Procurement/Sourcing Specialist

Woodlands, Texas, United States

The  Stategic Sourcing Specialist for Services will drive consolidation of spend and seek out synergies across Business Units where applicable, by forming and leading cross-functional strategic sourcing teams to develop and implement category/commodity strategies and to drive cost from individual spend sub-categories.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related field.
  • SAP a must.
  • 10+ years progressive operational experience in procurement, sourcing or supply chain management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strategic Sourcing or Supply Chain Management domain experience (buying, vendor management, supplier evaluation, regulatory compliance, segmentation/taxonomy).
  • A high degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications; Advanced Microsoft Excel and database manipulation skills, SAP.


Creating purchase orders in SAP and distributing to vendors.

Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies, best practices, and initiatives that support aggressive improvements in supplier consolidation, quality, total cost of ownership, improved coordination, delivery, pricing, lead-times, payment, risk compliance and other areas as identified.

Evaluate external markets for competitive sources of supply, conducting market research and using benchmarking data to qualify potential sources.

Execute category sourcing strategies including development and execution of sourcing events (RFx, reverse auctions, etc.); document bid process through supplier communication; drive the selection of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams; conduct supplier negotiations; and ongoing supplier management.

Aggressively manage category performance by adhering to internal Savings goals and reviewing financial models for commodity type items. Ensure spend portfolio for recurring, managed spend is balanced through coordinated sourcing waves and leveraged with other sourcing activities.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


  • All employees are expected to act with integrity and in an honest and ethical manner.
  • CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer


CDI Engineering Solutions is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer.


Type: Contract

Reference ID: 5289