Strategic Sourcing Manager


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group, PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck-mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

PALFINGER is seeking a strong Strategic Sourcing candidate familiar with global sourcing practices within durable goods manufacturing to join our North America Procurement team. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.

Job Summary

The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the North America sourcing strategy for hydraulic equipment.

This role reports to the Director, Procurement, offering a competitive compensation package and opportunity for ongoing career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the North America sourcing strategy for hydraulic equipment.
  • Executes sourcing activity according to the set strategy such as screening for suppliers, evaluation and development of supplier.
  • Assist in monitoring local, national and international markets through constant benchmarking in order to continuously improve costs, quality and technology
  • Locally negotiate prices and contracts with suppliers, according to the delegation of authority rules, in the defined perimeter and manage the execution of contracts to optimize the company’s competitive position
  • Achieve and implement savings targets for spend coverage
  • Ensure compliance with sourcing processes and track implement process improvements.
  • Implement sourcing group strategies for spend categories and undertake regular review on their effectiveness
  • Establish performance-based contracts, KPI’s and monitor implementation and compliance
  • Communicate effectively and manage relationships with key stakeholders and relevant internal personnel
  • Implement sourcing best practices in terms of strategic sourcing per sourcing group
  • Drive continuous improvement projects over year cost reductions and implementation of supplier managed inventory programs
  • Committed to supporting manufacturing and/or internal customer needs on projects


  • B.A/B.S degree (or equivalent) business or engineering with a strong commercial mindset
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in strategic sourcing in an international manufacturing company (preferably truck/automobile manufacturing with a focus on hydraulics)
  • Proven capability in cost analysis
  • General experience in a manufacturing environment (transformation & assembly)
  • Proficient in MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • SAP knowledge is preferred
  • Fluency in one additional language is advantageous (such as Spanish)
  • Willingness to travel

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards
  • A comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Opportunity for continuous learning and career growth 
  • An environment of Respect, Integrity, Openness, Inclusion and Support

Carolyn Wilcox

Director, Recruiting

Oklahoma City, OK

PALFINGER North America, LLC
341 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73114
United States