Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

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Lead sourcing specialist provides first/second level business process and systems support in the SAP ERP, master data, for Monterrey manufacturing plant.

Lead Sourcing Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead VCP (variable cost productivity) for indirect material and services across all commodities monitors and drives cost-out initiatives aligning to commodity strategy
ODevelop & Implement sourcing strategies for commodities assigned
Understand overall regional sourcing strategy and respective strategy for assigned commodities
Lead sensitive contract negotiations for on and off site services related to the areas defined above
Proactively follow market indexes that affect the assigned commodities
Develop expertise in understanding each assigned functional role
Develop thorough knowledge of the staffing needs for the business partnering with Staffing, Recruiters and Hiring Managers
Pursue all leads primarily through passive channels, utilizing all resources available
Participate in social networking to generate leads
Provide research focus in the area of sourcing

Lead Sourcing Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Sourcing Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPP, SPSM, NDT, APICS, ISO, ISM, GB, RCA, NPI, IIPMM

Education for Lead Sourcing Specialist

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Employers hiring for the lead sourcing specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Management, Accounting, Business/Administration, Technical, Manufacturing, MBA

Skills for Lead Sourcing Specialist

Desired skills for lead sourcing specialist include:

ERP/ SSP systems
Sources of supply
ERP/ SAP systems
Quality standards
Commodities
Diversity opportunities and market conditions that may impact future procurement
Key aspects of the RFI/RFQ sourcing process
Relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts
Services
Manufacturing production process

Desired experience for lead sourcing specialist includes:

Meet/exceed annual, monthly, and weekly sourcing objectives
Stay current on and maintain knowledge of source effectiveness through trainings offered by various sourcing resources
Manage claims including commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, and may also include purchasing activities
Support and work closely with the supply planner / master scheduler in ensuring on time deliveries to customer requested dates
Establish / Maintain interactive relations with key suppliers and ensure regular review mechanisms to communicate expectations and drive problem solving
Identify and execute opportunities for continuous improvement

