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Sourcing Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00074
Location: Hamilton, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/24/2018
Our client located in Coryell County, TX is currently looking for a Sourcing Engineer to join their team.

The Sourcing Engineer will source components, products, and services for manufacturing and other functions as required, while ensuring components, products and services sourced meet quality expectations and are purchased at budget, standard cost or lower.

  • Ensure inbound service level from supplier to plant is according to client's expectations. 
  • Source, manage and monitor departmental owned suppliers to ensure supplier performance in quality, service and cost, lead supplier re-evaluations and audits, and initiate actions when necessary
  • Manage and monitor non-departmental owned suppliers to ensure supplier performance in quality, service and cost, and escalate to the applicable Contract Owner and/or initiate actions where necessary.
  • Manage departmental supplier files according to Laerdal's processes.
  • Conduct negotiations to secure goods and materials in support of the business function.
  • Lead or participate in assigned projects and integrate sourcing, supply chain and manufacturing processes in the project activities.
  • Implement cost reduction efforts whenever possible without affecting the quality of the end product.
  • Responsible for the inbound receiving and incoming inspection process, where applicable, and ensure that it is meeting the company's expectations and needs.
  • Create and manage Sourcing Strategies for applicable commodities based evaluation of the market situation.
  • Review MRP reports and make decisions regarding order quantities, adjustments and supplier selection.
  • Setting delivery times to ensure appropriate inventory levels on raw materials.
Qualifications and requirements: 
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment sourcing for machined components, castings, injection molded components, rotomolding components, wire harnesses, printed circuit assemblies.
  • Experience sourcing OEM components.
  • Experience working with development teams and new product introductions.
  • Strong understanding of sourcing in low cost regions.
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems.
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing systems and other approaches to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to perform qualification and supplier follow up audits.
  • Ability to work with vendors, customers, and team members in a multicultural environment.
  • Able to utilize MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with MRP is required.
​Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from a four-year college is a must, masters is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in procurement/sourcing qualifying and developing suppliers.
Working Hours: • Hours may vary and will require evening and weekend work depending on business needs.
Working Environment: • Works in both an office and manufacturing environment. Occasional exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, chemicals, solvents, and fumes.

International and domestic travel required.

Just U.S. citizens or green card holders can be considered for this opportunities. No sponsorship offered at this moment.

*Knapp Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status. EEO is the Law

About Knapp:
Knapp Consultants Inc., established in 1985, is a leading national recruitment firm headquartered in Rock Tavern, New York with a branch office in Virginia. The firm has an established presence in several major markets throughout the United States as well as specific global markets. 
Our commitment to integrity and quality has earned Knapp a distinguished reputation.  Knapp holds a New York State license, a rigorous and voluntary program. 
Our extensive industry associations give us insight to a broad range of industries and services, enabling our recruiters to best meet your  recruiting needs.
The vision of Knapp Consultants, a Human Resources Company, is to offer superior recruitment, and contract staffing, and Human Resources services to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.