Administrative

Sourcing Analyst

Dec 04, 2017

OFS Brands is seeking a highly motivated Sourcing Analyst with previous experience in the office furniture industry.  The primary focus of this position is to support an ever-changing industry by researching, evaluating, and sourcing new and existing suppliers, materials, and resources.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: 
Work with team members to conduct research into potential suppliers, product specifications and resources. 
Conduct supplier analysis and evaluate potential suppliers for new and existing product lines
Develop and create sourcing plans, requests for proposal, quotes and other sourcing documents related to materials sourcing
Identify and cultivate new business relationships related to products and product development services 
Influence suppliers’ manufacturing processes, technology decisions and influence the policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations.
Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and exploit emerging opportunities.
Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models
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.
 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
 
Integrated ERP experience required; Oracle ERP experience is a plus
Proven negotiation and facilitation skills, Project Management Skills;
Analytical, data driven approach with an attention to detail;
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
Understanding of quality systems and processes;
Ability and desire to work with cross-functional teams to achieve company goals
International travel is possible
 
 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
 
Four year college degree in business or related field
Prefer one year hands-on global sourcing experience in a furniture or related industry
 

 

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