Commodity Manager (Located in Mayfield, OH)

Our client is searching for a Commodity Manager. Responsible for all strategic aspects of assigned commodities and continuous development of commodity expertise through regular analysis of, spend data, market trends, supplier economics, emerging technologies, and global best practices. Responsibilities include formulation and implementation of appropriate commodity strategies, negotiation of supply agreements, and supplier relationship management. Researching new suppliers, supplier development, determining the total cost of ownership, and completion of commodity reviews.

Essential Functions:

Creates, implements, and maintains strategic sourcing strategies for assigned commodities

Understands the present and future spend profile and market trends, and performs market research, trend analysis, price structures assessments, etc. of the supply base

Stays current with the latest supply chain practices in order to support company initiatives and drive improvements in procurement practices.

Implements, and manages robust processes for tracking and reporting on the cost drivers, market trends, and supplier spend profiles

Initiates projects, solicits quotations, and analyzes proposals to evaluate, assess, select, and deselect suppliers

Develops a supply base that creates and sustains a competitive advantage, and manages the process of monitoring, measuring, and managing, the performance of suppliers.

Develops and maintains relationships with key suppliers, and resolves performance issues to minimize supply chain risk and total cost of ownership.

Plans, develops, and implements long-term supply agreements (LTA’s) and drives collaboration with stakeholders and subsidiaries to ensure negotiated agreements participation, and agreed pricing is being captured.

Partners with Engineering on new product developments and drives the development of new product through preferred suppliers, ensuring there is a clear understanding of requirements. Understands the emerging technology requirements for future products, and aligns suppliers with engineering for participation in new product design.

Supports Supply Chain Management by driving supply chain improvements in policies, procedures, processes, and practices

Maintains the highest ethical standards in compliance with the employee code of conduct and SCM policy.

Ensures appropriate supply chain visibility to facilitate informed decision-making


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in an appropriate discipline
    • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related discipline preferred
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    • Accreditation to a professional body preferred
  • Required Experience:
    • More than 5 years strategic sourcing within a manufacturing environment
    • More than 2 years’ experience of manufacturing or procurement of metal products e.g. casting, forgings, extrusions, fabricated assemblies preferred
    • Operational procurement, and engineering or manufacturing experience relating to metal products preferred
  • Computer Skills:
    • Strong PC Competency Requirements including Windows, Intermediate Power Point, Intermediate Word, Advanced Excel.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Up to 30% travel (Domestic and International.
  • Other Qualifications/Requirements or Skills:
    • In-depth industry knowledge in assigned commodities.
    • Strong leadership and influencing skills
    • Self-motivated and confident
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate in various international settings.
    • Ability to develop appropriate strategies and follow through to completion.
    • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
    • Strong analytical skills to manipulate and understand data in various formats.
    • Ability to produce results with cross functional teams on a global basis.
    • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to present reports, data analysis and presentations to large groups and senior stakeholders.


 Salary Range: $90k-$120k


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