Reports to: Supply Chain Manager
Department: 320 – Supply Chain
Pay Status: Non-Exempt, Pay Grade VIII ($18.00 – $25.75)
The Supply Chain Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the implementation and coordination of material sourcing. This position will be highly involved in determining preferred suppliers, supplier development and selection and building supplier relationships.
- Identify and coordinate vendor sources for new and existing products.
- Effectively lead project management teams through the RFP process including requirements definition, bids, negotiations and contract documentation.
- Negotiate price, terms and conditions as required through sourcing strategies.
- Coordinate vendor rationalization and consolidation efforts.
- Conduct supplier visits and supplier evaluations as required.
- Interface with other cross functional groups to provide and coordinate new product support.
- Maintain a system of ordering raw materials, supplies, and equipment, ensuring accuracy of orders, including confirmation of vendor receipt of orders, quantity, pricing, availability, expediting, open order, and back order status.
- Communication of orders to vendors.
- Assist with standardization compliance of routing guidelines.
- Maintain commodity manual by vendor per assigned commodity including vendor ratings.
- Monitor inventory levels as delegated.
- Coordinate Supply Chain lean process strategies.
- Participate in vendor lead time reduction efforts to maintain focus on total cost reduction efforts.
- Participate in continuous improvement and lean process activities.
- Participate in total cost reduction efforts.
- Participate on product and process Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT).
- Ensure safety is promoted and maintain safe and clean work areas.
- Research, interview, and negotiate with suppliers to obtain best prices and specifications.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain management or related business field preferred.
- Three to five years of prior purchasing / supply chain experience.
- APICS/Supply Chain Management certification is recommended.
- Computer knowledge of spreadsheets, charts, graphs and word documents.
- Strong oral and written communication / negotiations skills.
- Some travel is required.
- Prior experience in truck industry is desired.
- Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, as well as random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol tests.
- Physical requirements include regularly required to walk, talk and hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, crouch and kneel; frequently required to use hand to finger to handle objects, tools, and/or controls; occasionally required to stoop or crawl.