Sourcing Specialist

High Point, NC 27263

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 94277 Branch: Direct Hire

Job Description


The Resource is hiring a Sourcing Specialist for our client, a high-quality furniture manufacture, located in High Point, NC! This is permanent, Direct-Hire opportunity that offers a salary range of $50,000- $65,000 per year, and offers a benefits package that includes Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, 401K, and more!  The position has a 1st shift schedule (7:30am-5:30pm, Monday - Thursday; 8:00am- 12:00pm, Friday).  The Sourcing Specialist would be responsible for finding new vendors, equipment, services, materials, and check availability for existing components.  Ideal candidates for this role should have  purchasing or sourcing experience and have the ability to negotiate pricing. If you're ready to make a career move and have previous experience, we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:
- Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability for existing components
- Provide support to Marketing/R&D/Finance/Service/Quality in all stages of new product development by researching materials identified by Product Development/Engineering and suggest new materials as located through sourcing processes
- Coordinate with Engineering to research new materials and vendors for cost effectiveness or to achieve a new product design. Coordinate and participate in supplier meetings
- Assist with bid evaluations, cost analyses, price justification, and risk assessment of suppliers
- Identify historic part disruption issues including lead time, business health, quality and continuing rising costs
- Work to find additional suppliers for these parts starting with the biggest concern areas first that can be used as alternate or backup suppliers
- Identify parts, assist with bid evaluations, cost analysis, and sampling to confirm viability of alternate supplier
- While working on new products, ensure multiple vendors are identified as possible suppliers and included on items cards to ensure backups are identified in the beginning
- Monitor Incoming freight costs especially with container/overseas shipments
- Evaluate processes associated with Inventory including PRO Parts and Parts changes to ensure processes are followed and inventory is correctly moved
- Work on slow moving inventory teams to evaluate purchased parts that aren’t moving and products that should be discontinued or redesigned to include more common parts
- Review reorder points and order qty’s in the system to ensure these are modified based on recent order trends and vendor lead times
- Spearhead the effort to correct vendor lead times in the systems to ensure information accuracy. Additional projects as needed to assist Purchasing and Operations.

Qualifications:
- Purchasing or Sourcing experience required (3+ years)
- MRP software experience
- BOM structure knowledge
- Microsoft Program Level – expert
- Ability to Negotiate pricing

Submit your resume online, or send directly to Jordan Milligan at jmilligan@theresource.com to be considered for this position. For more information, please call our office at 336.970.5222

While we appreciate all inquiries, only qualified candidates will be contacted for further information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Jordan Milligan

Jordan is a Direct-Hire Recruiter at The Resource, with experience in all aspects of the recruiting process from sourcing to closing. He's passionate about helping companies find their next great hire, and takes pride in helping candidates advance their careers.

Jordan would love to hear from you if you're looking for a new opportunity or have a job opening at your company that needs to be filled quickly. Be sure to connect with him on LinkedIn too!

Hobby: Playing guitar, Favorite getaway: The Outer Banks, Favorite Childhood Book: Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (as a kid, I read every single book in this series multiple times), Favorite Band: Toto, All-time Favorite Vacation Destination: Barcelona, Spain

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