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Sourcing Specialist

Sourcing Specialist

The Sourcing Specialist implements sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the sourcing activities related to his/her assigned portfolio to maximize supplier performance (cost, quality, lead time) and support the business plan.

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business or equivalent experience in those areas
• At least +3 years of experience in supply chain, manufacturing, engineering or finance role
• Experience sourcing made to order parts (e.g., machined parts) and electronics
• Candidate must have strong analytical skills, good proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and sound time management and Organizational Skills
• ERP software systems experience (SAP, Ariba preferred)
• Thorough understanding of Sourcing methodologies & inter-personal skills to develop supplier relationships

• Implements sourcing plans with the goal of assuring specified quality, required delivery times, and minimizing the total cost of the products and services
• Documents performance to action plans and timelines for assigned sourcing projects
• Selects a high-performance supply base for assigned portfolio, in accordance with short-list of preferred suppliers defined by Category Managers
• Analyze technical drawings and specifications to expertly facilitate sourcing of parts and products
• Conducts RFI/Q/P (Request for Information/Quotation/information/Proposal) and bidding processes, minimizing risk, and maximizing value in terms of quality, delivery, and cost
• Evaluates current and prospective suppliers through supplier reviews, site visits and audits, in coordination with Supplier Quality teams, to assure supply capabilities, on-time delivery, quality and service
• Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers to meet specified quality, delivery, and cost objectives
• Executes contract negotiation and development in coordination with Sourcing Manager and Contract Specialists
• Drives the parts and process qualification, in coordination with Supplier Quality teams
• Collaborates with internal planning, quality and engineering teams and external suppliers to guarantee supply for all portfolios
• Effectively communicates with and maintains the highest degree of relations between the Company and all levels of supplier personnel
• Builds strong relationships with internal customers to meet defined objectives
• Identifies opportunities and implements actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks
• Complies with all Schlumberger, EMS and local procedures applicable to the job function
• Employees may be assigned other duties in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company

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