Sourcing Specialist

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 00:00
Tempest
Santa Barbara, CA

Sourcing Specialist

Tempest is a leading provider of network infrastructure equipment and services to major telecom carriers and network operators throughout North America. Our offerings include a wide variety of equipment, services, logistics, and repair solutions.

Tempest is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting professional who has the desire to work in a fast-paced environment in a new and exciting role. As a Sourcing Specialist, you will support one of our top sales teams by owning both the day-to-day sourcing requests as well as strategic sourcing projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with Sales Team on organizing and managing monthly supply demand reports, various available equipment reports, and sales & repair history that is to be used for planning purposes and proactive stocking strategies.
  • Analyzing historical sales data to identify trends and common themes for more informed sales efforts.
  • Researching data that will support sales efforts for expansion with new products.
  • Building, developing, and maintaining supplier vendor relationships.
  • Sending and managing purchase orders to vendors
  • Managing team inventory
  • Obtaining quotes from suppliers and doing a comparative analysis
  • Suggesting inventory optimization strategies
  • Creating a more efficient, focused sourcing process to save costs, maximize profitability and support new sales.
  • Extreme ownership and cradle-to-grave project management
  • Ensuring reports and databases are up to date and accurate.

 

Required Skills:

  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Research and negotiation skills
  • Time management capabilities
  • Supply Chain and Logistics experience or business degree a plus
  • MUST be fully vaccinated.

Location: Santa Barbara, CA – position is preferably on-site, however, hybrid can be discussed

Compensation: $25.00 - $28.00 per hour + variable incentive

Competitive Benefits: Health, dental, vision, supplemental plans, LTD, 401k and match, Flexible PTO