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Sourcing Specialist Chemicals

Company:
Kersey & Associates, Inc.
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary:
$70k - $90k
Posted:
November 17, 2016
Description:

Sourcing Specialist, Resale

Location: Atlanta Currently only want local candidates

Category: Sourcing

Job Type: Full Time

Function: Operation Excellence

Company is a global chemicals company that provides expertise and tailored combinations of chemicals to improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency. We help customers create more value by applying our expertise where water meets chemistry. Company aims to promote sustainable economic, environmental and social development in all of our activities.

We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist, Resale. This role is responsible of supporting the develpment and optimization of sourcing strategies that minimizes the total cost of ownership & commercial risk for Resale and Externally Contract Manufactured goods. The Sourcing Specialist is also responsible for contract negotiations, supplier performance management and will work cross-functionally with other groups within company regionally and globally for driving down variable cost and assure cost competitive sustainable supply to our plants and customers.

Your responsibilities will include:

Develop sourcing plans through cross-functional collaboration within assigned categories. Execute plans through direct negotiations and request for quote/Proposal/Information processes with suppliers

Coordinate regional sourcing strategies for raw materials and resale goods where applicable

Manage the execution of effective negotiations and contract development that lead to a competitive advantage in the markets company serves

Manage supplier management activities and develop suppliers through the use of supplier performance scorecards

Manage the development, implementation and tracking of cost saving ideas in order to achieve the Sourcing KPI’s

Manage supply and price risk for responsible sourcing area and reduce single sourced supply

Coordinate timely and accurate forecasts, budgets and other reports as requested by management

Provide accurate and detailed market intelligence of key raw material price and availability trends

Execute special projects as assigned by direct line manager

Maintain prices and other commercial terms in the MDC File/SAP

Desired skills and experience:

Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Chemistry, Engineering or other science related field

Minimum 3 years’ experience in Sourcing, Commercial or Technical areas

Strong analytical skills; ability to understand and define the most critical issues and develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data

Proven track record in delivering year to year cost savings

Strong negotiating skills

Strong process and project management experience

Proven ability to drive change throughout organization

Ability to get buy in and commitment from internal/external stakeholders

Ability to develop and execute strategic sourcing strategies

Raw material/supply base knowledge/insights

Ability to develop actionable recommendations and implementation plans