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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Department: Purchasing

Essential Functions of the Job:
The essential functions of this job require the person, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the following:

  • Utilizing strategic sourcing process, identify market and supplier opportunities to shorten component supply chains.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities.  Evaluate feasibility of supplier/material alternatives toward cost reduction goals.
  • Support and participate with geographic associates to build network participation and expertise.
  • Help analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity to supply, and exploit emerging opportunities that benefit ebm‑papst Global.
  • Review and approve a comprehensive list of suppliers for bid processes developed by analyzing the industry to understand trends and competitive positioning in order to ensure system activation of the best possible supply base.
  • Working knowledge of JIT programs including consignment, VMI, Kanban
  • Demonstrated knowledge of total cost of ownership
  • Ability to read CAD drawings
  • Help renegotiate, renew and discontinue supplier contracts. Identify ways to reduce costs.
  • Help foster relationships with suppliers and new possible suppliers
  • Travel as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  

Recommended Education and/or Experience:
Associates Degree or higher in a Technical field such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Electronics or Construction with a minimum 2+ years related experience.

All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.
  • Report for work consistently and on time.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume below.

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