Commodity Manager

Huntsville, AL 35671

Posted: 03/22/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -122023-18037 State: Alabama

Job Description

Commodity Manager
  • Title: Commodity Manager
  • Location: Huntsville, AL (Onsite)
  • Industry: Defense
  • Salary: $100,000 and up based on experience
  • Employment Type: Direct Placement
Essential Duties:
  • Effective planning and project management used to develop robust commodity strategies that include domestic and international sources, identification of strategic partners, and long-term competitive advantage
  • Leads sourcing efforts in support of Design for Value and Value Add/Value Engineering efforts on new and existing products
  • Management and categorization of supplier grow, maintain, and exit plans
  • Develops and executes long-term supplier strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, long-term contracts, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development
  • Responsible for aggressive annual purchased material cost reduction goals within assigned commodity spend
  • Negotiates long term agreements with best-in-class price, payment terms, quality, and delivery terms for purchased products in compliance with corporate objectives
  • Coordinates and supports on-site supplier assessments / certification audits and continuous improvement activities that drive down total cost and improve total supplier quality
  • Manages relationship with upper management at key suppliers
  • Performs root cause analysis on Supplier delivery/quality issues and implements corrective actions via supplier improvement plans
  • Supports tactical purchasing team in ensuring accuracy of lead times in SAP
  • Assesses supplier capacity and conducts risk analysis
  • Manages supplier scorecard monthly for key suppliers
  • Supports inventory reduction and Just-in-Time (Lean) inventory improvement programs such as VMI, Kanban, and Consignment
  • Ensures Compliance to Government Flow Downs such as Berry Amendment, Made in USA, Specialty Metals, and FAR/DFAR/ITAR
  • Identifies new and/or alternate sources of supply as necessary to support new product development, cost reduction requirements, and/or supplier performance issues
  • Evaluates medium to long-term supplier capabilities in an effort to optimize the commodity supply base in support of supplier aggregation and spend rationalization objectives
  • Performs all necessary duties to support corporate goals as it relates to established supplier quality, total landed cost, and inventory objectives
  • Maintains a solid working knowledge of essential commodity trends including industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes
  • Participates in make vs. buy analysis
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
  • BA/BS in Business, Operations or Supply Chain Management (SCM) required
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in manufacturing to include SCM, operations and/or engineering experience in Aerospace Defense markets is preferred
  • Must be able to speak, read, and understand English
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and globally 20-30% of the time
  • Strong understanding of leading-edge Supply Chain Management techniques
  • 4-5 years minimum of Global Business experience managing complex commodities in Domestic and International markets
Skills & Abilities:
  • Analytical skills Cost Driver and Modeling, Data, and Financial Analysis
  • Ability to multi-task, handling quick turn-around
  • Ability to identify problem issues and escalate and/or execute acceptable and sustainable solutions
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, suppliers, and employees/managers at all levels within the company
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a safe work environment
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
  • SAP experience strongly desired
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to match professionals rapidly and precisely to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

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