Global Sourcing Specialist
Company: Elkay Manufacturing
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 18, 2022
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
- Utilize defined approval processes to ensure sourced goods meet
defined quality levels.
- Utilize RFP and metric based systems to select new
- 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
- 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
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software,
including Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
- Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication
- 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
- Willingness to travel up to 15% both domestically and
- Ability to complete assignments independently.
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