Import Sourcing Specialist

Purchasing/Procurement CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA


Position at Motion Industries

Motion Industries Conveyance Solutions Group, Apache Division

Apache is widely recognized across the US for the variety and quality of our hose, belting, custom fabrications, on-site belting services, and consumer products. Specializing in the value-added fabrication of belt, hose, and cut & molded products, Apache products are used across a wide array of industries and applications. We strive to provide a workplace built on teamwork, comprised of team players who take pride in a job well done while consistently achieving results that exceed our customer’s expectations.


We currently have a rewarding part-time opportunity available. This position will work 10-15 hours weekly when not traveling.  Travel to suppliers will be essential as required by the role.  Anticipated timeframe is approximately one year, Aug 1st – July 30th.


Job Description

Sourcing Specialist role will be part of the Apache Supply Chain team supporting Motion’s Conveyance Solutions Group.  This position will report directly to the Purchasing Manager.



  • Support the team’s growth and management of suppliers
  • Help in finding new vendors and expanding our supply base while improving strategic relationships.


Basic Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous sourcing and negotiation experience
  • Ability to travel as needed (Approx. 50%)
  • Valid Driver’s License AND Passport


Desired Skills

  • Strong understanding of freight and commodity indices is important.


Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.