Sourcing Specialist in Baraga, MI at Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sourcing Specialist will have initial emphasis on supplier evaluation, qualification, capacity analysis, and commercial management. Supplier development and commercial management skills will evolve through strong mentorship by sourcing managers supplemented with supply chain professional certifications through APICS.


  • Participate in the Engineering Change Process (ECO) by managing the phase-in and phase-out of new or obsolete components.

  • Support the execution of strategic sourcing activities for products under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Sourcing

  • Provide data analysis and improvement recommendation for category spend.

  • Support HEGs highest standards in compliance and integrity.

  • Work closely with global domestic resources to execute lowest cost sourcing plans.

  • Drive key sourcing metrics (Price, Quality, Logistics, Innovation and Risk).

  • Execute a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach to all procurement activities

  • Support supplier base reduction and simplification strategies.

  • Follow HEGs sourcing process in RFQ preparation and implementation.

  • Support benchmark pricing for area of expertise.

  • Prepare forecasts to anticipate supply problems and take preventive actions.

  • Keep informed about new products, processes and recommend those that could be beneficial to company.

  • Prepare key metric reports for department.

  • Responsible for maintenance of all sourcing data within HEGs ERP system as it pertains to assigned products/spend categories and suppliers.

  • Support, where assigned, Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, in all project and maintenance activities.

  • Provide guidance to others by communicating and reinforcing strategic and tactical plans.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management / Business Management / Engineering or equivalent work experience.

  • 3 years + of progressive supply chain experience in a global manufacturing environment with proven track record.nbsp;

  • APICS or ISM certification, membership in Supply Chain Council or American Purchasing Society highly desirable.nbsp;

  • Exposure to manufacturing operations.

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

  • Ability to speak and present effectively to peers and Senior Management

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in ERP and MS Office applications

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings.


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