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Sourcing Specialist in Brooklyn Park, MN at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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Job Description

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for procurement activity across assigned departments/products. This function is responsible for identifying, developing, managing and coordinating suppliers to meet company\u0027s goals in regards to quality, delivery, and cost.

Our Sourcing team provides exceptional support to national retail customers with their operational supplies needs. The Sourcing Specialist will work with the Purchasing team to provide professional procurement input into projects covering all aspects of the procurement process from market evaluation through contract award, possibly assisting in contract and dispute management.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    


  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in the business and with suppliers by creating a clear supply network to ensure compliance with Procurement procedures.
  • Execute and support the sourcing process by coordinating and drafting specifications, selection criteria, questionnaires, contract schedules and documentation to ensure that the most appropriate supplier selection is achieved.
  • Understand and document business requirements
  • Identify and vet potential vendors
  • Negotiate price and terms for services, materials, equipment, and/or supplies from vendors
  • Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, delivery and analyze price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine competitive prices and viable suppliers.
  • Formalize agreements according to company policy
  • Monitor vendor compliance with contract terms and product or service specifications
  • Deliver sourcing plans for assigned areas, delivering the best financial results.
  • Support the Procurement team in identifying new procurement opportunities through reports, data analysis and engaging with relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage suppliers within Bunzl defined processes and procedures.
  • Utilize data to achieve cost improvement and build vendor relationships.
  • Special projects as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Procurement preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in procurement or purchasing
  • Strong analytical, negotiating, and problem solving skills are a must
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel with Pivot Tables, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Work in a team oriented environment
  • Work independently in a time sensitive environment
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.