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Sourcing Specialist

Date: Feb 7, 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, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Finance to identify parts that are candidates for best sourcing.
  • In conjunction with commodity strategies, identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers.
  • Achieve performance objectives of Business Plan.
  • Report key measurements and take corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure quality, delivery and total cost objectives are met.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Evaluation of internal process costs versus external.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management/Purchasing/Engineering.
  • Five to ten years procurement/materials/engineering experience in manufacturing environment particularly regarding PCB electronic components.
  • MBA, CPM, CPIM certification a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers.
  • Excellent negotiation skills (understands cost drivers).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and written skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Leadership skills, self-initiative.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Problem solver.
  • Understanding of Lincoln products and processes.
  • Proficient in office software. 
  • An excellent understanding of SAP.
  • International purchasing experience 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 $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: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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

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