Commodity Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Preston, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Commodity Manager - Preston - Manufacturing

Client Details

My client is a highly successful global business with a solid order book. The operations continue to run at capacity, therefore require support from all functions. The role will sit within the European team supporting sites in several locations. From Preston facility the person will gain exposure to key stakeholders.


As the Commodity Manager you will:
  • Support team cost down / cost avoidance objectives, whilst maintaining quality and supply
  • Review the commodity portfolio, developing close working relationships with suppliers. Opportunities should be realised through understanding the end to end supply chain of the components (raw material cost, cost of logistics, cost of manual handling
  • Work with engineering both on current products as well as NPD to support VA/VE projects
  • Engage with the global teams to ensure group leverage is gained
  • Understand changes in market and legislation to support sustainable souring activity


The ideal candidates will be:
  • Already operating in a quality critical manufacturing environment (aerospace / automotive / med device)
  • Be within a Commodity Manager role and be able to demonstrate YOY achievements
  • Have a working knowledge of Lean methodologies
  • Be a confident communicator, able to present to all levels of an organisation
  • Keen on career develop and professional development

Job Offer

£45000 + package
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