Commodity Manager

Negotiate and manage all aspects of Client's relationship with suppliers, including the commercial/contractual requirements with respect to total cost, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and quality. Commodity Managers are change agents, focused on delivering the highest value to internal and external customers at the lowest total cost.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in improved supply chain performance and enhanced product quality.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement new technologies, strategic procurement strategies and logistical opportunities.
  • Negotiate and assure supplier compliance to long-term supply and warranty agreements.
  • Issue formal Requests For Information, Proposals and Quotes (RFI’s, RFP’s, and RFQ’s) and analyze responses to select suppliers that meet or exceed Client requirements
  • Collaborate with Client operations worldwide to successfully develop and execute global supply chain and commodity strategies.
  • Communicate and conduct meetings and formal presentations with suppliers, plant, and division personnel at all management levels.
  • Travel to supplier locations in order to evaluate capabilities, assess production readiness, investigate new opportunities, improve manufacturing efficiencies and resolve chronic supply and quality issues.
  • Travel to Client’s operating locations in support of the above activities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 





  • Act with Integrity
  • Demonstrate Adaptability
  • Drive for Results
  • Influence Others
  • Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
  • Manage Execution
  • Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen



Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of purchasing, engineering, materials or related experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel capabilities required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Creative, self-motivated, quality and results-driven work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required. Negotiations experience a plus.
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint) required.
  • Proven negotiation and demonstrated leadership to accomplish company goals.
  • Project Team participation and/or Project Management experience preferred. 
  • Understanding of aluminum and steel stampings and fabricated parts processes a plus.
  • Experience with part purchasing, design, manufacturing, supply chain management and/or commercial truck or automotive experience a plus.

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