Global Sourcing Specialist

The Global Sourcing Specialist will source goods and services; obtain, summarize and present quotes; analyze landed cost for quote; make supplier .
Primary Responsibilities:
Source product and services; obtain, summarize and present quotes as requested; on time and on quality.
Recognize cost reduction opportunities and act upon them.
Recognize potential in a supplier 'cold call' and follow up accordingly.
Take a lead role in supplier evaluation, selection, and qualification.
Manage supplier base, building effective win-win relationships.
Follow assigned priorities and meet or exceed timelines.
Analysis of business related data, creation and presentation of recommendations.
Obtain data and provide high level summary analysis related to product family and overall spend metrics.
Measurement, reporting and process improvement in all areas of responsibility.
Maintain working knowledge of business trends including commodity specific issues, cost drivers and supply chain best practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience:
3 to 5 years sourcing experience in an industrial, automotive or consumer goods setting (not replenishment buying).
Negotiation and contract experience preferred.
Multi-cultural experience preferred (Mexico and Asia).
Experience working in cross-functional teams.
Project management experience.
Experience with offshore sourcing, quoting and supplier evaluation preferred.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Must be able to work and communicate effectively with suppliers from all countries.
Strong personality capable of negotiation, debate and persuasion using fact based strategies to bring others into alignment for company point of view and best interest.
Must be self-motivated, proactive, and creative with critical thinking skills.
Ability to read drawings and blueprints related to manufactured and consumer retail ready products.
Advanced MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, Project & PowerPoint)
ERP system experience (preferably ASI or other similar systems, plus AS400 or similar system query writing experience)
Professional Relationships:
Vendors and suppliers
Manufacturing and Warehouse Distribution personnel
Sourcing, Purchasing and Customer Service teams
Various other Plews employees and leadership team members
Physical Requirements:
Sitting for long periods of time (6+hours per day)
Viewing computer screen for majority of the work day
Dexterity to successfully operate office machines (PC, phone, fax, copier, scanner)
Ability to maneuver around the office when necessary

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