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Sourcing Specialist



Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

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Sourcing Specialist

Singapore Singapore | Johor Bahru Malaysia | Shelton, Connecticut

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Location Singapore, SG Job ID REQ-052147

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist

Company: PerkinElmer

Location: Signapore/Shelton/Other

About PerkinElmer: PerkinElmer is a global leader dedicated to innovating for a healthier world. We empower scientists, researchers, and professionals to make a positive impact through our cutting-edge solutions in life sciences, diagnostics, and environmental health. At PerkinElmer, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of science and technology to improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

Position Overview: PerkinElmer is looking for a talented and motivated Sourcing Specialist to join our dynamic procurement team. As a Sourcing Specialist, you will play a key role in identifying, evaluating, and selecting suppliers to ensure the timely and cost-effective procurement of goods and services. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of sourcing processes, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders.

Reporting: This individual will report into the Sourcing Manager and contribute to our Low-Cost Country Sourcing Project to optimize cost ($25M+ reduction), improve supply chain efficiency, and enhance overall competitiveness. This individual will play a key role in supporting the project team from initiation to completion – expected to be 18-24 months in duration with ~19 waves of sourcing, covering 9 commodities and 2,000 + part numbers. This role requires Sourcing experience with a proven track record of successfully delivering broad international sourcing deliverables on time, within scope, and on budget. The Sourcing Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams (R&D, Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, Finance) and communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

Supplier Identification and Evaluation: Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers. Evaluate and qualify suppliers based on quality, cost, reliability, and other relevant criteria. Negotiation: Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers to secure favorable agreements. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with organizational goals. Request for Proposal (RFP) Management: Develop and manage the RFP process, including the creation of bid documents, vendor communication, and evaluation of proposals. Recommend supplier selections based on comprehensive analyses. Contract Management: Assist in the creation and management of contracts, ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements. Collaborate with legal and other relevant departments as needed. Cost Analysis and Savings Initiatives: Conduct cost analysis and identify opportunities for cost savings. Implement initiatives to optimize procurement processes and improve overall efficiency. Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers. Address and resolve any issues that may arise during the procurement process. Market Intelligence: Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and emerging technologies. Provide regular updates to the team and contribute to strategic decision-making.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • 8 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Familiarity with procurement software and tools.
  • Analytical mindset with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to [contact email/website].

PerkinElmer is an equal opportunity employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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