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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Apply Job ID REF2403B Date posted 05/03/2021 Address 3600 North Point Boulevard, Dundalk, MD Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt


For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for its top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment. Our equipment is found in busy kitchens nationwide; target segments include large chain restaurants, emerging/regional chains, independent restaurants, K-12 schools, grocery and hotels/recreation.

Vulcan is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019.


Position Summary:

Vulcan, recognized by chefs and operators around the world as the best-in-class supplier for premier, energy-efficient foodservice equipment, is seeking an innovative and energetic Sourcing Analyst to join our team. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and driving the analysis, and procurement on corporate initiatives to support the execution of our day-to-day operational needs.  If you have a strong Sourcing background and enjoy working in an environment that welcomes diverse ideas to solve problems and deliver results, we encourage you to apply.



Using ITW 80/20 business philosophies and toolbox methodologies, the focus of this position is to purchase materials, supplies, and services that will provide tactical and strategic benefit to the Ovens and Range business units. Will assist with and help coordinate procurement efforts across multiple disciplines of the organization. Responsible for negotiating optimum arrangements for pricing, delivery, and total cost of ownership.




  • Responsible for understanding business sourcing needs for 2 high-volume, low-complexity MRD product lines; and identifying and evaluating the best suppliers that meet business standards.
  • Responsible for researching and evaluating suppliers that meet business needs. Selects suppliers who are aligned with business standards of cost, quality, timing, and reliability.
  • Perform detailed analysis on corporate sourcing initiatives, bids, proposals, and quotes, and provide data to management.


Requires Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience.

Full understanding of lean manufacturing principles.

Strong data analysis skills, and most have Microsoft Power BI application experience.

Knowledge of durable goods manufacturing materials and commodities.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Other Considerations:

Based in Baltimore, MD

Travel requirement:  ~ 15%





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