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Project Sourcing Manager- Sumter, SC

Requisition ID:  8441
Category:  Purchasing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Project Sourcing Manager – Sumter, SC



Reports to:  Purchasing Manager – PL/BU; Purchasing Group Manager – PL/BU

Location:  Sumter, SC


Purpose of Position

Execute & implement sourcing activities agreed by Global Category Managers/Buyers and by PL/BU Purchasing Managers or PL/BU Purchasing Group Managers in PL/BU projects that require new

suppliers and/or involve new products/services or new technologies.


Job Role

Operational Purchasing



  • Contribute to work packages definition
  • Contribute to deliver the planned project results & keep the time plan.
  • Secure that supplier’s project plans are aligned with SKF project plans.
  • Secure suppliers are selected & contracted in time.
  • Manage the process of developing prototypes and testing pre-approval.
  • Ensure SQA activities are performed at supplier locations; secure suppliers are PPAP approved to
  • ensure zero defect from start.
  • Prepare supplier entry & integration into OTD (on time delivery) process.
  • Verify supply chain feasibility (supplier capabilities, availability, capacity, risk assessment and
  • anticipation for both product, process & supply chain)
  • Support the Global Category Manager or Buyer in sourcing and selecting suppliers
  • for the project in line with cost and time targets.
  • In the project frame, be in charge of the relationships with suppliers, anchored with the Global
  • Category team
  • Screen any potential suppliers through Global Trade Service Web Portal for sanctions, report any
  • match against the Sanction Party Lists to Group Purchasing Contract & Compliance Manager and
  • ensure that no business is conducted with confirmed sanctioned suppliers.
  • Run their operations according to the SKF Code of Conduct, Environment Health & Safety (EHS), and
  • Quality Policies, and work according to the SKF Quality Management System. If the operation is EHS
  • certified, work according to the SKF EHS Management System.



  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Industrial purchasing experience and training.
  • Strong project management experience
  • Engineering background would be a plus
  • Have strong strategic purchasing skills with a focus towards supplier management, contract management, relationship management and Negotiation Skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze & understand technical subjects such as technical specifications, technical procedures & process descriptions.
  • Are a self-starter and can plan your time for effective utilization and allocation of your resources.
  • Have strong business, people, communication and professional skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Are fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Have a strong desire and enjoy a career in purchasing.


What You’ll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and to work remote


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested).  And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!




About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina