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Commodity Manager

Company: Talent Source
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

Do you have a background in purchasing electronics and you are looking for a role where you are valued and impactful? Our client is a progressive leader in their industry & continuously growing year after year! Examples of what you will be exposed to in this impactful role include...• Develop robust supplier and purchasing strategies for a given set of commodities / sub-commodities across North American plants. • Discern advantages of local vs global supply, make vs buy scenarios, and strong focus on the development of non-traditional sources and potential supplier assessment process. • Active collaboration with suppliers and internal customers (cross functional team matrix) on day-to-day supply issues, quality assurance, successful part launches, engineering change process, product transfers, resourcing initiatives, capacity and supply chain planning, forecasting challenges; as well as in strategic matters such as continuous cost reduction projects, introduction of new technologies, advance developments, strategic alliances, etc. • Negotiate and achieve YOY cost reductions and Best-in-class cost through the use of various tools including but not limited to: VA/VE, should cost analysis, product cost tear downs, supplier visits and on-site audits, supplier cost reduction workshops, supplier fact based negotiations & cost breakdowns, global sourcing, dual sourcing, raw material escalation/de-escalation price models, internal and external benchmarking, market intelligence and industry analysis, etc. • Management of annual/multi-year supply agreements: negotiate the contractual needs, specifications, total cost (including logistics, MOQ, lead times towards inventory targets), stocking / just-in time agreements, payment terms, warranty terms, OTD and rest of Quality metrics per Supplier Quality Manual. Manage and negotiate commercial issues that may arise (i.e. price increase requests). • Supplier management, including the identification of new suppliers, qualification process, financial and business case analysis, and review against core processes, policies, and metrics (i.e. institute Supplier Scorecard process). • Interface with both regional and global procurement teams for supplier evaluations, advance purchasing activities, leverage of cost, technology advancement, and supplier responsiveness. • In charge of supplier recommendations, that meet Quality, Technology, and Cost standards for New Product development, regional or global. And later, leading the execution side for a successful approval and launch. Qualifications• Minimum 8-10 years in a manufacturing company in areas like Sourcing, Program Purchasing Management, or Product Engineering. • Familiar with and motivated by the Commercial side of Business (Purchasing electronics) • Experience in sourcing electronic controls, displays, WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity / system integration, electric motors, electrical components, wire harnesses and cables/chords; must also have experience with supplier collaboration contracts for new product development services and new technology generation. • Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving, experience in business case and project financial analysis, strong project management skills. • Computer skills are a must with proficiency in Excel (pivot table, formulas, reports) • High mobility, 30% traveling within US to other site locations or suppliers • Availability to travel overseas for 1 or 2 weeks, up to twice a year. • Preferably experience in overseas trips and supplier development in low cost regions • Drive for Project implementation • Forward thinking – Strategic Mindset Headquartered in North Central Indiana and founded in 2009, TalentSource Staffing is a sole source recruiting firm offering an awesome team of subject matter experts in talent acquisition! We are recruiting generalists and provide professional job placement in a wide range of disciplines and industries, including temporary and perm placement, payroll, and specialty staffing solutions to a wide variety of top notch clients! TalentSource Staffing is committed to establishing a long-term relationship with both their clients and candidates. They achieve their mission of providing superior customer service through customized talent solutions, with an emphasis on quality and continuous improvement. To learn more about TalentSource Staffing please visit us at www.talentsourcestaffing.com!Talent Source Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Recruiting Firm. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Talent Source, Elkhart , Commodity Manager, Professions , Elkhart, Indiana

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