Graco Inc.


Job Title:   Sourcing Specialist - Associate (4121)
04 / 12 / 2013
Day Shift
Full Time


Proven Quality. Leading Technology.

What are you looking for in your career?

• Global Organization
• Career Advancement, Development, and Training
• Great Culture and Benefits
• Industry Leader
• Innovation and Collaboration

Graco Inc. has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota for a third year in a row by the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, ranking tenth in the Large Publicly Held Companies category!

Come be a part of a winning and reputable tradition at Graco Inc!

Job Purpose:
Provides purchasing support to factories by ensuring all required materials are procured in a timely and cost effective manner.  Assists in the management of all aspects of Graco’s global sourcing strategy.  To ensure annual improvement in the total cost, quality, and service for the assigned commodities.  Implement a procurement process to meet specific needs.


Essential Duties:
Locate and evaluate sources (capability, capacity, market constraints) for assigned categories/ commodities (20%).
Review competitive proposals (15%).
Support new supplier qualification and new product development activities as required, to include supplier visits and audits (20%).
Place and enter purchase orders as required (5%).
Keep current on new market trends and materials information (5%).
Maintain order quantities based on established formulas (10%).
Support cost reduction, lead time reduction and improve inventory turns (25%).
Other duties as assigned.  


Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field; Supply Chain Management preferred
Up to 2 years purchasing or manufacturing related experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic knowledge of purchasing practices.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills
Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!
For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, go to, click on “About Graco” then “Careers” and apply online. 

All applicants must submit an on-line application to the specific job to be considered.

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