Sourcing Specialist in Piqua, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 9/22/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Piqua, OH
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Job Description

Hobart Service is currently looking to add an experienced Sourcing Specialist  to our Strategic Sourcing group at our distribution center in Piqua, Ohio.  This position will identify, organize and manage assigned commodities into defined sourcing strategies, and management of associated suppliers. The management of these suppliers should allow benefits (prices, service, technology, asset/inventory management, quality, etc.) that are leveraged and logistically coordinated at a supply chain service level. Work is performed within an established strategic framework based on strategy deployment.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • High degree of understanding of assigned commodities (materials, services, etc.) on appropriate suppliers and their offerings based on the requirements at the sites, maintaining organized records of commodities/product lines/GMOs, agreements, supplier selection and their ongoing performance, and their stakeholders at each site.
  • Development, leadership, and documentation of sourcing strategies, utilizing standardized procedures and process flows, conducive to supplier consolidation and partnership.
  • Pricing strategies.
  • Inventory management in coordination with inventory control and distribution/procurement/expediting managers.
  • Goals and benefits of the vendor’s strategies are clearly defined and designed to support the different sites and regions (internal customers).
  • Requests for quotes and contractual agreements are clearly and professionally communicated to potential suppliers.
  • Supplier proposals that support requirements and benefits including consignment, kan-ban, logistics, freight, reordering, performance, price, warranty, delivery performance and quality performance assessment.
  • Establish agreements/contracts/standing orders with business partner(s), which contain the benefits (prices, service, technology, asset/inventory management, quality, etc.), using standardized contract templates or other ITW/FEG approved methods.
  • Achieve year over year metrics improvement (PPV, Inventory reduction, supplier reduction, inventory turns, delivery performance).
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor degree desirable
  • Requires 2 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • Solid Analytical Skills and effective skills in decision making.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills.
  • Strengths in the following competencies: Fostering cross functional teamwork, Attention to communication, managing suppliers’ performance, Information gathering, Interpersonal awareness and customer orientation.
  • Able to handle projects, tasks, objectives and accountabilities simultaneously and timely.
  • Works well as a team contributor and persuasive leader within the entire supply chain structure.  
  • Integrity is never compromised.
  • Has a bias for taking action, an ability to work in an environment of change and uncertainty, and an ability to take risks and challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to achieve results in the short and long term and has the drive to discover and meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the proven ability to address large groups.
  • Must be proactive and display a high level of initiative.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Technical knowledge and competence on assigned commodities.
  • Proven ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
Hobart Service is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
ITW and Hobart Service are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees. To demonstrate this commitment, Hobart Service is tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) on campuses and within company vehicles and maintains a drug-free workplace.
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