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Title:  Strategic Sourcing Category Specialist


Chicago, IL, US, 60638

Requisition Number: 39660 

Job Description

Cintas is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Category Specialist to assist Strategic Sourcing Leaders with prospecting, relationship building and program setup with suppliers in order to uphold Cintas' value propositions. Responsibilities include executing and administering RFQ and RFP processes with suppliers in accordance with government, corporate and division policies in order to provide product consistent with, or better than, the cost and scheduler needs of Cintas; supporting Category Managers in qualifying suppliers of Cintas products either for internal or contracted manufacturing or sourced for distribution to Cintas' customers; working within the requirements of the development process and calendar of development.



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and intranet/internet
  • Positive team orientation
  • Keen organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proven ability to manage highly-detailed information
  • Ability to travel, including overnight
  • Valid driver's license



  • 2 years' supply chain and/or garment experience
  • Knowledge in textiles/garment manufacturing industry background
  • 2-year Associates or 4-year Bachelor's Degree

Our employee-partners enjoy:

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing/ESOP
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package
  • Disability and Life Insurance Package
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.

To support our growth across North America, we’re seeking driven professionals with ambition to move up within our company. Our professional culture, our dedication to our employee-partners and limitless career opportunities—these are just a few benefits we’re proud to offer. Our employee-partners know every job is critical, and that teamwork drives innovation. Let’s talk about how you’ll fit into our team and how your hard work will be recognized through competitive pay, world-class benefits and ongoing career development. Are you Ready™ for limitless opportunities at Cintas?

Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Category: Supply Chain 
Organization: Global Supply Chain
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 1st Shift

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply, Supply Chain, RFP, Operations, Strategy, Sales