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Sourcing Agent

NetSource, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Euless, TX posted July 14, 2021.

Please note that this is a 5 months contract position. Under general supervision, responsible for carrying our broad assignments involving the sourcing of important items, requiring extensive or specialized knowledge or experience. Works with the site Operations team to ensure that sourcing strategies are aligned with site requirements. Develops both current and future sources of supply in support of the overall supply chain strategy. Negotiates contracts where losses occurring through errors in judgment would involve a large dollar amount. May provide work leadership and train lower level buyers. Duties Responsibilities Sources complex direct materials (e.g. die castings, inj moldings, metal fabrications, PCBAs, electronic components) with suppliers that are capable of meeting the service, quality, NPI and cost requirements. Identifies categories for strategic sourcing agreements and conducts costprice analysis for all products under their jurisdiction with emphasis on high dollar and sole source situations. Establish negotiation strategies. Work to identify opportunities for cost reductions in support of annual cost reduction objectives. Ensures that all sourcing is based on negotiated competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers and in alignment with Should Cost targets (where available). Maintains positive working relationship with supplier base and leads the regularly scheduled Business Reviews with suppliers. Continue to analyze and assess the adequacy of our supplier base for each category and to develop additional sources of supply where deemed advantageous. Some travel will be required with this role. Where applicable, please refer to the Company’s “Schedule of Authority” in order to identify approved spending levels. Related Education Experience in related field Candidate must have or is actively securing a certification in the procurement area (like C.P.M. or CPIM). Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or a Professional Purchasing Qualification A minimum of 8 years of procurement or relevant experience. Extensive knowledge of product line under area of procurement. Must have knowledge of all product lines and associated manufacturing processes under area of responsibility. Has experience of at least 5 major procurement categoriescommodities. Experience in purchasing technical commodities requiring close interface with engineering. Successfully demonstrated negotiation skills. Well versed in costprice analysis techniques. ERP Experience (SAP preferred) Applicants must provide their phone number. Reference job number A951.

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