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Commodity Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Richmond, Indiana
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 335681/002_1562164046
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 03/07/2019

Job Summary:

Seeking an energetic, driven, results-oriented individual for this highly visible and critical role of Sr. Commodity Manager - Metals, Chemicals - PVC, FEP, PTSC, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Fibers.

The Sr. Commodity Manager (Purchaser, Sourcing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Materials Manager) would be responsible for:

Managing raw material purchases.

Driving disruptive productivity gains across product portfolio.

The commodity management roles:

Foster a blend of creative commercial and technical skill set, which in turn act as a launching pad for successful careers in many other functions.

Be it managing other direct or indirect spend categories or manage other areas of supply chain.

Sr. Commodity Managers (Purchaser, Sourcing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Materials Manager) are a small, hand-picked team consisting of extremely talented, creative, hard-working and fun loving associates who are passionate about what they do.


Develops and executes on sourcing strategies through a deep understanding of market dynamics, cost drivers and vendor landscapes

Negotiates price and other cost reductions to achieve PPV (purchase price variance) targets

Ensures supply selection process and component qualifications meet all engineering requirements at the right cost and supply performance

Manages complex global supply chains, cost models, inventory management strategies and quotation analysis

Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in engineering or other STEM degree. Masters preferred.

Minimum 3 years of industry experience with exposure to supply chain/procurement, managing raw material purchases.

Minimum 1 year of experience in business case modeling and statistical forecasting.

Strong negotiation skills

Strong analytical skills, utilizing Excel, databases, BI tools

SQL Database experience a plus.

Software proficiency in ERP/MRP, MS Excel/Word/Access, Hyperion

Ability to manage projects across multiple geographic regions / time zones

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