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Title:  Sourcing Specialist II


Job Description

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist

Reports To: Procurement Manager


 CommScope are currently recruiting a Sourcing Specialist to join the Procurement team in Bray.  This is a temporary position.


General Summary:

Under limited supervision, performs various purchasing assignments. Procures supplies, raw materials and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization. Checks requisitions, contact vendors, examines bids and initiates contracts. Exercises a good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at prices consistent with quantity and quality requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Procures all the indirect material requirements for UK&I facility’s (approx  $8M Annual spend) with responsibility for leading the Supplier Selection Process (where required) and for negotiating contracts with suppliers where appropriate, in line with various company policies and procedures.

Ensure that the supplier Performance Index governing quality and delivery rating are considered before deciding to procure material from a particular vendor. Ensure that all procurements are based on competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers.

Ensure that all purchase orders are input to the SAP database. Must also ensure the prompt delivery rescheduling due to change in requirements. Resolve difference in counts comparing material received vs material ordered. Close purchase orders out of SAP and work with accounting staff to reconcile debit memos within the VIM system.

Maintain positive working relationship with supplier base. Locate and develop additional sources of supply. Compile information from periodicals, catalogues and other sources to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes for alternative sources of supply. Conduct cost/price analysis and participate in the negotiation process as directed. Work to identify commodities for strategic sourcing coverage.

Ensure that all Vendor request are corrected and approved, maintain positive working relationship with other Buyers to consolidate vendors and cover work where and when needed.

Job Specifications:

SAP experience essential

Strong analytical skills

Three to Five years of purchasing/sourcing experience.

Strong negotiating skills

Bachelor degree in SC, Accounting, Finance or Business.


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