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Sourcing Specialist

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The SS&P Capability is searching for a Sourcing Specialist with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional team members is crucial for success.


    • Recommend and/or support implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
    • Exposure to facets of the purchasing process as components, resins and paints used in the manufacturing and assembly of SRG Products.
    • Manage new supplier development to ensure supply base can meet SRG requirements through market and company research.
    • Manage sourcing process including: preparation and issuance of the Request for Quotation, vendor communications and progress tracking throughout duration of the quoting process, negotiation of commercial items and purchasing terms & conditions, and finally preparation of quote summary/evaluation documents.
    • Prepares, Maintains, and communicates Program Procurement Plans to ensure project milestones are met
    • Ensures the contractual document accurately reflects the terms and conditions of purchase, including payment terms, freight terms, incoterms, and other key commercial terms.
    • Understands the program strategies and requirements. Works closely with Program Manager and Cross Functional team on transactions
    • Builds relationships with project teams to identify and implement process improvements
    • Collaborates with Category Managers to develop and execute strategies within OEM Programs
    • Demonstrates high level customer focus and sense of urgency.
    • Conduct in-depth supplier pricing analysis to ensure competitive pricing is being achieved sources.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of purchasing standards and procedures.
    • Manage, and evaluate supplier performance metrics and project timing.
    • Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, while maintaining the highest level of ethics.
    • Manage commercial correspondence related to suppliers including the issuance of contracts.
    • Identify and develop areas for continuous improvement and negotiate cost reduction agreement.
    • Develop strategic plans and objectives.
    • Work strategically with other departments and personnel to maximize program profitability of current and future business.
    • Coordinate opportunities with Europe and North America purchasing teams to standardized purchases across Global platforms.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering. 
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive OEM, Tier 1 or Tier 2
  • Experience in the injection molding process
  • Experience in chrome plating and painting
  • Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in automotive purchasing practices and processes.
  • Domestic and international travel as required.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong negotiation capability.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, associates, customers, and suppliers.

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