Commodity Manager

Rullion Engineering Altrincham
£50000 - £60000/annum Benefits package
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Commodity Manager - Vessels / Steel fabrication

Salary: Up to £60,000 + Benefits

Location: Oxford based + manages a site in Shenzhen China

Industry: Medical Device Manufacturing

PVO: €40 million


Working for one of the world's leading medical device manufactures these sites specialise in the design and manufacture of superconducting magnets for MRI scanners. Your role will be take worldwide responsibility for the site in Oxford and Shenzhen, China for our large steel fabricated components (i.e. vessels) with a total Purchasing Volume (PVO) of approximately 40 Million Euro.

Organization, control and measurement of pooling and procurement activities are critical in this role, working virtual managed globally team with the objective of establishing optimum conditions on an excellent supplier base.

If you think this could be you, please keep reading:

You day to day role:

* Manage (Sub)Commodities globally and cross-Sectoral (for specific material field) or Sectoral and foster cross-functional alignment within area of responsibility to ensure best in class organization

* Coordinate and manage a virtual/disciplinary team globally to achieve optimum conditions and savings through collaborative, targeted activities and to increase profit from global and cross-Sectoral or Sectoral sourcing

* Define (Sub)Commodity structure and organization in alignment with respective Manager; develop and implement material productivity programs/ measures to achieve the maximum contribution to the targets

* Ensure PVO transparency globally by, amongst others, correct ESN coding to ensure a correct reporting and to derive an appropriate commodity strategy.

* Define and implement (Sub) Commodity and Pooling strategies (based on conducted demand, market and supplier analyses) within area of responsibility; evaluate and document in Commodity Strategy Master (CSM) / Strategic Material Segment (SMS) and update regularly; communicate the strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials and strategic Global Value Sourcing. Support superior Pooling functions (e.g. PuC)

* Define and implement negotiation concepts and strategies to maximize savings. Negotiate frame contracts; define core assortment; document frame contracts in relevant Supplier Management IT-systems.

* Foster usage of eProcurement tools (eRfX, eAuction/ eBidding); ensure that contract structures are transferable in eCatalogues (applicable esp. for Indirect Material) to improve the Procurement process and efficiency

* Forward systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants up to date

* Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential damage/ exploit potential opportunities through tailored risk management and change management

* Perform Supplier Management: Supplier selection, incl. documentation and communication of FPL suppliers, regular supplier and strategic evaluations, supplier qualification and supplier development to obtain and develop the best suppliers and to ensure an optimum supply chain

What I am looking for:

* Commercial or technical degree, CIPS accreditation beneficial
* Experience in Strategic Procurement and/or other functions within companies
* Working experience in engineering/manufacturing in your prior work environment would be beneficial, but not mandatory
* Experience in working with global virtual teams/cross-functional teams
* Very good skills and detailed knowledge in contract management
* Very good skills and experience in negotiation as well as moderation and presentation skills
* Intercultural experience, strategic thinking, strengths in execution and very much customer- and quality-oriented

So if you think you have the skills for this role and would be interested in finding out more please apply by sending your CV or alternatively call Jordan O'Neill directly on

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