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Sourcing Manager

Date: Apr 26, 2019

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: The Sourcing Manager position directly supports specific purchasing and supply management functions for operations in the Americas. 



  • Reports to the Director, North America Regional Consumable Purchasing.
  • Responsible for sourcing strategies and strategy execution in steel and other materials as requested
  • Responsible for supplier negotiations
  • Supervision and support of purchasing professionals including Buyer Planners, Senior Buyers, and Sourcing Specialist
  • Travels to the factory and supplier locations to support negotiations and strategies 
  • Review and release of purchase orders per predetermined dollar limits
  • Manages inventory and working capital in assigned areas
  • Manages total costs including material, delivery, service, and logistics
  • Oversight and management of purchasing process controls



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management/Purchasing/Engineering, or equivalent experience, MBA preferred
  • 10 years or more procurement/materials/engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Negotiation, leadership, and supervisory skills
  • Self-motivated, with strong communication, interpersonal, and written skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to travel worldwide 20 to 30%
  • Capability to work in a team environment as team leader or team member
  • Ability to interface with external suppliers and internal stakeholders on a global basis.
  • Ability to communicate closely with suppliers to improve performance
  • Ability to develop, communicate and execute strategic sourcing plans
  • Ability to lead global sourcing initiatives or strategic sourcing teams
  • Ability to manage international and domestic logistics systems
  • Basic technical knowledge of steel making and steel processing industries
  • Ability to mine and analyze data to support business decision making process
  • Proficient in SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn Clarity Project Management and other office technology


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, ERP, Warehouse, Welding, SAP, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing

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