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Strategic Commodity Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe Commodity Manager position is responsible for leading a team of Supply Management professionals and identifying, developing, and implementing supplier and product value stream improvement initiatives with assigned suppliers or commodities through effective use and support of the strategic sourcing process, cost targeting, supplier performance planning, supplier development and value analysis/value engineering processesExplore the hyperlinks below to learn more.

  • The Shyft Group - Employee Testimonials

    What You'll be Doing
    • Lead and manage one to three professional Supply Management associates with specific goals that support corporate objectives
    • Ensure team members understand expected results and the work processes required to achieve expected results
    • Maintain understanding of actual versus target achievement for each individual contributor and support them in closing gaps
    • Develop and maintain development plans for each direct report which lists the most important training needs necessary to improve performance
    • Perform work of direct reports when required to meet process or learning targets
    • Lead negotiation of critical agreements that range in value from $10-$20 million
    • Identify opportunities and collaborate with engineers and suppliers to implement improvements
    • Conduct strategic sourcing for items or indirect commodities, as designated by the SCM leadership team, which may include local/regional activities along with global projects
    • Negotiate long term supply agreements with suppliers that support company directives
    • Gather data to analyze a specific indirect commodity and/or supplier for identifying and implementing value add activities such as cost reductions, innovation, risk management, etc. within the supply chain base
    • Achieve agreements with suppliers on current cost elements using observable facts and an understanding of Utilimaster's performance expectations to build targets for future attainment
    • Understand and apply formal project management principles to work, as appropriate
    • Influence others to meet milestones and coordinate work of others
    • Lead cross-functional project teams
    • Manage relationships with assigned suppliers and successfully align suppliers' operating plans to achieve company's objectives
    • Use market analysis to understand global influences on the supply base and create strategies to leverage these dynamics for the benefit of the Company
    • Communicate and apply quality and engineering concepts at a high level with both internal and external resources, as required
    • Responsible for spends of about $40 million and identifying annual cost savings
    • Successfully build and maintain contacts and relationships which span country and/or regional borders, as work may cross countries or global regions
    • Support special projects and the continuous improvement of processes and systems
    • Other tasks as assigned

      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Materials Management, Finance, Engineering, or Operations
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional procurement role with exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and indirect commodities
      • Experience sourcing products overseas (globally) is preferred
      • Ability to speak and/or read multiple languages preferred
      • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) preferred
      • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of business operations, including finance, accounting, legal, materials management, engineering, quality, manufacturing, etc.
      • Demonstrated ability to perform cost analysis
      • Proven negotiation skills
      • Understanding of prepared financial statements and ability to interpret and assign meaning to income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets
      • Strong and consistent attention to detail
      • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
      • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
      • Creative and innovative team player
      • Intermediate computer skills are required
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
      • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely decisions
      • Able to:
        • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
        • Deal effectively with a variety of individuals at all organizational levels
        • Strong:
          • Communication skills, verbal and written
          • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
          • Willing to:
            • Maintain a flexible and extended work schedule as needed to accomplish objectives
            • Improve self / area / company (including pursing additional training, if needed)
            • Travel as needed, including internationally

              We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

              About The Shyft GroupThe Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets.The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag, Strobes-R-Us, Spartan RV Chassis, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing.by Jobble

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Strategic Commodity Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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