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Sourcing Specialist

Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/1/2018
Job ID: 02557810
Job Description

Position Summary:c Note: Client will not sponsor candidates and candidates must not have non-compete contracts in the chemical industry.


The Sourcing Specialist is responsible to develop, optimize and implement sourcing strategies for regional Categories that minimizes the total cost of ownership as well as commercial risk for raw materials and packaging. The Sourcing Specialist is also responsible for contract negotiations, supplier performance management and will work cross functionally with other groups within company regionally for driving down companies variable cost and assure cost competitive sustainable supply to our plants and customers.





Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop sourcing plans and targets through cross-functional collaboration within assigned categories. Execute plans through direct negotiations and request for quote/Proposal/Information processes with suppliers

  • Coordinate regional sourcing strategies for raw materials and packaging materials where applicable

  • Manage the execution of effective negotiations and contract development that lead to a competitive advantage in the markets company serves

  • Manage the development, implementation and tracking of cost saving iand payment terms improvement deas in order to achieve the Sourcing KPI’s

  • Manage supplier base management activities and develop suppliers through the use of supplier performance process

  • Contract negotiations and ensure contract compliance as well as optimize contractual obligations

  • Manage supply and price risk for responsible sourcing area by reducing single/sole sourced raw materials

  • Coordinate timely and accurate forecasts, budgets and other reports as requested by management

  • Provide market intelligence as well as key raw material price and availability trends as needed

  • Special projects as assigned by direct line manager

  • Maintain prices and other commercial terms in the MDC File/SAP

Working Experience and Education:

  • Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Chemistry, Engineering or other science related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sourcing, commercial or technical areas

Competencies and Skills Required:

  • Leadership skills to effectively manage sourcing categories and cross functional teams

  • Proven track record in delivering year to year cost savings

  • Proven ability to drive change throughout organization

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Ability to get buy in and commitment from internal/external stakeholders

  • Ability to develop and execute strategic sourcing strategies

  • Ability to develop actionable recommendations and implementation plans

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to understand and define the most critical issues and develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data

  • Strong process and project management experience


Regional Scope:   Local    Regional x  Global

Performance Metrics:


  • Achievement of key KPI’s, Savings, Payment Term Improvement, Reduce Supply Risk and Improve Negotiation Leverage


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