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Job Ref.: 5112

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist – Manufacturing

Role: Buyer, Supply Chain, Purchasing

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Minnesota

Town / City: New Ulm

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Drive supplier evaluation, selection, development and qualification.
Perform supplier assessments and improvements, and assists in identifying, communicating and resolving supplier quality issues.
Develop and maintain company sourcing strategy.
Align selection and buying strategies with company sourcing strategies.
Assist Purchasing to communicate supplier scorecards on a quarterly basis.
Assist in RFQ development and supplier selection.
Assist Purchasing in developing management and buying strategy on components with long term potential.
Continuously research industry and market trends. Identify and communicate sourcing risks early in the new product development cycle to drive mitigation.
Identify and act on opportunities to reduce costs of purchased components.
Ensure all activities are in compliance with all Quality System Requirements.
Qualifications and Skills:
Four year degree in a business or technical field with at least 2 year’s sourcing/procurement/supply chain experience in manufacturing OR HS Diploma and 5 years sourcing/procurement/supply chain experience in manufacturing.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
Experience with ERP is required.
Strong communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills (builds relationships) required.
Strong negotiation skills.
Multi-level print reading and technical competence.
Able to multi-task with high attention to detail.
Excellent organizational, decision making skills and the ability to be self-motivated are needed.
Knowledge of metal machining industry and an understanding of machining is a plus.
Requires the ability and willingness to travel 25 – 50% with a max USA travel of one week at a time and International travel of up to two weeks at a time.

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical discipline preferred.
2. 2+ years of sourcing/procurement/supply chain experience in manufacturing.
3. Experience with ERP.
4. Knowledge of metal machining industry and an understanding of machining is a plus.

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