AECOM Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Peoria, Illinois

Business Line Commercial O&M

Position Title Strategic Sourcing Specialist

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for our Operations & Maintenance group’s Procurement team in Peoria, IL!

  • Typical work hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand.

  • This position will require some overtime, particularly during seasonal peaks in purchasing.

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist provides technical support of procurement functions and strategic deployment of storeroom implementations and strategies for buying related products.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of integrated supply and strategies to drive efficiency.

  • Simplifies the Procure to Pay process for MRO suppliers.

  • Streamlines and improves inventory practices with Integrated Supply.

  • Assesses talent and oversees warehousing and supply chain professionals within storeroom operations.

  • Introduces initiatives to improve the reliability of production assets.

Requires fluency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Excel (including the ability to create charts and graphs, insert formulas, and leverage various look-ups), as well as all software tools used in the procurement process.

  • Successful candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills, particularly in written communication, as well as good organizational skills and sound judgement.

  • Experience in one or more of the areas of purchasing, expediting and integrated supply is preferred.

  • Master data management experience in Maximo is preferred.


  • Perform material and subcontract purchasing and buyer functions.

  • Support pricing, bids, and vendor sourcing functions.

  • Support the purchase order requisition process

  • Support new vendor setups, requests for proposals, and the administrative portion of contracts and service agreements.

  • Support/assist the development of team and vendor performance measurements and metrics.

  • Effectively utilize company cornerstone software applications related to procurement.

  • Perform some amount of start-up activity for new facility add-ons

  • Understand company policies and enforce safety regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.

For more information, please contact Tracy Story at!

Within AECOM, our group provides facilities and production maintenance services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, and commercial sites worldwide.

  • We run our own crews of Production Maintenance Techs, CNC Service Techs, Automation Techs, Industrial Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics, Industrial HVAC Techs, Logistics / Crib Management, Planner/ Schedulers, Supervisors and safety professionals inside our customers’ facilities to keep their infrastructure operating smoothly.

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Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Three years of experience in a materials management, procurement, purchasing, or related role in a business environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires ability to read and understand information contained in a variety of documents or displayed on a computer screen.

  • Requires ability to use a variety of office equipment and to operate a computer keyboard to access data bases, to send/receive messages and to prepare documents.

  • Requires ability to attend meetings throughout the site and potentially travel to other AECOM, customer and/or vendor locations in the area, as well as some air travel to more distant locations.

  • Requires the ability to communicate with others on the telephone and in one-on-one or group discussions, meetings and presentations.

  • Demonstrated fluency in computer use including the full Microsoft product line.

  • Requires some moving of light to medium weight materials into desks, filing cabinets and other storage locations.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.

  2. Experience in one or more of the areas of purchasing, expediting and integrated supply.

  3. Knowledge of integrated supply and demonstrated success in driving efficiencies.

  4. Master data management experience in Maximo.

  5. Experience streamlining and improving inventory practices.

  6. Experience overseeing storeroom operations.

  7. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Excel (including the ability to create performance metrics, charts, etc).

  8. Experience working in purchasing or as a buyer in a manufacturing, maintenance, or a related service field.

  9. Experience in creating presentations and supporting meeting agendas.

  10. Extensive experience using Microsoft Visio.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184262BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.