Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Posted: 02/26/2022 Industry: Professional Job Number: 7949 Pay Rate: 60,000 to 80,000

Job Description


Arch Staffing and Consulting in Grand Rapids is  currently looking for a strategic sourcing specialist for one of our clients.  This position responsible for supporting engineering and purchasing representative procurement initiative in the areas of fabricated and machined parts sourcing. Heavy emphasis needed on procuring sheet metal domestically.

Essential Functions:
  • Find outsourcing alternatives (domestically and internationally) for fabricated sheet metal and machined parts used on specialized CNC processing equipment.
  • Implement sourcing strategies that imporve lead times, quality and reduce costs.
  • Follow established purchasing procedures and communicate with vendors regarding order follow up and order expediting when routine procedures are not producing the desired results.
  • Monitor supplier performance and phase out poor performing suppliers in collaboration with the purchasing and logistic manager.
  • Work closely with engineering and quality representative in sourcing projects.
  • Work closely with engineering and quality representative in sourcing projects.
  • Prepare analytical summaries regarding sourcing activity
  • Handles vendor technical questions with assistance from engineering if required.
  • Qualifications
  • 5-8 years of procurement experience preferred with at least 2 years of experience developing and executing sourcing strategies with domestic and international suppliers
  • Strong technical knowledge of our manufacturing technologies (CNC machining and sheet metal)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing desired.
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Must possesses strong problem-solving skills and exercise good judgment in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • SAP experience and MS Office Suite
  • Interested candidates should call or text Arch Staffing and Consulting in Grand Rapids at 1-844-310-Arch

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