Sourcing manager I (33001-1)

Sourcing manager I (33001-1)

Job Title: Sourcing Manager I (33001-1)Type: W2 ContractDuration: 12 months with scope for extension/conversionClient: Leading Social Media CompanyLocation: Sunnyvale, CA**Must have US Work Authorization**Summary:The main function of a Sourcing Manager is to develop specifications to communicate to vendors and negotiate pricing with those vendors to support the RFQ.Job Responsibilities:• Gathers detailed information from sales and customers to develop detailed specifications• Solicits bids and quotes and determines best pricing and best value• Procures finished goods and services for resale, utilizing established vendors and/or contacting new vendors as alternative sources of supply when vendors and suppliers are inadequate• Makes substitution recommendation where savings in cost, quantity, quality, or better delivery can be realized• Meets with vendor representatives as required to resolve shipping, backorder and overstock issues. • Develops and qualifies new sources/vendors, obtaining best price/delivery through competition and strong negotiating skills• Maintains up-to-date files of vendor catalogs and price schedules• Keeps abreast of new products and market trends and communicates to designated channels within the organization.• Initiate, negotiate and execute appropriate contracts to support new product introduction and product mass production, including conditional award letters and supply Statements of Work, locking in favorable supply chain terms.Skills:• Basic negotiating and customer-service skills• Prior contract drafting experience• Possesses a high degree of integrity• Basic ability to analyze and resolve variety of issues simultaneously• Basic ability to interact well and gain cooperation of internal division staff and customers• Basic ability to write up customer orders involving detailed product requirements• Basic ability to work efficiently in a MS Windows based environment and 10-key by touch• Sufficient math skills to calculate order pricing, freight rates and label measurementsEducation/Experience:• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

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