Sourcing Specialist_Product Procurement_ Phoenix, AZ

  • W.W. Grainger Inc.
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Nov 13, 2018
Full time Customer Service Distribution-Shipping Purchasing-Procurement Supply Chain Warehouse

Job Description

Put your career in high gear! We are seeking Full Time Sourcing Specialist(s) to join our outstanding team of professionals in Tempe, AZ!

Our Sourcing Specialist is responsible for locating sources for relevant products/services and providing quotations needed to support customers’ MRO needs. Identifying alternate sources and product/service solutions in support of business objectives and researching and recommending alternate solutions in support of customer objectives (i.e. lead time, functionality, cost savings, etc.). Negotiate cost and terms and conditions with suppliers. Determine/set price to sell to our customers.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards package starting on Day 1!

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Paid time off (PTO) and company paid holidays
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Employee discount
  • Networking opportunities through diversity & business resources groups
  • Immediate 401K enrollment with company contribution
  • Profit sharing plan eligibility
  • Health & wellness benefits; including flexible spending accounts

To begin your online application please use (click or copy/paste) the following link:

Note: You MUST visit our career site and complete your online application in order to be considered. Please remember to attach your updated resume.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify sources for product/services in support of customer requests in a timely manner. Ensure proper product selections, matches, and/or alternatives.
  • Make purchasing decisions based on customer need, market and competitor conditions, product specifications, supplier strategy, and business policy.
  • Negotiate cost, terms and conditions with suppliers.
  • Provide exceptional customer service by proactively contacting customer to resolve issues and to improve opportunity success rate.
  • Maintain existing supplier relationships and initiate potential new supplier relationships.
  • Support team members on product and source inquiries

Requirements include:

  • 1-3 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Communications, or related MRO purchasing experience preferred
  • APICS and/or CPM certification preferred
  • MRO product knowledge
  • Excellent negotiation skills ‘
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proficiency with SAP, Microsoft applications including Access & Excel, PC applications, e-mail, and internet search
  • Strong business acumen and decision making.
  • Demonstrated capability to multi task in fast paced team environment

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Call Center,   Technical Customer Service,   Telesales,   General-Other: Logistics-Transportation,   Inventory Planning and Management,   Supplier Management-Vendor Management,   General-Other: Installation-Maintenance-Repair