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Sourcing Specialist

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Genearl summary:


Under general supervision, responsible for carrying our broad assignments involving the sourcing of important items, requiring extensive or specialized knowledge or experience. Work to achieve the maximum strategic sourcing coverage for both procurement dollars and part numbers.¬  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.¬ 


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.

  • Work to achieve the maximum strategic sourcing coverage for both procurement dollars and part numbers.¬  Identifies categories for strategic sourcing agreements and conducts cost/price 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.


Skills Required:



  • Candidate must have or is actively securing a certification in the procurement area (like C.P.M. or CPIM).

  • Bachelor's Degree required preferrably¬ in Accounting, Finance or Business or a Professional Purchasing Qualification

  • 3+¬ years of procurement or relevant experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of product line under area of procurement.

  • Knowledge of all product lines and associated manufacturing processes under area of responsibility, preferred

  • Has experience¬ in major procurement categories/commodities;

  • Experience in purchasing technical commodities requiring close interface with engineering.¬ 

  • Successfully demonstrated negotiation skills.¬ 

  • Well versed in cost/price analysis techniques.¬ 

  • ERP Experience (SAP preferred)


It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


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