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Cole-Parmer Specialist, Sourcing in Vernon Hills, Illinois

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Cole-Parmer is a leading provider of precision equipment and consumables to pharmaceutical, life sciences, environmental, and industrial customers around the world. Our proprietary product lines include peristaltic fluid handling systems, test and measurement devices, water testing equipment and consumables, and a range of laboratory essentials products all critical components in scientific research and production.

Job Description

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist

Reports To: Senior Director, Supply Chain

Position Location: Vernon Hills, IL

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt

Position Summary:

A qualified candidate continuously lowers Cole-Parmer’s total procurement cost on existing finished goods, raw materials, indirect supplies and services globally. The candidate does this through strategically leveraging key vendor relationships, global sourcing efforts and competitive sourcing techniques as well as providing tactical resourcing support during supply chain disruptions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collects, categorizes and analyzes direct and indirect spend throughout Cole-Parmer’s network to identify critical saving opportunities.

  • Provides guidance and prioritization to Cole-Parmer’s APAC sourcing team. Works closely with product management team members globally for collaborative cost savings projects.

  • Establishes corporate vendors for key spend categories.

  • Prepares necessary data points and specifications, develops challenger vendors, executes on sourcing events, completes full analysis, confirms stakeholder alignment and awards business.

  • Assists with on-boarding of new vendors awarded business and seamless transition of procurement from incumbent to challenger as needed.

  • Tracks progress of cost savings projects and provides regular updates to senior leadership on achievement to goal.

  • Mobilizes alternate vendors to limit customer delivery disruption during vendor supply disruptions.

  • Operates within and provides guidance to Cole-Parmer’s overall sourcing strategy.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Scientific/ Engineering field

  • Experience working in a business-to-business setting preferred especially in a vendor management or vendor selection role.

  • Strong analytical skills backed by intermediate ability using EXCEL (V-Lookups, pivot tables, advanced formula usage).

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, efficiently works under pressures, within deadlines or other time essential constraints.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the organization.

  • Strong work ethic and an ability to excel within a rapidly changing and growing organization.

    This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all of the duties and responsibilities associated with it.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status