Commodity Sourcing Specialist


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID23457 






Lincoln Electric is seeking a Commodity Sourcing Specialist for our Cleveland, Ohio headquarters. The Sourcing Specialist will play a key role in supporting Lincoln electric's product developmenht by procuring specified commodities.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in its industry. In addition to career growth potential, Lincoln Electric offers competitive pay with a lucrative annual profit sharing incentive, student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement. paid time off/paid holidays, retirement, medical/dental/vision and much more! 



  • Interface closely with the Accessories Business Manager, Engineering, QA, Marketing and Finance to identify parts & suppliers that are candidates for best sourcing.
  • Identify and quantify the economic opportunities for and lead strategic sourcing projects.
  • Develop formal commodity strategies, identify, develop qualified suppliers and manage supplier performance and strategic relationships.
  • Coordinate New Product Development activities to meet Company stage gate objectives.
  • Support Demand Planning with an understanding of the Domestic and International
  • Achieve Company performance objectives, particularly business working capital.
  • Deliver “best in class” procurement function.
  • Report key measurements and take corrective actions where necessary.
  • Participate on and/or lead cross-functional teams.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management/Purchasing/Engineering or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ experience in procurement/materials/engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers and excellent negotiation skills (understand cost drivers)
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and written skills.
  • Project management skills and work as a cross functional Project Team Leader.
  • Leadership skills, self-initiative, problem solving, and an ability to read blueprints.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity software, such as Excel, Access and PowerPoint.




  • MBA, CPM, CPIM certification a plus.
  • An excellent understanding of SAP / Ariba is beneficial.
  • International sourcing experience and willing to travel internationally a plus. 



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Supply Management 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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