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Sourcing Engineer

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Job Title

Sourcing Engineer


Springfield, MO

About Us

MD Kinney, a division of Ingersoll Rand, manufactures blowers, vacuum systems, and engineered systems for industrial, commercial, and government applications. Our products are designed by industry leading engineers, and manufactured to exacting specifications. Our knowledgeable team takes metal castings and other raw materials and turns them into the high-performing products we are known for around the world. For more information, visit our website: www.md-kinney.com.

Job Summary

The Sourcing Engineer builds and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering, operations and quality teams and key suppliers to ensure achievement of cost, quality, and delivery targets, as well as work towards good supplier relationships to achieve maximum results for Ingersoll Rand and our customers.


  • Lead negotiations and supplier selection as well as the Request for Proposal (RFP) process with all stakeholders.
  • Continuously looks for new savings opportunities through analysis of data (spend, purchase price variance, etc.) and hands on review of materials in the production areas.
  • Works with suppliers and internal team members to qualify new parts and address significant and/or systemic issues with performance (quality, delivery, warranty, etc.) as may be required in support of plant Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality teams.
  • Negotiates key items with suppliers including pricing, payment terms, lead time, and inventory programs.
  • Records and tracks information as required for timely and accurate measure of performance regarding sourcing activities and savings.
  • Support the plants to help local teams efficiently resolve escalated issues.
  • Leads Procurement NPD activities through preferred supplier programs and RFQ’s.
  • Work to align strategies between commodity and sector localization, plant rationalization and similar
  • Works with suppliers to address significant and/or systemic issues with performance (quality, delivery, warranty, etc.) as may be required in support of plant Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality teams
  • Responsible for coordinating with commodity teams, materials, operations, engineering, finance, quality, and field operations to complete projects and achieve expected benefits within project timeline.

Basic Qualifications

(Essential qualifications, language, driving licence etc)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or equivalent
  • 1+ years of progressive job-related experience
  • Prior experience in a sourcing or supply chain role preferred
  • Incumbent must have well-developed negotiation skills and assessing vendors.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, is required.
  • Proficiency using Excel at an advanced level (use financial and logical functions; work with multiple worksheets and workbooks; edit and use macros/ import and export information) is strongly preferred.
  • Previous lean manufacturing or 6 Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt experience a plus
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy, and using it to drive decisions as well as present results and business cases to management
  • Oracle & SAP experience in a global environment is preferred

Travel & Work Arrangements/Requirements

  • Primarily onsite with some flexibility. Ability to travel up to 10%

Key Competencies

  • Complex Decision-Making
  • Impeccable time-management
  • Supply Chain Acumen
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management

What We Offer

Ingersoll Rand offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes, but is not limited to:

  • 401k (Matching up to 6%)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability, life insurance and employee assistance programs.