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Commodity Manager - Castings

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Maumee, Ohio
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 168711/001_1528739167
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 11/06/2018

Global Commodity Manager - Castings (Fortune 500)

  • Detroit

  • $100,000 - $125,000 plus bonus

One of the world's leading tier one automotive is looking for a Global Commodity Manager to join their transforming procurement department! This company has received recognition from their overall global success and as they continue to grow are seeking an individual with an extensive background in castings or aluminum.

The Global Category Manager will play a pivotal part in the company's plans for expansion by helping to transition into a strategically based department. The position supports a relatively high spend from end-to-end including developing category plans, business cases, defining and managing procurement strategies, and leading cross-functional project teams through the sourcing process. The position will be an individual contributor to start but will have a few direct reports within the next few months.

The Global Category Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • As an Individual contributor, this position will be responsible for understanding, development, and execution of multi-year category strategies.

  • Experience dealing with key vendors

  • Willingness to operate and interact on a global scale

  • Opportunity to create significant value to stakeholders within the business

  • 30% travel required

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:

  • 5+ years experience within Strategic Sourcing

  • Proven success in a transformational environment

  • Manufacturing / Automotive experience is highly sought after but not essential

  • Knowledge of castings sourcing, contract development, and contract administration

  • Engineering degree preferred but not essential

  • Excellent organization and analytical skills

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