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Sourcing Specialist


Job Description:
Responsible for overall supplier management for a group of suppliers including the establishment of blanket or orders (negotiation of pricing, lot size, lead -time, and other businesses terms) with process capable suppliers to enable effective and efficient supply replenishment, which satisfy internal customer requirements and enable on time fulfillment of customer orders.
Maintain exceptional relationships with suppliers while aggressively resolving supplier performance capability issues to ensure alignment with expectations.
Participate in the development of sourcing strategies and supplier selection decisions.
Participate in all aspects of the negotiation process including strategy planning and negotiation execution.
Develop a thorough expertise for assigned speed categories. Understand market trends and conditions and availability of capable suppliers.
Manage major part transitions from incumbent to new suppliers as required while achieving inventory, production operations, and fulfillment strategy objectives. Provide regular progress reports on the implementation of sourcing strategies.
Implement supplier risk management strategies in alignment with the sourcing risk management matrix.
Manage, as needed, the supplier scheduling function for problem suppliers, new suppliers, ordering transition between suppliers.
Represent global sourcing on new product development teams while driving the maximum utilization of preferred suppliers.
Support the development and implementation of special projects to enhance the performance of the department.
Evaluate potential suppliers by assessing the facilities, procedures, business systems, personnel, quality, financial, delivery, and manufacturing capabilities to ensure alignment with Swagelok expectations.
Position requirements:
Education: A bachelor's degree in a related field (purchasing, marketing, business, engineering, etc.)
Experience:
4 plus years of sourcing or related operations experience is required.
Skills / Knowledge: Strong computer skills and a solid understanding of MRP / business systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong problem solving abilities. Significant professional presence and business acumen. Demonstrated ability to effectively deploy all sourcing related policies, procedures, and methodologies.

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