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Senior Global Commodity Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 310851/001_1559051114
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 28/05/2019


  • Maintains the highest level code of conduct and ethics.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and communicates all strategic sourcing activities related to assigned categories to cross functional supply, Product Strategy, engineering, technical support and operations groups.

  • Conducts brainstorming sessions at our clients facilities with cross functional teams to identify strategic commodities and deployment priorities on cost saving initiatives.

  • Provides oversight to sourcing/project managers on the deployment of projects with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Collaborates with regional and low cost 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 next generation of Supply Chain leaders.

Experience and Skill Required

  • BA or BS degree preferably in Engineering or Supply Chain competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field.

  • 5-7 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment with experience in an Engineering, Supply Chain, or similar position.

  • Proven success of strategically working with suppliers or customers.

  • Experience sourcing in low cost regions.

  • Experience working with multiple locations globally.

  • Proven success in a change management and "stretch" environment.

  • Ownership of any/all of the following commodities: Bar machined components, castings, and machined castings.

  • 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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