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Job Title:  Sourcing Specialist


Whitsett, NC, US, 27377

Business Unit:  Dynamic Fluid Solutions
Posting Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Job Description: 


As a Sourcing Specialist, you will be responsible for leading efforts in identifying and developing new sources as well as exploring, initiating, developing, and validating opportunities for quality improvements, cost savings, and other sourcing-related opportunities. You will act as the technical interface between suppliers and Manufacturing to determine new and alternative sources and will work with internal team members to negotiate terms to capitalize on cost reduction opportunities.


Headquartered in Kent OH, USA, Dynamic Fluid Solutions is a business unit of AMETEK that is customer-focused and quality-oriented. For more than 100 years, AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions has helped OEMs differentiate their products by developing robust, flexible, and durable blowers, motors, and pumps. We are devoted to developing technology and executing lean manufacturing in order to secure our products’ long-term reliability, high industry standards, and excellent quality. Check out the position below and see if this role may be a good fit for you. We look forward to talking with you!


What you will do:

  • Participate in the development and execution of the overall business Strategic Sourcing Strategy aimed at risk mitigation as well as cost and quality optimization

  • Have continuous involvement in the improvement of the Supplier Selection Processes to develop a supply base that provides a competitive advantage in quality, value, cost, delivery, etc.

  • Review supplier processes and identify improvement opportunities

  • Work with Engineering to ensure technical documents meet requirements and all expectations are communicated effectively

  • Investigate alternate component technologies for reduced cost or improved quality and reliability and implement changes in collaboration with other departments

  • Conduct supplier audits in compliance with business objectives

  • Work with relevant internal team members on Materials Quotation Analysis to quote new and existing materials

    • Requote and negotiate to capitalize on cost reduction opportunities 

    • Continuously reduce the cost of materials by limiting unfavorable Purchase Price Variance (PPV/MPV)

  • Review supplier capacity planning and create a necessary action plan to address the business requirement


What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field

  • 3+ years of experience in strategic sourcing activities, preferably in a production field

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 standards and competent to perform supplier/process audits; Knowledge of various quality tools and systems, and capable of proposing guidance to suppliers to resolve quality problems

  • Understanding mechanical manufacturing processes i.e., machining, casting, sheet metal, fabrication, injection molding, extrusion, fasteners, high-level assembly, etc.

  • Good understanding of several basic measurement equipment devices

  • Understanding of technical drawings, and capable of interpreting mechanical and electrical drawings within industry standards

  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations

  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience in manufacturing process control and quality systems

  • Strong external focus and able to bring ideas/information from Commodity/Industry groups

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ERP systems

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (~20%)





AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

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