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Global Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: LHH
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

LHH Recruitment Solutions has partnered with a growing organization in the Vernon Hills, IL area and they are looking to add a Global Strategic Sourcing Specialist to their established company. This is a Direct Hire opportunity. You will be responsible for assisting in sourcing activities for new and existing product lines.
As an ideal candidate, you will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in purchasing, sourcing, or supply chain with a desire to learn and grow in global strategic sourcing. Attention to detail, organization, and prioritization are critical skills to be successful in this role. Advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables). A Bachelor's Degree is required. You will receive a competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package.
Responsibilities:

  • Assist in sourcing activities for new and existing product lines.
  • Develop Requests for Quotes (RFQs) to meet required timelines while upholding the quality and integrity of the product lines.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance lead times, quality, and cost.
  • Understand raw materials and finished goods in relation to international trade and currency variances for products.
  • Communicate with domestic and international suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure consistent messaging and alignment.
  • Work closely with the team in China for the development of data sheets, product inspections, and sourcing activities.
  • As needed communicate outside of business hours with oversees vendors to keep a project or task on track, and well as handle urgent issues.
  • Ensure artwork and packaging are approved for production.
  • Coordinate transport of samples to and from vendors.
  • Pull samples from the warehouse, inspect product specifications are accurate and align with product descriptions.
    Experience:
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in purchasing, sourcing, or supply chain with a desire to learn and grow in global strategic sourcing.
    • Ability to read drawings and product specification sheets.
    • General knowledge of international oversees sourcing with suppliers in China.
    • Advanced Excel proficiency (VLOOKUP/Pivot Tables).
    • Mechanical aptitude.
      Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree.
        Industry:
        • Consumer packaged goods (CPG).
        • Prior experience working for a manufacturer or distributor that sells their products in the retail sector.
        • Experience with HVAC, plumbing, or electrical products a plus.
          Skills:
          • Effectively and concisely communicate with suppliers and management.
          • Strong attention to detail.
          • Ability to handle a high pressure/high volume workload.
          • Ability to plan, organize, multi-task, and prioritize workload.
          • Ability to work proactively and on own initiative.
          • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
          • Strong collaboration skills and an ability to work with various teams (Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, and Customer Service.
          • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
            If you are a passionate Global Strategic Sourcing Specialist looking for a new and rewarding career, please apply today! You don't want to miss out on this opportunity!
            LHH is a leader in permanent recruitment-and in the placement of top talent. Our areas of specialty include office administration, customer service, human resources, engineering, and supply chain and logistics. Please feel to check us out and apply for other opportunities if this role isn't a perfect match.
            Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledTo read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please visit https://www.lhh.com/candidate-privacy/The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Keywords: LHH, Arlington Heights , Global Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Professions , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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