JBT Corporation Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Orlando, Florida


Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Position Summary

This is a new role within JBT’s Sourcing organization and represents an exciting opportunity to support the global sourcing team by executing sourcing processes and driving commodity sourcing strategies. This opportunity has a global scope, leading key projects and collaborating with JBT FoodTech and Aerotech businesses. The Sourcing Specialist will execute strategy at the corporate, business unit and site levels.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for assisting with spend categorization, identifying strategies for value enhancement, supporting supplier development strategies, and leading key category initiatives. This role requires collaboration with local site sourcing and supply chain leadership as well as corporate sourcing and category managers in the identification and execution of sourcing opportunities. Positions requirements and responsibilities:

  • Develop sourcing opportunities that improve cost, lead times, working capital and payment terms

  • Identify and prioritize sourcing projects based on total cost of ownership approach

  • Report and monitor progress towards AOP goals

  • Working knowledge of supply chain principals (e.g., Design, Plan, Buy, Make, etc…), planning (e.g., material, production, demand), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

  • Develop high impact strategic supplier relationships to provide world class service and products in coordination sites and corporate policies across multiple industries and businesses.

  • Identify and assist deployment of cost savings, structuring cost reduction programs using value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) techniques, and other tool sets to reduce supply chain complexities and waste.


Baseline Requirements

Industry Knowledge: 5 + years of experiencein negotiating contracts for all spectrums of logistics activities including airfreight, ocean freight, rail, trucking, small parcel, contract logistics, trade compliance, and warehousing agreements.Knowledge of industry, suppliers, cost drivers, focus on sourcing processes and execution.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship building, and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated track record of RFP development, market baskets, sourcing processes, strategies execution, project management and transition plans.

  • Working knowledge of supply chain and total cost of ownership principles required. Ability to work independently, seek guidance when required and drive projects in a matrix environment. On the job experience negotiating supplier contracts and MOU’s. Continuous improvement mindset. Positive communications skill, high energy level and a desire to succeed are all integral to the role.

  • Understanding of demand planning, materials management and quality assurance and systems in a production setting

  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement, Lean, and/or six sigma process as applied to a manufacturing setting (e.g., value stream mapping)

  • Ability to deploy Project Management tools to drive progress, manage resources demonstrating results and achievements

  • Understanding of contract development and support to bring spend under management

  • The ability to collaborate with sites to quickly and effectively source produce for maximum value in support of category plans and growth strategies

  • Strategic Sourcing Specialist must have strong organizational, project management, and negotiation skills. The sourcing specialist should be able to develop and execute on a pipeline of savings opportunities.

This position reports to the Global Sourcing Manager.


It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to

You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.

Requisition ID2018-3032

of Openings1

CategorySourcing, Procurement