CNH Industrial

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Mechanical Parts

Location US-IL-Burr Ridge | US-WI-Racine
Position Type


The Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Mechanical Parts manages the purchase of production and service parts and materials within an assigned section or group of commodities and suppliers. This position will be responsible for supporting/driving strategic direction, negotiations, and supporting purchasing metrics and overall organizational objectives. Will drive, forecast and report economic savings performance, negotiates price reductions, increases and long-term agreements, market test, to maximize leverage, and analyze various reports to capture opportunities. Will support special projects as necessary to assist in delivering commodity goals.


  • Responsibilities include:

    • Programs: Support function for new product launch initiatives for NAFTA Parts and Services while aligning with Production Purchasing colleagues for cost reduction and sourcing strategies through leveraging parts for new platforms to meet program timing, cost, quality, delivery, and strategic objectives.
    • Develops/implements supply base management strategies both regionally and globally that lead to lowest total cost in terms of quality, lead time, delivery, service and unit cost. Drives the selection of suppliers, negotiates and maintains performance to expectations.
    • Negotiates, implement and manage LTA's (long term agreements) while achieving commercial savings and raw material recovery in order to meet or exceed material cost and total cost reduction objectives and while supporting organizational initiatives. Facilitates supplier/engineering VA/VE activities in order to drive product cost savings and process improvement initiatives to achieve budget performance.
    • Provide leadership in and develop an understanding of and insight into the Production and Parts and Service market for the commodities assigned: including industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, lead-times, technology and manufacturing capability of company suppliers and suppliers in the market that best meet expectations and objectives. Track, monitor, and execute hedges at optimal raw material market conditions to minimize risk.


    Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and sourcing for assigned Mechanical commodities for NAFTA Parts and Service operations. Leads and or supports regional and global sourcing projects by working closely with the Production Purchasing and Engineering teams, along with Parts and Service Materials Planning and Engineering teams.


The Qualified candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field along with a minimum of 6 years of experience in purchasing, supply chain, logistics and/or engineering.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% - domestic and international (majority of travel will be domestic)

The preferred candidate will have experience with the following:

  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Excel (to include pivot tables and v-look ups)
  • Experience with the manufacturing functions and sourcing of highly-engineered components such as transmissions, engines, axles, bearings, gearboxes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, negotiation skills, analytical and problem solving skills, and computer skills


US applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here. CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-800-889-4422 option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at


Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.


Canada applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, place of origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable provincial human rights legislation.



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