Sourcing Specialist

Job Description


The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for Implements sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the local sourcing of a Centre/Basin/Country portfolio to maximise supplier performance (cost, quality, lead time) and support the business plan.


Main Responsibilities

  • Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers to meet specified quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
  • Executes contract negotiation and development in coordination with Procurement Manager and Contract Specialists
  • Conducts RFI/Q/P (Request for Information/Quotation/Proposal) and bidding processes, minimising risk, and maximising value in terms of quality, delivery, and cost
  • Evaluates current and prospective suppliers through supplier reviews, site visits and audits, in coordination with Supplier Quality teams, to assure supply capabilities, on-time delivery, quality and service
  • Analyse and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Maintain knowledge of and communicate market trends affecting the company related to assigned commodities, primarily in the maintenance, repair, and operating supplies (MRO) or service areas of procurement
  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Optimise sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Manage data related to contracts, material lists, material groups, quotes, and outline agreements.
  • Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine the most competitive solution based upon a total cost of ownership
  • Independently conducts multiple complex sourcing projects
  • Create, maintain, and monitor an identified category which includes a sourcing strategy (performance of targeted suppliers, high level assemblies, and service parts)
  • Selects a high-performance supply base for assigned portfolio, in accordance with short-list of preferred suppliers defined by Category Managers.
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Works closely with Procurement & Finance Managers or Sourcing Leader to guarantee supply for all portfolios Effectively communicates with and maintains the highest degree of relations between the Company and all levels of supplier personnel

Personal Specification

  • High-level of attention to detail, organized and meticulous
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking.
  • Solid knowledge of supplier or third-party management software
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to foster strong supplier relationships and communicate with tact and diplomacy.
  • Exceptional leadership and time, task, and resource management skills
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize task and respect deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related information
  • Manage supplier programs using established goals and time frames regarding cost reduction, quality improvement, supplier certification, lead time, inventory reduction and delivery performance.
  • Understands, assess, and evaluates all daily, weekly, and monthly standard metrics (KPIs).


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, or related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years of related experience, in Supply Chain, strategic sourcing and or Procurement.







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