Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Date:  May 14, 2024

Brandon, SD, US, 57005

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
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Requisition ID: 20564
Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience.
Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.

With regards to select suppliers, the Sourcing Agent owns the cost of purchased components, manages the commercial relationship with those suppliers, sources new components (sometimes under compressed timeframes), supports quality and delivery issues, negotiates price changes, relentlessly pursues savings projects, and supports corporate commodity management initiatives.  The Sourcing Agent has accountability for managing, setting, and executing a supply strategy for specific suppliers. The Sourcing Agent will be an integral part of transforming the supply chain and developing an industry leading cost structure.  


  • Manage select suppliers to ensure compliance with corporate commercial terms and brand requirements including on-time delivery, pricing, systemic quality issues, cost competitiveness, etc.
  • Drive dedicated efforts to identify and implement significant cost reduction opportunities through data driven analysis, sourcing events, supplier rationalization and consolidation, bulk buy initiatives, payment term negotiation, and other supplier negotiation/resourcing initiatives
  • Investigate/audit select suppliers to determine business opportunity strategies (supply base consolidation, leveraging, etc.)
  • Assist Corporate Commodity Manager to coordinate data gathering and project implementation activities at business unit level
  • Work w/ Design & Engineering during new product development to determine and implement SKU consolidation opportunities
  • Develop execution plans to implement key strategies as identified and defined by corporate commodity management
  • Assist Materials Management with price change negotiations with the supply base including engineering revisions, price increase requests, volume changes, etc.
  • Responsible for new supplier identification and supplier development activities consistent with corporate commodity strategies
  • Lead the implementation of new strategic sourcing initiatives to ensure benefits are fully realized
  • Leverage raw material price reductions across select suppliers as identified by corporate commodity management


  • BS degree Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or equivalent field of study
  • Prior work experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management with focus on strategic sourcing, supplier development, and/or cost reduction

Desired Skills:

  • Project Management with ability to manage multiple action items and changing priorities effectively
  • Analytical mindset and attention to detail, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Power Point
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work well within a cross-functional team
  • Purchasing, sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, or quality control experience
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and key cost drivers
  • Ability to read & understand prints and technical specifications




REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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