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Commodity Manager – Castings & Machining (m/f/x)

Our client, globally successful in designing and manufacturing mechanical components for industries such as transportation, mining, energy, food & beverage and aerospace, is hiring for western Germany the Commodity Manager – Castings & Machining (m/f/x)

Role Summary:

This position Reports to the PMC Director of Global Procurement and is responsible for the management of all activities associated with EMEA region Castings and Machined products category. This position will provide regional category leadership, aligning with global category strategies and working closely with multiple site locations, deploying strategies and coordinating on global supply chain activities to ensure that cost, quality and delivery objectives are achieved.

Functional Activities:

  • Maintains the highest level code of conduct and ethics
  • Manages complex multi-year supplier relationships aligned to enable our front end portfolio strategies
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and communicates all strategic sourcing activities related to assigned commodities and services to cross functional supply, engineering, technical support and operations group
  • Conducts brainstorming sessions at facilities with cross functional teams to identify strategic opportunities and deployment priorities on cost saving initiatives
  • Provides oversight to sourcing/project managers on the deployment of projects with internal and external stakeholder
  • Collaborates with global and regional supply teams to identify, screen and qualify strategic suppliers. Works with global facilities to create regional and global material cost savings funnels that align with commercial strategies and financial targets
  • Drives spend analysis, including counter measures for projects that fall short of plan and makes decisions to remedy the issues to get the teams back on track to meet or exceed plan
  • Possesses an understanding of total cost of ownership
  • Proactively assesses internal and external process improvements and influences effective change and drive innovation and continuous improvements
  • Collaborates with global business units on the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQ’s) and leads the screening and supplier selection process
  • Negotiate and drafts supplier contracts of sale, including: payment terms, deliveries, price, freight terms, currency exchange, raw material steel fluctuation, inventory levels
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future (industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business) material availability, and prepares market analysis reports
  • Responsible for timely reporting to agreed upon KPI’s and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans, activities and progress
  • Develops & mentors the next generation of Supply Chain leaders

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • BA or BS degree preferably in Supply Chain/Operations Management, minimum in a business/industrial related field
  • 5 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment with experience in strategic Procurement/Supply Chain, or similar position
  • Proven success of strategically working with suppliers
  • Experience sourcing in low cost regions
  • Experience working with multiple locations globally
  • Proven success in a change management and “stretch” environment
  • Ownership of casting and machining categories with general knowledge of other categories such as steel, resin, forgings and stampings is a plus
  • Proven success in a matrix driven organization
  • Experience in a centralized Supply Chain structure
  • Excellent working knowledge of industrial markets, suppliers and company requirements

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