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Global Commodity Manager - Metals/raw materials

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 412953/002_1554827481
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 09/04/2019

We are working with a leading industrial manufacturing client to find a Global Commodity Manager for metals and raw materials in Brussels, Belgium. The company has recently spun off from one of the largest manufacturing companies globally and are creating a centralised global procurement function. The position will play a critical role in establishing the global strategy for purchasing unfinished metals and raw materials and will contribute to the overall strategic business development outside of procurement.

The role:

  • Responsible for establishing the global commodity strategy for unfinished metals and electrodes

  • Selection and development of global suppliers and lead negotiation through to implementation

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

  • Building a commodity specific team, hiring your own team

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Procurement experience within an Industrial manufacturing / metals and mining environment is essential

  • Previous experience and knowledge of raw materials / unfinished metals market is desired

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

  • Previous experience with global and local suppliers

  • Ability to work independently and lead commodity strategy

  • Proven negotiation skills

We are looking for someone with strong strategic experience, looking to take a step into greenfield environment to lead the commodity strategy for unfinished metals procurement. As this role will engage heavily with all business departments - the ideal candidate should have great technical knowledge of metals and manufacturing and the ability to communicate with engineering departments and suppliers.


  • Engage directly with a Global supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a matrix environment

  • Develop long term commodity specific strategy and build your own team

  • Play a major part in innovative procurement department

  • Structured Pension fund program

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