Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Houston, TX 77043

Posted: 11/29/23 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Supply Chain Job ID:: 128436 Pay Range: $72,000-85,000 / year

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Houston, TX 77043 As a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, your primary role will involve identifying cost-effective suppliers and negotiating favorable contracts to improve our company's procurement process. You'll work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure a streamlined supply chain and maximize cost savings.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements. Develop strategies for goods and services based on an understanding of market knowledge, business requirements and balance leveraging with competition
  • Develops negotiating strategy with input from internal customers, acts as key commercial expert during negotiations, acts as primary contact for target suppliers. 
  • Negotiate legal and commercial terms to achieve optimal business results. Identify key contract risks and the associated mitigation strategies
  • Build strong working relationships with internal customers to understand their requirements, drivers and timelines.
  • Challenge operational procedures. Through the financial analysis and Total Cost of Ownership modeling process, research and/or identify ways to improve the pricing, quality, service and technology. Using collaborative creativity, bring new ideas to the table and challenge the current operational routines to identify opportunities to build positive impact changes within the organization
  • Increase the overall value to the company. Through the use of financial analysis and TCO modeling, negotiate hard savings and/or benefits to lower the overall manufacturing cost to the organization. Create Key Performance Indicators to ensure supplier performance on value added benefits
  • Take the lead in the implementation process. Follow the negotiations process through from “cradle to grave” including implementation to ensure that completed negotiations are fully utilized within the company and that maximum savings and benefits are realized. Leads the adoption and use of procurement technologies including e-sourcing tools
  • Develop the negotiations plan. Work closely with Operations and Planning to develop and refine the negotiations strategy and plans of the region for the upcoming year. Review macroeconomic indicators to determine the prevailing market conditions and evaluate potential savings and benefits that could be available
  • Manage relationships across all department lines. Professionally communicate and interact with all levels of management both inside and outside of Procurement. This will include the Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting, Legal, Risk Management, Planning and Controllership departments
  • Create strategic alliances with vendors. Develop and maintain long-term supply partnerships with the vendor base to work together and find different avenues for reducing the total cost
  • Adhere to all OSHA, and MSHA rules and regulations at all times and wear proper safety equipment while on plant grounds
  • Meet or exceed company safety standards
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by management
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management, Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred
  • 6 years industrial procurement experience related to supply chain strategy and national negotiations
  • Proficient use of standard business software products such as SAP, Microsoft Office

Meet The Recruiter

Lyndsey Davis
Direct-Hire Recruiter

What I love most about my role is the satisfaction of helping others and building relationships!

Favorite quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

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