Sourcing Specialist

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United States of America
Alachua, Florida
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Sourcing Specialist

Are you a Sourcing Specialist with experience with steel/metals’-based commodities looking to grow your career? Do you have Sourcing experience in the mining industry and a background in heavy equipment, if so, Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions wants to speak with you!

About Us

Rotary Drilling, a division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions (SMR) is a leading and cutting-edge supplier of technologically advanced blasthole drills for the mining and construction industries. Based in Alachua, Florida the division leverages the latest digital technology to develop solutions which improve our customers productivity while reducing total cost of ownership. We prioritize our people, safety, and reliability.

Key Responsibilities

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for ensuring the company’s supply chain remains in alignment with the needs of the company. This role supports the overall strategic direction associated within assigned commodity responsibility and directly supports local production. In this role, you will be responsible for proactively assisting in the development of sourcing strategies that are aligned with business and program needs, and then drive execution of those strategies while ensuring quality, delivery, capacity, and cost targets are met or exceed expectations.

Key Aspects of the Role

  • Develop and implement key initiatives to support the category strategic objectives
  • Manage new and/or existing supplier relationships with international, multi-tier, or highly technical suppliers
  • Prepare scope of work and associated bid packages for commodity analysis
  • Solicit bids and perform comparative and competitive analysis. Evaluate price, commodity, and/or market trends to identify risks or opportunities, and prepare and present contract recommendations
  • Identify emerging technology and/or sources to proactively reduce total costs while optimizing business performance (Total Cost of Ownership, Inventory Management, Capacity Analysis, Risk Mitigation)
  • Develop and manage supply agreements for critical or high-risk supply channels
  • Participate in meetings with customers to understand project requirements
  • Serve as a member of the New Product Introduction teams (NPI) responsible for supplier evaluation and selection
  • Engage Engineering and Suppliers on ESI (early supplier involvement) opportunities for NPI activity; ensure optimal component design which will include recommendations related to first article pricing, input for improved manufacturability efficiencies and material quality
  • Liaison between Supplier, Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering – problem solving related to drawings, quality issues, new projects, innovation, and best practices
  • Escalate and help resolve issues with supplier payments resulting in Credit hold situations
  • Initiate conversation with Suppliers regarding Supply Chain Financing. Provide assistance as needed to resolve
  • Drive supply base rationalization and consolidation
  • Complying with policies, guidelines, regulatory requirements and meeting objectives
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with Company Values and current Company Policies and Procedures

About You

To excel in this role, you will have a minimum 5 years professional related work experience including previous material sourcing and procurement experience utilizing global and domestic supply chains for products/components. Experience with manufacturing processes to enable success in sourcing product such as electrical, hydraulics, steel fabrication and machined components. Ability to read and understand CAD drawings. You possess strong negotiating skills and have a thorough understanding of strategic and sourcing category techniques.

Required Competencies

  • Commodity experience with “steel/metals’-based commodities:
    • Small fabrications, Machined components, and Castings & Forging
    • Understanding of associated fab / production tooling
  • Understand fabrication, welding and machining processes and procedures
  • Experience with Indirect materials and services is a plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP and their applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (especially PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • A thorough understanding of strategic sourcing and category management techniques
  • Experience with manufacturing processes to enable success in sourcing product such as electrical, hydraulics, steel fabrication and machined components
  • Familiarity with production costing, inventory control and supply chain organization strategies
  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Job Costing, including materials, labor, and transportation
  • Ability to read and understand CAD drawings
  • Ability to function independently and produce results that meet standards of quality, timeliness and acceptability with minimal supervision and general direction.
  • Excellent Negotiation Skills and problem solving, decision making and planning capabilities
  • Ability to function independently and produce results that meet standards of quality, timeliness and acceptability with minimal supervision and general direction.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English; Spanish is a plus
  • Must be able to legally work in the USA


Bachelors or advanced degree in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain, or equivalent experience.

Our Culture

At Sandvik, we’re technology driven, innovative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive! Success is a team effort, and we believe that diversity inspires, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together, and celebrating our differences

Your Benefits

Sandvik offers a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive benefits package of health, dental, vision and disability insurance, and a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan (we auto/match your contribution up to 8%). In addition, we provide opportunities for professional competence development and training, as well as opportunities for career advancement. In addition to your regular PTO days, you receive paid sick days. We offer recreational and employee discounts, including a gym membership stipend.

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply online at to the Sourcing Specialist position, Job Req. ID # R0038607.

Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact our Human Resources team. Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

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Job-ID: R0038607

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