Sourcing Analyst

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Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.





Corporate Indirect Sourcing Analyst



The following outlines the specific duties, qualifications, and desired skills for Milliken’s Corporate Sourcing Analyst. Responsibilities include supporting management of assigned indirect spend categories, developing and executing commodity strategies, delivering cost savings initiatives while upholding Milliken policies and procedures. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, close connectivity to plant locations and business leaders, and prior Sourcing experience, preferably in manufacturing or in a similar industry. This role reports to the Sr. Sourcing Manager within the corporate sourcing department. This position can be located in either Spartanburg, SC OR LaGrange, Ga.




  • Supports Floor Covering Division with strategic and tactical indirect North American Sourcing objectives
  • Develop and execute assigned Corporate category strategies for commodities including Fleet Cars, Machine Shops, Forklifts, Motors/Pumps, Rental Equipment, plus Division’s marketing, corrugated, and pallet needs
  • Work in concert with all members of Corporate Sourcing Team to deliver execution of Sourcing strategies
  • Identify, develop, track, measure, and execute cost savings activities
  • Manage supplier relationships, KPIs, and resolve any issue required in the execution of the procure to pay process
  • Create, review, and execute contracts with suppliers when in the best interest to Milliken
  • Establish new suppliers as required to meet business needs
  • Negotiate commercial terms and pricing for procurement contacts and master agreements
  • Execute request for quotation (RFQ) or proposal (RFP) events
  • Analyze available data and markets for emerging trends for the division spend and assigned categories
  • Maintain regular visits to supported plants, key division stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Supports supplier initiatives including diversity, sustainability, and working capital improvement
  • Maintain internal Sharepoint site for Corporate Sourcing team, including the policy hub and websites



  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • Sourcing experience, minimum 3 years
  • SAP experience, preferred
  • Ariba or Coupa experience, preferred
  • Data analytics in Qlik, Tableau, or Power BI preferred
  • Microsoft Business experience (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) required

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.