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Sourcing Specialist

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented Sourcing Specialist to manage and optimize all procurement activities. The Sourcing Specialist's responsibilities include sourcing goods, materials, and services, negotiating with suppliers and vendors, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality. You will also be required to manage inventory, develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, and ensure that procurement activities align with organizational objectives. To be successful as a Sourcing Specialist, you should be able to manage and optimize procurement activities, have excellent negotiation skills, and be able to establish and maintain relationships with suppliers.

Responsibilities

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  • Sourcing goods, materials, and services.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and vendors.
  • Ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality.
  • Managing inventory.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensuring that procurement activities align with organizational objectives.
  • Monitoring supply market trends.
  • Developing procurement strategies.
  • Evaluating and managing risk.
  • Maintaining procurement records.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, or a related field.
  • Experience in procurement or a similar role.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage and optimize procurement activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with suppliers.
  • Knowledge of procurement software.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Potential interview questions

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  • What is your experience with procurement software?
  • Can you describe a time when you successfully negotiated with a supplier or vendor?
  • How do you manage and optimize procurement activities?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to manage risk in procurement?
  • How do you ensure that procurement activities align with organizational objectives?