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Position Summary:

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for developing supplier relationships and leveraging commodity expertise to source products and services in alignment with business requirements, objectives and consistent with Swagelok’s values.

  • Responsible for overall supplier management for a group of commodities or suppliers including the establishment of executable strategies with capable suppliers to enable effective and efficient supply chains.
  • Maintain exceptional relationships with suppliers while aggressively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Swagelok expectations.
  • With limited management guidance, develop sourcing strategies and recommend supplier selection decisions.
  • Lead or assist in supplier negotiation processes.
  • Maintains critical supplier system data such as lead times, pricing and purchase order maintenance and approval.
  • Develop a thorough expertise for assigned spend categories.  Understand market trends and conditions and availability of capable suppliers.
  • Act as a trusted business partner to supported functional groups within Swagelok

  • Manage major part transitions from incumbent to new suppliers as required while achieving inventory, production operations, and fulfillment strategy objectives.  Provide regular progress reports on the implementation of sourcing strategies.
  • Effectively represent Swagelok when interfacing with other companies. 
  • Implement supplier risk management strategies in alignment with the Sourcing Risk Management matrix.
  • Represent Global Sourcing on new product development teams while driving the maximum utilization of preferred suppliers.
  • Support the development and implementation of special projects to enhance the performance of the department.
  • Evaluate potential suppliers by assessing the facilities, procedures, business systems, personnel, quality, financial, delivery, and manufacturing capabilities to ensure alignment with Swagelok expectations.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Required: 3+ years of experience in previous supply chain/sourcing positions 
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of supply chain/sourcing positions.
  • Strong computer skills and a solid understanding of MRP/business systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving abilities.
  • Professional presence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Ability to effectively deploy all sourcing-related policies, procedures and methodologies


Critical Competencies:

  • Communication:  Actively listens and voices feedback in meetings.
  • Learning Agility:  Adjusts plans based on new information.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork:  Leverages the strengths of the collective team for the good of the organization.
  • Customer Focus: Develops solutions considering the customer’s point of view.


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.




Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.


We’re growing—fast—and need 300 machinists and assemblers right away. Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

10-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland