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Sourcing Specialist

Date: May 3, 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:  To assume full responsibility, subject to specifications and company policies for the procurement of specifically assigned commodities.



  • Interface closely with Manufacturing, Engineering, QA, Marketing and Finance to identify parts that are candidates for best sourcing.
  • In conjunction with commodity strategies, identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers.
  • Identify and quantify the economic opportunities for strategic projects
  • Lead strategic projects as required
  • Achieve performance objectives of Business Plan, particularly business working capital.
  • Report key measurements and take corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure quality, delivery and total cost objectives are met.
  • Participate on and/or lead cross-functional teams.
  • Evaluation of internal process costs versus external.
  • Assigned special sourcing or corrective action projects as required.
  • Negotiate raw material purchase and supply agreements for ores, mineral sands, alloys, and other raw materials and chemicals
  • Assist with order creation, release, rescheduling, and deliveries as warranted



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management/Purchasing/Engineering or a related field.
  • Min Five years procurement/materials/engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • MBA, CPM, CPIM certification a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers.
  • Excellent negotiation skills (understands cost drivers).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and written skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the organizations.
  • Project management skills and capable of working as a cross functional Project Team Leader.
  • Leadership skills, self-initiative.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Proficient problem solver.
  • Understanding of Lincoln products and Lincoln Supply Chain, Production Planning, Demand Planning and/or Lincoln Capital Purchasing processes.
  • Intimately knowledgeable on commodity manufacturing processes and industry cost drivers.
  • An excellent understanding of SAP.
  • International sourcing experience and willing to travel internationally.
  • Must have good judgment and be self-motivated
  • Must maintain and represent Lincoln Electric with uncompromised Business Ethics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity software, such as Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

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: ERP, Engineer, Welding, SAP, Quality Assurance, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

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