Sourcing Specialist - Polaris
Crystal, MN 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

Do you have excellent problem-solving skills and are searching for your next great career? Dahl Consulting is currently partnering with a leader in the Powersports industry. We work one-on-one with great candidates to help connect them with local employment opportunities. Polaris is hiring a Sourcing Specialist for a contract position! Interested? Get more details below.

Sourcing Specialist Job Description:
As a Sourcing Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the strategy development and implementation for assigned categories in alignment with the broader Commodity Strategy. You will manage the supply base to ensure that all suppliers meet our four priorities: Delivery, Quality, New Product Integration, and Cost Competitiveness.

What you' ll do as the Sourcing Specialist:
  • Conduct business with establish new supplier relationships
  • Identify and communicate internally any supplier concerns or opportunities. Support cost recovery initiatives
  • Support problem resolution discussions with suppliers and ensure the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans
  • Enter cost changes, assign selected suppliers, and support sourcing projects
  • Prepare and solicit requests for quotes and proposals based on the defined commodity strategy
  • Coordinate and communicate new component releases and design changes with suppliers
  • Ensure tooling is appropriate based on cost and quality requirements. Negotiate tooling cost with global suppliers
  • Maintain current costing and communicate cost opportunities when identified. Work with suppliers to resolve price and invoice discrepancies
  • Support supplier quality function in determining root cause, necessary containment, and counter measure activities for quality related issues
  • Monitor and drive supplier performance for assigned categories to ensure suppliers are meeting Polaris requirements for quality and delivery
  • Help support part shortages and delivery issues when necessary
  • Support supplier lead-times and production capacity improvement initiatives to ensure schedule flexibility, as needed
  • Conducts make vs. buy analysis. Prepares and solicits requests for quotes and proposals
  • Other Duties as Assigned

What you' ll bring to the Sourcing Specialist position:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or technical area
  • APICS CPIM and/or ISM C.P.M./A.P.P. desired
  • Previous materials/purchasing experience is a plus but is not required
  • Effective negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication within team and cross-functionally
  • Highly organized and effective in managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to professionally represent Polaris by developing productive working relationships with suppliers
  • Experienced in presentation abilities, including PowerPoint development
  • Expected to present to operations leadership

Take the first step on your new career path! To submit yourself for consideration this role, simply click the apply button and complete our mobile-friendly online application. Once we' ve reviewed your application details, a recruiter will reach out to you with next steps! For questions or more information about this role, please call our office at (651) 772-9225, or start an online chat with us.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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