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Commodity Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Eindhoven, North Brabant
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 362353/002_1554805226
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 09/04/2019

A Tier1 automotive supplier are currently looking for an experienced commodity manager to join their team in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The manufactures and designs complex electronic solutions for their clients as part of increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company employs more than 4000 people globally and are continuing to grow their portfolio and client base through successful organic growth.

The role:

  • Responsible for the Strategic Purchasing of Electrical Components

  • Utilising Total Cost Philosophy to optimise purchasing strategy

  • Lead supplier selection, all the way through to negotiation and contract implementation

  • Expand the Global supplier network - leading supplier visits and audits

  • Cross-functional team engagement, challenging engineering, quality and R&D departments on technical product design

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Procurement experience within an Industrial Company e.g. Manufacturing, Automotive in electronic components

  • Previous experience and knowledge of electronics supplier and market

  • A mechanical background (degree/diploma/apprenticeship) is required

  • Previous experience with global and local suppliers

  • Ability to work in a time sensitive, high-pressure environment

  • Ability to work independently and lead commodity strategy

  • Proven negotiation skills

We are looking for someone, with strong technical experience, looking to take a step into a high-pressure environment to lead the commodity strategy for electronics sourcing. As this role will engage heavily with quality and R&D departments - the ideal candidate should have great technical and communication skills and be comfortable at expressing and communicating complex ideas to multiple stakeholders.


  • Engage directly with a Global supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a matrix environment

  • Develop long term commodity specific strategy for sourcing electronics

  • Play a major part in innovative technology development

  • Structured Pension fund program

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