Commodity Manager Mechanical - Metals/Plastics - UK - Contract

Evolution Contract
29 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Commodity Manager Mechanical - Metals/Plastics - Leicester - Contract

Location: Candidates could be based out of any of the following locations

- Basildon
- Horsham
- Leicester
- Newhouse (Motherwell)

We are looking for a Commodity Manager to support all mechanical commodities. The position is within the Home and Building Technologies – Environmental and Energy Solutions working on Supply Chain initiatives. The role will report into an EMEA Director and align projects with the regional strategy. Manages the commodity spend for mechanical suppliers. Will be the focal point in sourcing to communicate the preferred suppliers and their capabilities. Will work with the Director to align activities to the commodity specific strategic strategy. Will work to implement Supply Chain Management strategy to achieve lowest total costs, effective asset management, continuous quality improvement, delivery, and cycle time performance improvement and early supplier involvement in product development.
Supporting commodities: molded plastics, resins, machinings, die castings, powdered metals, specialty materials, non-ferrous and ferrous raw material, stampings, o-rings, diaphragms, rubber, die cuts, and fasteners/hardware

Principal Accountabilities
  • Source material to preferred supplier base and align the best fit suppliers business at the same time balancing Emerging Regions spend development targets
  • Lead initiatives for key metrics around supplier purchase price variance (productivity, savings) for the sourcing department and the factories
  • Work with the regional category specialists to implement supplier changes
  • Work with the NPI buyers to locate new suppliers as necessary
  • Quote multiple preferred suppliers to support SOX compliance competitively
  • Communicate and negotiate requirements to the suppliers to align with purchasing contracts
  • Negotiate up front the factory needs to support continues improvement activities and reduced lead times
  • Align working capital goals driving suppliers to Net 90 or above
  • Coordinate with Supplier Development Engineer on supplier development needs to insure quality parts and delivery
  • Bachelors degree
  • Supply Chain exposure
Preferred Additional Qualifications
  • College degree in Business or Engineering related field
  • Strong commodity knowledge
  • Knowledge of commodity management, developing and implementing commodity strategy to drive synergy across multiple sites / SBU’s
  • Capable of leading and engaging with external suppliers and / or internal functions in a work shop environment to achieve significant cost break through
  • Project managing transition of suppliers, production and /or processes
  • Familiar with esourcing processes (eAuctions)
  • Strong project management skills and organization
  • Excellent teaming abilities
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work comfortably in a highly matrixed and remote organizational environment

Contract Duration: 6 months

Urgent role - please apply now!

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.
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