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Global Sourcing Specialist

Company: Elkay Manufacturing
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

GLOBAL SOURCING SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IN OUR CORPORATE OFFICE IN DOWNERS GROVE!
HYBRID WORKING OPPORTUNITY
NEW GRADS WELCOME TO APPLY!
This role provides global support to Supply Chain's sourcing projects. You will act as a liaison between all relevant department functions, such as Engineering, Finance, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Product Management. Provide sourcing for assigned value creation and new product development projects, as well as support for the Sourcing Manager. You will be responsible for planning and implementing multiple sourcing and re-sourcing projects, both domestic and international as well as:

  • Maintain strong communication with key stakeholders throughout the Elkay organization to provide service and problem-solving resolution as related to sourcing.
  • Utilize existing and new global supplier network to identify and bring on-line best cost solutions for sourced products and services.
  • Utilize defined approval processes to ensure sourced goods meet defined quality levels.
  • Utilize RFP and metric based systems to select new suppliers.
  • Monitor and insure on-time delivery of project components by trouble-shooting outstanding issues.
  • Source assigned commodities, as well as develop implementation plans to source new items and re-source existing items to meet strategic business goals.
  • Participate in new product development efforts to ensure product availability.
  • Coordinate relationships between internal and external parties to evaluate recommendations of changes in supply base.
    KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND SKILLSETS NEEDED:
    • Four-year degree highly preferred. Associate degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a sourcing role with global sourcing experience required.
    • Purchasing experience preferred.
    • Proficient project management and multi-tasking skills required.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
    • Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must be detail oriented with good follow-through and a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks.
    • Experience with the ability to gather and interpret relevant data with cost, productivity, and demand patterns needed.
    • Strong negotiation skills and strong presentation skills needed.
    • Willingness to travel up to 15% both domestically and internationally required.
    • Ability to complete assignments independently.

Keywords: Elkay Manufacturing, Downers Grove , Global Sourcing Specialist, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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