Sourcing Specialist Job Description

A sourcing specialist is an individual responsible for sourcing goods or services for a company or organization.

A sourcing specialist can either be an internal employee or external contractor hired to source specific goods or services.

A sourcing specialist may work in procurement or in supply chain management.

A sourcing specialist could be responsible for finding suppliers, determining the quality of a product, or negotiating a price for goods or services.

A sourcing specialist may work independently or as part of a team.

Some sourcing specialists are specialists within each department within a company or organization; others are shared between departments.

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September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Sourcing Specialist to help us find the best possible candidates for our open positions. You'll be responsible for identifying potential candidates, conducting initial screenings, and passing along the most qualified candidates to our hiring managers. In this role, you'll need to be able to work quickly and efficiently to find the best candidates for our open positions. If you have a passion for sourcing and finding the best candidates, then this is the role for you!

Sourcing Specialist Duties:

  • Research and evaluate potential providers or suppliers
  • Examine current providers and determine areas of improvement
  • Interview potential providers, seeking out potential problems and solutions
  • Develop and draft procurement plans to ensure correct purchasing
  • Maintain accurate financial records of suppliers
  • Maintain updated contact lists for the purchasing department

Sourcing Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Manage vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers to meet project goals, keeping budgets in check
  • Research and source local and off-shore product vendors, including local, regional, and multi-national firms
  • Meet with vendors to discuss and confirm all inquiries and bids
  • Negotiate prices and terms in a vendor's favor
  • Track contract renewals, extensions, and modifications
  • Ensure all vendors provide proper work authorizations
  • Perform quality control checks on incoming goods
  • Maintain and update vendor files and documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, marketing, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in purchasing and contract management
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and contract bidding laws
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships
  • Knowledge of general business software

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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