Lead Sourcing Specialist Examples

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Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead sourcing specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead sourcing specialist
  • Lead the execution of the [local or regional] sourcing strategy
  • Working closely with UK colleagues to understand needs and determine priorities
  • Managing multiple vacancies at any time across a variety of role types
  • Using multiple sourcing platforms to find relevant candidates
  • Engaging candidates via phone to determine suitability for role
  • Creating a pipeline of candidates for both immediate and long term needs
  • Using your creativity on a daily basis to better identify and reach out to candidates
  • Looking for optimal solutions and ongoing response and optimize new challenges
  • Producing timely and accurate reports on recruitment activities
  • Taking part in other tasks and recruiting assignments when necessary
Qualifications for lead sourcing specialist
  • Developing & executing the local sourcing strategies that deliver a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives
  • Partner with IT, Business Leaders, Freight Payment teams and other Functional/Technical teams to implement and optimize Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) system and related processes
  • Partner with IT to maintain and, as needed, enhance legacy logistics systems including ILS and Freight Payment
  • Lead implementation of EDI connectivity between OTM and carrier base across all transportation modes
  • Collaborate with businesses utilizing OTM to define and publish logistics data and metrics, provide data analytics for the businesses and drive process simplification and continuous improvement
  • Ensure operational excellence with clear and concise documentation, efficient process and elegant interface design
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Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a lead sourcing specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead sourcing specialist
  • Work with IT and Operational Teams to drive system-related defect resolution and elimination
  • Developing & executing the sourcing strategies that deliver a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives
  • Assist in the development & execution of the sourcing strategies that deliver a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives
  • Lead the execution of the local sourcing strategy
  • Tracks Contracts, Purchase Orders, and supplier performance (delivery, recovery plans
  • Identifies new suppliers and supports selection and qualification of new suppliers
  • Support commodity buy
  • Develop and implement the GOS vision in all major IT/Telecom work streams across Transportation
  • Collaborate with supporting resources (engineering, quality, global supply chain, and regional teams) to achieve plan including lead time reductions, cash enhancement, VMI
  • Collaborate with the product line “transfer of work” teams to successfully move the direct material spend to Shannon
Qualifications for lead sourcing specialist
  • Ensure supplier performance stability to meet delivery and quality expectations, via lead time reductions, capacity improvements
  • Determine through collaboration with business leaders and commodity leaders what the indirect sourcing projects of focus should be across [the business or country or P&L] to drive deflation, usage, cash, and PSL (preffered supplier lists)
  • As the commercial owner to conduct contract negotiation with Chinese suppliers, including terms & conditions, pricing, deflation, insurance, warehousing, delivery
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with significant experience in Sourcing)
  • Master degree with both IT&T or T&L and Sourcing experience, or a Bachelor degree with extensive experience in Sourcing
  • Responsible for leading definition process of standardization & should-cost projects by organizing cross-functional workouts and close cooperation with technology, manufacturing, sourcing, product management and vendors
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Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a lead sourcing specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead sourcing specialist
  • Ensure projects meet their financial goals
  • Collaborative teams to drive strategic portfolio negotiations
  • Extend the learnings/implementation across other verticals of Energy Connections
  • Lead the execution of the Crotonville sourcing strategy
  • Build and drive strategies to increase margin & revenue for the Electronic , EMD and Metallic, sub asly
  • Subject Matter Expert - working in a regulated environment a high percentage of time spent working through documents, score cards, monitoring SLA’s, revisiting policies
  • Manage NPI project milestone, coordinate raw material planning, tooling/fixture development, special process certification, first article production, quality and engineering approval, to complete NPI projects on schedule
  • Take the lead to review capacity and identify manufacturing process bottleneck to ensure supplier capability for on time delivery
  • Design floor layout changes to facilitate the free flow of product parts from production cells to assembly area
  • Update Plan for Every Part (PFEP) logistics database of welds, brakes, jigs, metals based on demand & inventory
Qualifications for lead sourcing specialist
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain and/or Commercial background
  • Experience in handling sub
  • BS/MS degree in Mechanical, Engineering
  • Shop floor experience is a must
  • Aviation industry experience is preferred
  • Based on your completed studies in Engineering (Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Castings), you have already gained an appropriate professional experience
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Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lead sourcing specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead sourcing specialist
  • Implemented visual Pull System reduced lead time & inventory
  • Implement Just-in-Time (JIT) techniques to optimize throughput and lower warehouse costs Facilitated motion kaizen and 2P events through multiple value streams (VS
  • Manage a VS transformation utilizing Kanban, PFEP, 5S, 2P, EPEI, finished goods and pull system
  • Create a layered audit to ensure sustainment of product flow, standard work and problem solving
  • Facilitate lean enterprise VS transformation utilizing work flow cycles, integration events, single point of initialization, visual pitch and takt time planning
  • Deploy structured problem solving to analyze inventory, determine root causes and implement solutions to reduce inventory
  • Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support
  • This may also include purchasing activities
  • Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, This may also include purchasing activities
  • Work closely with CPT freight forwarders for delivering material to customer
Qualifications for lead sourcing specialist
  • You convince with your strong communication, presentation and facilitating skills
  • You have a Quality-based, Lean/Six Sigma mindset
  • You have worked successfully in global cross-functional teams and are business fluent in Chinese and English
  • You are willing to travel for 50% of the time in China and occasionally in the rest of the world
  • Prefer to work for sand casting/investment casting/blades components with good project management knowledge and experience
  • Working experience with metallurgical, ASTM standards and their relationship to smelting /casting/blades manufacturing processes is highly valued
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Lead Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of lead sourcing specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead sourcing specialist
  • Verifies PCDB (Plant Cost Data Base), DOW (Division Of Work) and ensures consistency between sourcing concept and project documents
  • Ensures that suppliers meet all contractual requirements in regard to customs and duties
  • Controls timely submission of cash out project report, and is responsible for accurate Cash out project commitments
  • Actively participates in supplier performance reviews
  • Perform global casting planning for F&PT product lines across all regions and factories globally
  • Participate in S&OP process and translate the S&OP information into actionable data for our casting suppliers
  • Collaborate with casting suppliers to lead their capacity planning, lead time reduction, and stock planning
  • Align with GSCM make/buy strategy for castings across all manufacturing sites
  • Initiate necessary actions to assure best value is received, customer delivery requirements are met, and address any manufacturing problems at supplier’s facility
  • Lead global process to insure make/buy strategy is coordinated across all sites to include change management and SMI prevention and consumption for castings
Qualifications for lead sourcing specialist
  • Certified Lean Black Belt
  • 7-10 years of industry experience with exposure to project sourcing /global supply chain projects and demonstrated capability
  • Working knowledge of overall sourcing buy to pay process and manufacturing processes buy to pay processes
  • Bachelor degree in business, finance, accounting, supply chain management or business related field
  • Organizational/Multi-Tasking Abilities required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of relevant sourcing experience)

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