Global Commodity Manager

Nidec Control Techniques
Newtown, UK
02 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Control Techniques

Control Techniques is part of the Industrial Automation business within the Nidec Group. We are a leading provider of sophisticated automation equipment, used in commercial and industrial applications. Our innovative products are used in the most demanding applications requiring performance, reliability and energy efficiency to enhance the productivity of our customers' machines and processes.

The Global Commodity Manager will be responsible for developing, maintaining, communicating and executing a robust commodity based supply chain strategy for Control Techniques Globally, including, where appropriate, EMS suppliers by:-

·Contributing to the profitability of the Company through material cost reduction and extended credit terms, whilst driving key procurement strategies such as migrating to a preferred supplier list and maximising contract coverage including cost reduction and performance criteria and penalties.

·Ensuring Corporate/EMS/Distribution/Manufacturer negotiation and strategy responsibilities are clearly defined and understood.

·Calculating the total cost of acquisition and to develop Global sourcing strategies together with the SC/logistics team.

·Supporting the New Product Sourcing Managers with new supplier selections to ensure that future products also meet the needs of the business taking into account technology developments and life-cycle risk reviews.

Qualifications, Experience and profile:

·Minimum 5 years' relevant Strategic procurement experience in a similar industrial product and commodity area is essential.

·Relevant engineering or Business degree is essential.

·CIPS membership is desirable, as is a Global outlook and scope of experiences.

Travel Requirements:

Travel will be expected to various operations and supplier locations and will fluctuate in line with business needs, but is not expected to exceed one a month.


Fluency in English is mandatory, a knowledge of Mandarin would be beneficial.

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