Sourcing Specialist

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID22647 




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



  • Responsible for developing sourcing strategies and strategy execution.
  • Preference will be giving to candidates with experience in Alloy, Stainless or chemicals buying.
  • Interface closely with Manufacturing, Engineering, QA, Marketing and Finance.
  • In conjunction with Global 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.
  • 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.
  • Min. 8 years procurement/materials/engineering experience in a 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.
  • Proficient problem solver.
  • Extensive knowledgeable of commodity manufacturing processes and industry cost drivers.
  • An excellent understanding of SAP is preferred
  • Knowledge of eAuction programs is preferred
  • International sourcing experience and willing to travel internationally up to 25%
  • 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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 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) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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