What does a Sourcing Coordinator do?

Sourcing specialists analyze, organize, and improve sourcing processes for organizations, with the goal of streamlining operations and reducing costs. They scrutinize existing procurement systems, vendor agreements, logistical arrangements, and workflow systems. They pinpoint areas of inefficiency or opportunities for potential cost savings. They compare pricing for needed products and supplies, and negotiate with vendors and competitors. They manage requests for proposals and bidding processes. They establish and nurture relationships with key suppliers to ensure competitive pricing. They devise creative or alternative approaches to bundling procurement services or customizing orders for more favorable terms.

Sourcing specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business field, and commonly have a background in sourcing or procurement. Strong negotiation skills are an asset. Requires proficiency with common office software programs.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Sourcing Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$51,142 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $51K
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Sourcing Coordinator Career Path

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Alliance Industrial SolutionsAlliance Industrial Solutions
Sourcing Specialist
Jul 15, 2019

“One of the best things about working at Alliance Industrial Solutions is the team work and environment.”

Dec 29, 2020

“Great work and life balance”

Barry CallebautBarry Callebaut
Sourcing Coordinator
Jan 24, 2021

“I started working in a pandemic so training was difficult but BC did an amazing job.”

Sourcing Specialist
Apr 17, 2021

“Hiring and Firing | No career growth | No Employ Respect.”

Onboarding/Sourcing Specialist
May 7, 2021

“Good work and life balance.”

St. Jude Children's Research HospitalSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Talent Sourcing Specialist
Feb 5, 2020

“I feel a part of the family and know my job is truly making an impact on the lives of the children here.”

Ann TaylorAnn Taylor
Sourcing Coordinator
Nov 13, 2019

“good opportunity to learn about sourcing but not an end all position for promotion”

Allegis Global SolutionsAllegis Global Solutions
Recruitment Sourcing Specialist
Mar 22, 2021

“Good career growth for freshers”

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