Sourcing Specialist I

Sourcing Specialist Support 
 Role Summary/Purpose 
 The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. 
 Essential Responsibilities 
 In this role you will perform some or all of the following tasks: 
 • Pull drawing packages and current costing using SAP and Excel. 
 • Work with Accounts Payable and the Aravo system to clean up supplier information for clean payments. 
 • SAP data cleansing and part transition. 
 • Leverage vendor managed inventory (VMI), consignment, stocking programs, and Minimum Order Quantity strategies with suppliers to meet inventory and fulfillment goals. 
 • Meet cost targets via supplier negotiations, alternate supplier development, and/or shifting to low cost region suppliers. 
 • Ensure supplier performance stability to meet delivery and quality expectations, via lead time reductions, capacity improvements, etc. 
 Experience in with SAP, preferably planning and or buying 
 Strong MS Excel skills 
 Desired Characteristics 
 Experience negotiating with suppliers 
 Prior experience utilizing planning systems 
 Prior experience in production control or planning, supervision, sourcing and/or material control environment 
 Ability to manage multiple tasks and establish effective work priorities 
 Strong analytical and organizational skills 
 Demonstrated oral and written communication skills 
 Strong interpersonal skills 

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