Domestic Sourcing Specialist

Zenith Home Corp.

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New Castle, DE
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Job Details

Level:    Experienced
Job Location:    Lukens - New Castle, DE
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    4 Year Degree
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    Day
Job Category:    Purchasing - Procurement

Domestic Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Domestic Sourcing Specialist

Reporting to the Manager of Sourcing, the Sourcing & Packaging Specialist will be responsible to develop, implement, and drive the sourcing and procurement strategies for domestic packaging spend across the enterprise. Accountable for sourcing all materials with a focus on corrugated packaging that align with all company objectives.   Concentration on supporting sustainability initiatives, cost saving projects, and process development across defined sourcing categories.

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop strong participant engagement to understand packaging requirements, effective project management and negotiation skills, with the ability to drive standardized improvements and remove complexity from the sourcing process
  • Develop category strategies, cost savings projects, and manage the domestic packaging portfolio, including corrugated cartons, printed boxes, pallets, LDPE bags, labels, packaging materials, wrap, and related equipment.
  • Work with domestic suppliers to manage and resolve issues including timelines, pricing disputes, MOQ requirements and inbound shipping methods.
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis to compare vendors and materials throughout the packaging sourcing eco-system.            
  • Negotiate all packaging order tier/pricing projects needed for production.
  • Partner with Packaging Engineering Team on various sourcing projects that include the areas of pricing, display concepts, material sourcing, and supplier management.
  • Work with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Marketing Services, Design and Domestic Sourcing Office, to develop and execute sustainability strategies that support the needs of our key account partners.
  • Develop, update, and share meaningful metrics/KPIs tied to performance and cost savings.
  • Communication with suppliers to follow up with emails, product quotes, and sample products.
  • Manage supplier base to achieve delivery performance and negotiate with supplier to ensure cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned categories.
  • Leverage MRP experience in a manufacturing environment and be responsible for

removing supply chain constraints for all packaging related material needed for production.

Domestic Sourcing Specialist Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Bachelor’s Degree- Supply Chain, Packaging, Procurement, or Related Field
  • 3-5 years of relevant sourcing and or packaging experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a global organization, within operations and with external suppliers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, working knowledge of MS applications - Outlook, Power Point, Word, OneNote, and Teams.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems such as SAP, JD Edwards Enterprise One, or Infor.
  • Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers