Senior Commodity Manager

Solon, OH | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 02/24/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -022023-16481

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Senior Commodity Manager:
  • Title: Senior Commodity Manager
  • Location: Solon, OH (Hybrid)
  • Industry: Defense
  • Salary: $95,000 and up based on experience
  • Employment Type: Direct Placement
This role is tasked with establishing a premier supply base, providing the company with best in class quality, price, and delivery. This position is responsible for the selection and management of key supplier partners through the development of commodity sourcing strategies and effective supplier development. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining long-term competitive advantage within assigned commodities by executing long-term agreements, supplier scorecards, and effective cost reduction initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Negotiates long term agreements with best in class price, payment terms, quality, and delivery terms for purchased products in compliance with corporate objectives
  • 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
  • Responsible for aggressive annual purchased material cost reduction goals within assigned commodity spend
  • 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
  • Ensures Compliance to Government Flow Downs such as Berry Amendment, Made in USA, Specialty Metals, and FAR/DFAR/ITAR
  • 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
  • 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 or Defense markets is preferred
  • Strong understanding of leading edge Supply Chain Management techniques
  • SAP experience strongly desired
  • Must be able to speak, read, and understand English
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and globally 20-30% of the time
  • 4-5 years minimum of Global Business experience managing complex commodities in Domestic and International markets
  • 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)
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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