Strategic Sourcing Analyst

South Carolina

Location: Spartanburg, SC
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Job Summary: The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for sourcing new suppliers and managing supplier relationships to improve quality and costs of goods. Under direct supervision, will support routine sourcing and procurement activities such as generating proposal requests, submitting drawings, comparing costs, supplier selection, reviewing supplier performance, and development of new suppliers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with the sourcing process from supplier selection to request for proposal.
  • Seek and validate new suppliers in the US and abroad.
  • Gather data for supplier performance and evaluation based on cost, capabilities and capacity.
  • Conduct negotiations with current and potential suppliers to reduce costs.
  • Build supplier relationships by regular communication and visits as necessary.
  • Submit drawings, compare costs, and submit results to Procurement Manager.
  • Reconciles invoices with Buyer for month end close.
  • Reduce spending for factory consumables.
  • Support special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 3 years of Procurement experience.
  • 3 years of computer experience to include SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Good organizational skills used for daily planning and time management.
  • Able to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  • Able to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision.
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s Degree with at least three years’ experience in Manufacturing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

  • Lifting or bending to review inventory.

LICENSING OF OTHER SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • None.

KOBELCO has long been known for its quality line of excavators in the 3,000 lb. to 180,000 lb. classes. By focusing on a single line of equipment, the company has become known as excavator perfectionists. While some companies manufacture multiple lines of equipment, KOBELCO dedicates their research and development dollars to improving and enhancing their singular product line, ensuring they deliver excavators that can withstand the day-to-day rigors of demanding jobsites, while providing operators with all the production and comfort features required for a profitable days work.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is dedicated to producing a full range of crawler excavators for the rental, landscape, construction, aggregate, road building, material handling, site preparation, recycling and ancillary markets, including zero tail swing, standard and compact models. KOBELCO machines are well-known for their advanced technologies including an innovative noise and dust reduction system, advanced hydraulic circuitry for reduction of pressure loss and superior fuel efficiency.

***THIS COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE COMPANY DESIRES. THE JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THEEMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT WILL”. THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.***