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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Galena Park
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the Sourcing Specialist position is to provide skilled assistance in the strategic sourcing and supplier management of goods, equipment, or services. Interacts with customers and stakeholders in identifying categories of spend optimal for strategic sourcing. Posted position does not allow for sponsorship.


  • Implements strategic sourcing and category strategies in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Develops accurate and detailed sourcing analysis in support of that deliver the best Supply Chain value to Powell
  • Will support one or more related categories as directed by Category Management
  • Monitors supply markets, conducts market intelligence, and utilizes information obtained to develop supplier-sourcing strategies
  • Assists in the implementation of supplier RFI/RFQ/RFP and uses financial models such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Lease vs. Buy, and Economic Value Models to evaluate materials and services
  • Leads negotiation with Suppliers including developing and executing cost reduction and cost avoidance strategies and initiatives
  • Contributes to planning and execution of improvement actions with suppliers and Powell divisions
  • Ensures continued compliance of suppliers with all Powell regulatory requirements and sourcing guidelines
  • Participates in Supply Chain governance and performance management activities
  • Implement Excel-based analysis with the ability to retrieve data from Oracle and other software systems and Power apps where applicable


    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business/Technical discipline preferred
    • 3+ years of professional experience in Sourcing, Supplier Management, or Procurement
    • Result-orientated, analytical, decisive, team and customer-oriented, strong communicator, and innovative.
    • Certification as a Supply Chain Professional preferred

      Working Conditions

      • Temperature controlled working environment.
      • Typical office environment: may experience minor discomfort from extensive use of a computer display and keyboard; travel between buildings on campus and between campuses.
      • Some travel required (10-20%).

        Physical Requirements

        • Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
        • Sitting, standing and walking for long periods of time.
        • Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
        • Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.
        • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.

          About Us

          In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

          Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

          We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

          If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact . Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Powell Industries, Houston , Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Galena Park, Texas

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