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Sourcing Specialist

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 7/27/21

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

We are looking for extraordinarily hardworking, forward-thinking, and driven people. If you would like to be part of a global multi-cultural team dedicated to delivering industry-leading performance through outstanding talent, a culture of innovation and teamwork, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

CommScope is hiring a Sourcing specialist in Claremont, NC

How You'll Help Us Connect The World:
As a part of our global operations team and under general supervision, this role will be carrying out broad assignments involving the sourcing of important items, requiring extensive or specialized knowledge or experience. Works with the site Operations team to ensure that sourcing strategies are aligned with site requirements. Develops both current and future sources of supply in support of the overall supply chain strategy. Negotiates contracts where losses are occurring through errors in judgment would involve a large dollar amount. May provide work leadership and train team members. This role is instrumental in sourcing sophisticated direct materials (e.g. die castings, injection moldings, metal fabrications, PCBAs, electronic components) with suppliers that are capable of meeting the service, quality, NPI and cost requirements. Identify categories for strategic sourcing agreements and conducts cost/price analysis for all products under their jurisdiction with emphasis on high dollar and sole source situations. Establish negotiation strategies. Work to find opportunities for cost reductions to support annual cost reduction objectives. Ensure that all sourcing is based on negotiated competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers and in alignment with Should Cost targets (where available). Maintain positive working relationship with supplier base and own the regularly scheduled Business Reviews with suppliers. Continue to analyze and assess the adequacy of our supplier base for each category and to develop additional supply sources where deemed useful. Identify approved spending levels by referring to the Company's "Schedule of Authority" as needed. Some travel will be required with this role.

Required Qualifications for Consideration:
• Completed bachelor’s degree with over 2 years of proven procurement experience OR a completed Associates degree/MCIPS with 5 years of procurement experience
• Experience handling materials for manufacturing operations
• Experience in purchasing technical commodities requiring close collaboration with engineering.
• Skilled negotiator who is proficient in cost price analysis techniques.

You Will Excite Us If You Have:
• Experience of at least 3 major procurement categories/commodities for example Polymers /Metals /Packaging or similar.
• Completed or actively pursuing a certification in the procurement area (like C.P.M. or CPIM).
• ERP experience (SAP preferred).
• Experience in Wire/Cable Industry

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Why CommScope
CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, Cloud and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.
CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


Company Details

Hickory, North Carolina, United States