Sourcing Specialist in Minneapolis, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $27.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Sourcing Project Specialist (12-month contract)

Bloomington, MN


Volt has partnered with a growing manufacturing company in search of a Sourcing Specialist! In this role, you will provide project management support to execute workload transition decisions including: product transfers to best cost country providers, high level/top level product outsourcing, low cost region sourcing initiatives and make to buy strategies.


• Provide project leadership necessary to ensure effective execution of the identified initiatives outlined by BU, Divisional or functional leadership.
• Participate in product portfolio rationalization pre-work activities to include: data mining and analysis, inventory where-used assessment and disposition strategies.
• Assemble and present request for quote (RFQ) packages to perspective sub-contract suppliers, be the point of contact for suppliers with any questions.
• Support production in the execution of any last-time builds or inventory re-purposing.
• Manage the first article build and qualification process with suppliers and internal functions and maintain ERP system.
• Work with supplier and technical group in identifying needed work instructions, or other training materials needed for product transfer execution.
• Plan production ramp-up or transition, then work with assigned buyer in execution of plan.
• Explore with supplier’s opportunities for vendor owned or consignment inventory fulfillment strategies and work with supplier and buyer to implement.
• Work with the BMH Global Supply Chain team in executing global fulfillment initiatives for each product transferred.
• Track project execution and report results to BU and Divisional leadership.

• Bachelor’s Degree required (Business Management or Engineering); MBA preferred
• Ability to travel international up to 10% Position Specific Criteria: (Bullet the skills, competencies and position requirements that are specific to this role that an employee must have to be successful in the position.)
• 5+ years leading teams, managing people and complex projects.
• 5+ years’ experience in Operations and Supply Chain leadership roles.
• Project Management Training and experience.
• Strategic sourcing experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Product transfer/outsourcing experience with global contract manufacturers.
• Supply chain and production planning experience.
• Thorough knowledge of key commodities, manufacturing strategies, regional dynamics and current supply chain strategies.
• Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer