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SOURCING ENGINEER

 

About the Job

We are seeking a Sourcing Engineer. This position is to source industrial products. This position is based in North Central Ohio. The ideal candidate will be responsible for establishing procurement direction including technology integration and supplier innovation to the supply chain that results in lower total cost. You will facilitate early supplier involvement and co-development in new product introduction, proactively seek new technologies and offer these technologies as solutions where appropriate, and participate to qualify and develop suppliers in accordance with the global sourcing strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage sourcing activity coordination and processes for sourcing duties relating to new product development including supplier selection, capability assessment, quality improvement, and supplier readiness. Typically assigned to technically complex projects.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of supplier certification, supplier development, and supplier evaluation programs.
  • Research potential sources of supply for purchased products to ensure prices are globally competitive and sufficient production capacity is available within the supply chain.
  • Research new technologies with potential to enhance existing product offerings or that could provide new avenues for product solutions.
  • Acts as a technical liaison between suppliers, sourcing managers, and our clients engineering community.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve supplier productivity and quality, and to ensure supply chain continuity.
  • Evaluate feasibility and facilitate in the implementation of supplier developed content in our clients product offerings.
  • Assist implementation and communication of global sourcing strategies.
  • Facilitate and lead Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE) processes.
  • Facilitate and lead root cause problem investigation and resolution through design prevention.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Polymer, Manufacturing, or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of DC gear motors and stepper motor design, specification, testing, and quality control plan development
  • Must be Bilingual in Chinese
  • Understanding of the product development cycle
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and group presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must be willing to travel overseas

 

Benefits

  • IRA Plan with company contribution
  • Healthcare Plan
  • Company Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Company Paid Holidays

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer