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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: JBT Corporation
Location: Kingston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



JBT is a diverse, global company with many needs for international management talent and great opportunities for experienced graduates. Our businesses are worldwide and opportunities are broad in scope.

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Being a global company allows us to present you with a number of career opportunities. JBT is one of the largest solutions providers to the global food processing industry. The largest food processors within the fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry, seafood and bakery industries are among our customers.

This position is responsible for identifying and implementing sourcing strategies and projects across the Protein North America business. This person leads and supports initiatives to reduce Total Cost of Ownership while deepening supplier relationships and improving the overall effectiveness of the JBT Supply Chain.


Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:

Collaborates with Central Procurement team, Site Purchasing, Product Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality to develop a project funnel and annual material savings plan. Owns the execution, performance measurement, and status communication of this plan utilizing the JBT Strategic Sourcing Process, and Central Procurement Trackers.


Reviews sourcing requests arising from the business for their respective spend categories, addressing needs for issue escalation, incumbent terms negotiation, finding alternative sources, and resolving disputes.


Engages existing and potential supplier partners with regular business reviews and site visits. Performs risk assessments of these companies and develops intelligence regarding their operations, markets and competition.


Occasional Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education / Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related degree)
  • CPM/CSCP/CPIM certification preferred
  • Documented negotiation training preferred

Experience / Skills

  • 5-10 years of Supply Chain/Strategic Sourcing in a manufacturing environment. Experience in identifying, qualifying, and leading sourcing projects to successful completion
  • Emotionally Intelligent - exhibits empathy and ownership; is a high performing communicator, team builder, and influencer
  • Working knowledge of Make versus Buy models and experience deploying such projects
  • Long-term supply agreement negotiations
  • Spend and savings analysis utilizing ERP, data warehouse, and spreadsheet tools
  • Peer and leadership presentation skills
  • Exposure to LEAN/Continuous Improvement principles and tools (Kaizen, A3, Gemba)

Scope of Responsibility/Accountability:

  • Accountable for meeting project timelines, year over year savings targets, and supplier performance objectives
  • Takes initiative and acts independently within approved frameworks
  • Seeks support and guidance whenever needed. Asks for and receives coaching on development goals and needs

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position has no direct reports
  • Sets expectations for project teams, uses process rigor, influence and leadership support to execute

Financial Responsibility:

  • Commits company funds based on individual judgement and spend authorization policy
  • Responsible for savings dollars budgeted in annual plan
  • Manages up to $28M in spend across their assigned categories

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • General office, JBT/Supplier manufacturing floors, and modes of transportation during travel up to 50%

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting, PC operation, lifting sample parts of 10lbs or less

This job description is a summary of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisor, regardless of job title or routine job duties.


It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to

You may also call 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.

Keywords: JBT Corporation, Albany , Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Kingston, New York

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