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sourcing agent

Company: Randstad US
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

sourcing agent.

+ allentown , pennsylvania

+ posted 5 days ago


randstad indeed

**job details**


+ $20 - $30 per hour

+ contract

+ bachelor degree

+ industrymining

+ reference893332

job details

job summary:

A Sourcing Agent is needed for a company that provides essential energy services to more than 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom in the Allentown, PA area. This position is responsible for procuring materials and services at the best evaluated total cost of ownership and assuring quality and schedule compliance in accordance with the end user's requirements. In addition, this position administers contracts, determines inventory parameters, conducts negotiations, performs market, price and financial analyses, develops internal customer and supplier relationships, and drives continuous improvement and productivity with suppliers and customers. This position works independently with minimal supervision.

location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

job type: Contract

salary: $20 - 30 per hour

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


+ Coordinate with Category Managers to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection, and conduct negotiations to achieve the optimal business results for the company.

+ Analyze and develop company position on claims and disputes, and subsequently consult with senior Sourcing management to resolve/negotiate claims and disputes associated with procurements.

+ Identify new sources of supply, and potentially acceptable new products/technologies.

+ Establish/maintain professional relationships with suppliers/partners, based on the highest ethical business practices as set forth in the Standards of Conduct and Integrity and company's Supply Chain Polices.

+ Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Two to four years of experience in any or several supply chain elements such as buying, logistics, investment recovery, inventory replenishment, master catalog maintenance, MRP, DRP, etc.

+ Bachelor's degree OR high school diploma with 5 to 7 years of equivalent work experience.

+ Experience working with IT contracts and suppliers

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

+ Experience in indirect buying.

+ Background in Lean and/or Six Sigma.

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and databases.

+ Negotiation and analytical skills.

+ Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

+ Demonstrated problem-assessment and problem-solving skills.

+ strong customer service focus, with ability to build credibility with internal clients and external suppliers.


+ Experience level: Experienced

+ Education: Bachelors


+ Sourcing


+ Supply Chain

For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Keywords: Randstad US, Allentown , sourcing agent, Sales , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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