Job: Senior Sourcing Specialist

Title Senior Sourcing Specialist
Categories Sheldon, IA
Department Purchasing

Sheldon, IA

Job Type: Full-Time
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or related discipline from an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant sourcing experience
  • CPSM or equivalent certification is a plus
Pay Rate Based on Experience
Job Description

Performs sourcing activities within assigned categories to optimize quality, delivery, service, and total cost.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Owns the end to end sourcing process for assigned commodities;
  • Analyzes spend and market conditions; identifies new suppliers and improvement opportunities;
    gathers requirements from internal departments, conducts RFx events, supplier evaluations, and
    makes sourcing recommendations; negotiates contracts, contract modifications, renewals, and
    ensures contract compliance; measures and reports on supplier performance; documents sourcing
  • Conducts sourcing activities with overseas office and overseas/domestic suppliers, including
    component identification for outsourcing, part development and transition, supplier evaluation and
    management, schedule:

    • Develops a strategic inventory plan to minimize inventory and obsolescence.
    • Works with 3rd party freight forwarder to expedite and track inbound products.
    • Coordinates the transition and disposition of parts changing to or from foreign sources.
    • Negotiates agreements for products or services;
    • Interfaces with engineering, quality control, customer service and other departments to define user
      needs, deliver product to specification, measure department performance, and report results;
  • Conducts supplier visits on behalf of Rosenboom. Works to develop understanding of how suppliers
    work, keep suppliers accountable to commitments, develop supplier capabilities, and drive supplier
    improvements in a collaborative approach;
  • Assists with the new product development process ;
  • Drives results in annual cost reduction plan and works to mitigate negative cost impacts;
  • Conducts administrative tasks for commodity areas, including price list management, A/P invoice
    reconciliation, visit documentation, and ERP system maintenance;
  • Travel required: international travel on a limited annual basis primarily to China is a job requirement
    as is travel to Rosenboom’s United States facilities and existing and potential vendors and customers.
  •  Is a productive member of his/her department and adheres to, promotes and enforces all Rosenboom
    policies, including safety requirements/procedures, in order to ensure a safe working environment for
    all Rosenboom employees; and,
  • Habits of good attendance and punctuality are an essential responsibility of all Rosenboom job


  • At least 3 years of work experience in a sourcing role.
  • Independent and collaborative working style
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience with Supply Chain Management tools (MRP, Inventory analysis, cost analysis, part or supplier profiles, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%, including overseas.
  • Experience with supplier quality management a plus
  • Experience sourcing machined, forged or cast components a plus
  • Experience with overseas sourcing a plus
  • Steel industry experience a plus
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