Are you a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional looking for an exciting opportunity? OFS is currently seeking a talented Sourcing Specialist to become a vital part of our team. As a Sourcing Manager, you will be instrumental in optimizing the sourcing process, identifying reliable suppliers, and nurturing strong relationships with our current supply base. We value analytical minds, problem-solving abilities, and excellent communication skills in our ideal candidate.
- Lead the new product development RFQ process, utilizing data analysis to support strategic decision-making in supplier selection and approval.
- Conduct thorough research to identify potential suppliers that offer price-competitive parts and services meeting OFS quality standards.
- Work with and execute global category strategies that align with core business needs and have a substantial impact on our overall success.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess supplier performance against established criteria.
- Analyze industry trends, emerging technologies, and materials to identify supply base issues, mitigate risk, ensure continuity of supply, and utilize new opportunities.
- Lead the supplier development process to support our corporate Supplier Diversity program
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Self-motivated, goal oriented, and eager to learn.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration with suppliers and cross-functional teams to achieve company goals.
- Familiarity with supply chain management principles and practices.
- Proficiency in using analytical tools and software for data analysis and storage (e.g., Excel, Google Workspace).
- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience in the furniture industry.
- Global sourcing experience, preferably within the office furniture industry
- Ability to travel 20% of the year both domestically and internationally
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Experience with ERP systems, preferably Oracle
- Procurement experience within the office furniture industry
- Past experience working with Product Development teams
- Prior international travel experience