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Senior Commodity Manager

Location : Charlotte NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : Tom Tollison
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : Min 6 years
Required Education : 4 Year Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :
Experienced commodity manager with experience executing global sourcing and supply chain initiatives, strategic planning, and global procurement of raw materials and components. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide supplier evaluation and selection, contract drafting and negotiation, relationship management and business awards.

  • Interfaces with other departments and outside suppliers resolving any purchasing related problems that may arise. Provide product availability to Production Control and Manufacturing.

  • Maintains a cost saving approach to purchasing by continual investigation of new sources of supply and new processes on a global basis.

  • Coordinate efforts to review make vs. buy decisions, supplier quality improvement, advance quality planning and continuous improvement.

  • Measure supplier performance and provide reports to operations management and back to suppliers to encourage continual improvement of processes and products/services.

  • Participate and support in design and development teams and new product introduction.

  • Develop strategy and analysis to support effective negotiation.

  • Negotiate annual buys and long-term agreements.

  • Project manages programs that deliver best-in-class cost and savings opportunities.

  • Monitors pertinent markets and defines how changes will impact supply and pricing conditions.

  • Maintains updated purchasing records insuring accuracy of input and reliability.

  • Forecasts and performs associated duties to meet departmental financial deliverables, goals, and objectives.

Required Qualifications :

Skills/Experience Requirements: 

  • Six to ten years experience in executing purchasing initiatives, strategic planning and global procurement in a high volume manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of assembly and manufacturing processes.

  • Thorough knowledge of Purchasing Law and Uniform Commercial Code.

  • Proficient in MRP

Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. MBA preferred.

  • CPM or APICS certification a plus.




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