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Sourcing Specialist

Date: Mar 1, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117


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.

Req. ID: 19211 


PRIMARY FUNCTION: Interface closely with Lincoln cross-functional teams as the Supply Management representative to identify suppliers, and source products & services that meet Lincoln expectations. Lead strategic and standardization initiatives across all areas of the business.



  • Procure goods and services with close interface to Maintenance, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Finance for the Indirect (e.g MRO) team located in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Drive success of third party Integrated Supply services including adoption, requisition creation, and inventory management.
  • Support new systems implementation (e.g. SAP Ariba e-Auctions) and drive programs to exceed goals.
  • Ensure that supply chain flow of materials meet demand, working capital and inventory goals.
  • Coordinate/leverage purchases of goods and services; responsible for negotiations with suppliers.
  • Participate and occasionally lead cross-functional teams to achieve goals.
  • Lead standardization projects and coordinate efforts to optimize risk and negotiation leverage.
  • Identify and quantify the economic opportunities for strategic projects.
  • Report on key metrics and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Ensure operational priorities include quality, delivery, compliance, and total cost objectives.
  • In conjunction with commercial strategies, identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers.
  • Audit suppliers’ facilities and capabilities as required.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, Purchasing, Engineering or a related field.
  • MBA, CPM, CPIM certification a plus.
  • Eight plus years of experience, ten preferred. Minimum five years of Procurement/materials/engineering experience in a manufacturing field.
  • Must be able to interface effectively with internal stakeholders, outside fabricators and consultants.
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers from an indirect perspective.
  • Experience with outsourcing fabrication and tooling a plus.
  • Problem solver- Strong communication, interpersonal, and written skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills (understands cost analysis).
  • Proven project management skills with cross functional resources.
  • Leadership skills, demonstrates good judgement, and self-initiative.
  • Ability to read blueprints or equivalent files.
  • Must maintain and represent Lincoln Electric with uncompromised Business Ethics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity software; such as Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Experienced SAP ERP user preferred.
  • Hands on experience in procure to pay system solutions like Ariba, or 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

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