The Sourcing Specialist will work closely with the Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Operating Company procurement leads to facilitate and coordinate organization-wide supply chain initiatives, including RFQ’s, sourcing processes, category management strategies, along with spend data and other supply chain analytics.
Develops strategies for low/mid complexity direct spend categories.
Supports development of Duravant supply chain/sourcing tools.
Compiles indirect spend organization-wide and identifies opportunities for spend reduction.
Manages RFQ events and/or bid activities in direct or indirect spend categories. Analyzes results and proposes solutions.
Participates in shared supplier negotiations.
Monitors operating companies’ compliance to organization-wide initiatives.
Manages spend data, and supports development of spend analytics tool.
Monitors and reports out on key commodity markets.
Compiles supply chain KPI metrics and supports operating companies in countermeasures as appropriate.
Provides analytical support of corporate and operating companies’ initiatives as required (sourcing, inventory management, logistics).
POSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
Bachelor’s Degree in an accredited Supply Chain or Business program.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a commodity management, procurement, or similar role. Previous experience in managing bid events and indirect spend management preferred.
Previous experience in supplier relationship management preferred.
Must have excellent MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills, as well as a solid understanding of supply chain aspects of ERP systems.
Must display strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with an ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization.
Ability to travel up to 20%.
Primarily office desk environment
Ability to travel by air, automobile
Periodic work required at manufacturing facilities
Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. Through our portfolio of operating companies, we deliver trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks we provide immediate and lifetime aft...ermarket support to all the markets we serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability.