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Global Sourcing Engineering Specialist

Department: Operations

Global Sourcing Engineering Specialist

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior and teamwork.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, along with 401(k),  paid vacation, a paid charitable day off to share your talents with the non-profit of your choice, “summer hours” which is a great opportunity for long weekends all summer long, a quarterly subsidy to help cover the costs associated with staying fit, standing desks, the ability to purchase our products at a discounted cost, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company. 

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Global Sourcing Engineering Specialist opportunity at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Global Sourcing Engineering Specialist’s primary focus is to provide technical assistance to support the sourcing function within a cross-functional product category team(s) and to lead varying research/projects within the Sourcing Department.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Research, analyze, and provide support/issue resolution and technical expertise to cross-functional product category team(s) 
  • Continuous involvement in the Supplier Selection Process to develop a supply base that provides competitive advantages in quality, value/cost, delivery and technology
  • Execute benchmarking activities and cost negotiations
  • Work with China buyers to identify, research, and recommend potential suppliers that align with HBB’s expectations
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Work with cross-functional product teams and suppliers to support the Value Improvement Program by investigating alternate means to reduce product costs.
  • Develop “should cost” model analysis

Requirements of the position include:

  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent technical training and experience 
  • 1-4 years of experience in engineering or purchasing; experience working with China-based supplier(s) is desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials, including plastic injection molding, and metal stamping
  • Highly organized self-starter who can manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to clearly present (written and verbal) recommendations and ideas and to summarize complex issues
  • Excellent computer skills to include an advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office; proficiency in Tableau or other business analytics software is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience with problem-solving, and process improvement tools
  • Understanding of ERP systems is desired
  • Basic knowledge of project management software (i.e., Microsoft Project, Concerto, etc.) is preferred
  • Must be able to travel to overseas suppliers on occasion

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to support multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment with simultaneous priorities.  He or she must be a dedicated, analytical, results-driven self-starter with a strong work ethic and must have demonstrated the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply HERE.


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