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Sourcing Specialist - Canada  

PerkinElmer (company)


Posted on : 02 May 2017

Project Description

  • As the Senior Sourcing Specialist, this position will be responsible for analyzing the assigned site category spends, developing key sourcing strategies, leading long term supplier negotiations and leading/executing key projects to meet the site’s material productivity performance goals. This position will also work closely with R&D on NPIs to ensure projects are launched meeting the margins targets, timelines and with global preferred production suppliers.

  Key Responsibilities:   
  • Contract Negotiations and contract formalization to secure Long Term Agreements. 
  • Sourcing role for NPI’s or product transfers as appropriate. 
  • Develop strategies and actions to mitigate and control inflation. 
  • Bench marking of existing supplier price performance against potential new suppliers in the market through comparative analysis. Incorporating lower cost markets (LCC), Eastern Europe, Asia for potential supply. 
  • With existing, preferred suppliers securing best price through supplier negotiations and collaboration to include value engineering, other opportunities including benchmarking to prove competitive advantage. 
  • RFQ, PPV and VE reporting and analysis on a monthly basis, actual to forecast to target. 
  • Producing inputs for site monthly performance reviews. 
  • Project management of sourcing projects such as global bid events, make-buy insourcing & value engineering cost reduction projects. 
  • Vendor Rationalisation.  


 Qualifications/Education/Technical Skills:    
  • >6 years’ experience in similar role. 
  • Experience in contracts negotiations. 
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills 
  • Solid technical knowledge of manufacturing materials and production process. 
  • Past experience of product transfers and NPI’s. 
  • Skilled in generating savings and margin expansion. 
  • Experienced and skilled in global, low cost country supplier sourcing. 
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving. Has the ability to collate information, analyse and make decisions based on experience and commercial judgment 
  • Possess past experience/responsibility for making decisions that has significant impact on an organization’s operational and financial performance. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Proficient in Excel and other standard MS business applications. 
  • SAP knowledge preferred/beneficial. 
  • Both team oriented and can work independently. 
  • Minimum of BA in business or technical related field. ISM Certified purchasing accreditation a plus.