrook, IL. This job will have the following responsibilities: -In strong collaboration with internal customers and business partners, identify, recommend, lead, manage, document, communicate, and conduct strategic sourcing, vendor evaluation and selection, RFPs, and vendor negotiation projects for a variety of non-technical p...
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...
HRConnects, Llc is currently seeking a Staffing Specialist to join our team. This key role will source job applicants by identifying and building applicant sources; implementing recruiting campaigns; preparing reports. Key responsibilities include: * Develops potential recruiting sources; identifying and qualifying sources, including various search engines. * Finds applicants by preparing print ad...
*Candidates cannot begin an assignment without successful background clearances, including employment & education verification. *6 month contract assignment A key feature of Sourcing Management is a high volume requirement for strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains in selected categories of spend. This role will work for the Associate Director for Contract Manufacturing...
Sourcing/Procurement Specialist/Analyst $55-70/hr (Temp to Perm) $120K + Bonus (perm) Multi-billion dollar global investment conglomerate seeks for expanding division; degreed entrepreneur with 3+ years prior BIG 4/ consulting, Fortune 500 industry experience a + or any prestigious industry with sourcing or procurement; hands on and project management skills to analyze professional services, data...
System One, Leaders in technical outsourcing solutions With a thirty year track record, we understand our clients' needs inside and out. From single placements to total outsourced solutions, System One delivers practical results that work in for our clients. Opportunity: System One is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic candidate to contribute to our continuing success in delivering best in clas...
Job Description: Currently seeking an Sourcing Specialist for an international accounting firm. This individual will be responsible for planning and managing the on-boarding of candidates for job openings within the organization. Sourcing Specialist will work closely with Sourcing supervisor, offshore team, and stakeholders to leverage knowledge into actionable tasks. Must have specific technical...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Strategic Sourcing Specialist-8565140415 Description Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is currently recruiting for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Biologics to support its 4 manufacturing sites. This position will be located in or Raritan, NJ. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics serves the transfusion medicine community and laboratories around the wor...
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