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Senior Sourcing Specialist

Date: Feb 23, 2018

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

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Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

PURPOSE: Lead strategic sourcing of capital equipment and other indirect commodities and services. Communicate established deliverables and ensure company interests are protected. 



  • Responsible for the procurement of capital equipment, other assigned materials, and services
  • Responsible for Cleveland Operations spend and to coordinate/leverage purchases regionally and globally if needed.
  • Responsible for researching, recommending, planning, leading and implementing system and process improvements
  • Manage services and contractor agreements ensuring Lincoln interests are protected
  • Support operational excellence initiatives and systematically drive results  
  • Drive initiatives to enhance SAP knowledge and capability of the MRO team
  • Ensure that the supply chain will meet internal metrics such as cost reduction, working capital, delivery, quality, and customer service
  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and developing qualified suppliers and ensuing negotiations
  • Participate and sometimes lead cross functional and multi-facility teams to achieve goals and objectives
  • Report on key metrics and take corrective action when necessary
  • Report to MRO and Indirect procurement Manager



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, Purchasing, Engineering or related field
  • An MBA, CPM, or CPIM certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in an industrial environment
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Advanced SAP or similar ERP experience
  • Hands on experience in scoping and implementation of procure to pay system solutions like Ariba, Zycus, or others is a plus
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers from both a direct and indirect perspective
  • Experience with contract language and negotiations
  • Experience with outsourcing fabrication and tooling
  • Proven record of solving problems
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Must be able to interface effectively with internal stakeholders, consultants, and suppliers
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, at all levels of organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other productivity software including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Willing and able to travel both domestically and globally; travel less than 10%
  • Must have good judgment and be self-motivated
  • Must be able to educate and influence others


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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 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) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Engineer, Welding, ERP, Fabrication, SAP, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology

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