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Sourcing Specialist

Company: Nefab
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Sourcing Specialist is part of ensuring that Nefab delivers high-quality and cost-efficient packaging solutions to customers based on their needs.The position is also responsible for analyzing the company's spending, supplying partnerships, and evaluating new possibilities, which leads to operations improvement, cost savings, and total process efficiency. Furthermore, the position generates and implements local sourcing strategies which are aligned with the Group strategy and long-term objectives.Main Responsibilities

  • Initiate projects aiming at total cost reductions and optimization programs
  • Implement KPIs' at the local level for the evaluation of the sourcing performance and efficiency
  • Evaluate and plan sourcing activities in the local market based on customers, segment, and market's current and future needs and expectations. This includes forecast volumes, products, materials, and supplier's portfolio
  • Suggests/initiates partnership, including building relationships and negotiating, with key suppliers which can deliver added value to end customers
  • Ensure a good understanding of cost structures for different materials
  • Give sourcing support by early involvement in customer projects and sales processes (including pro-active support to key account managers)
  • Share supplier data/capacities/capabilities and other information to the global sourcing community and other stakeholders, such as sales and engineering teams
  • Ensuring that goods fulfill legal requirements and specifications (e.g. banned and/or restricted substances)Minimum Experience And Education Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Industrial Distribution, or equivalent experience.
    • 5 + years of experience working in purchasing related roles (mandatory)
    • 3 + years of experience working in Manufacturing industries, large product mix - corrugated experience is a plus
    • Strong MS office skills
    • ERP system experienceSkills And Competencies
      • Strong negotiation skills - can successfully persuade others, listen actively and foster a collaborative atmosphere during the negotiation, which altogether leads to positive agreements for involved parties
      • Takes a broad perspective, understand and considers the wider and long-term consequences of plans and activities
      • Target-oriented focuses on reaching results and solves problems effectively
      • Follows procedures, rules and regulations sees jobs through to the end and pays attention to quality
      • Systematic and well organized - stick to deadlines, define priorities and plans ahead
      • Self-directed being able to formulate activities and direction and work independently to deliver results
      • Strong team and co-operation skills, shares knowledge and best practices
      • Strong communication skills - communicates in a clear and structured way and adjust the message to a receiver(s)

Keywords: Nefab, Newark , Sourcing Specialist, Professions , Newark, California

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