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Commodity Manager

Company: TEXAS HYDRAULICS INC
Location: Temple
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

A key member of the department reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Commodity Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining strategic relationships and ensuring the company is getting optimal value and return on spent dollars. Responsibilities include identifying, implementing and managing sources for materials, components, equipment and services for assigned commodities and suppliers.While this is role is expected to be strategic in nature there are also daily operational duties: solicitation/evaluation of proposals including strategic benchmarking; supplier capacity and quality conformance analysis; commercial negotiation process; contract execution, implementation, and administration; in-bound transportation; and external/internal relationships. We expect the Commodity Manager to be comfortable resolving supply issues, working with supplier quality representatives to monitor and address quality and compliance issues and pursue innovative supply chain approaches, like payment term management.Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and lean tools will be key elements of success in this role. But, first and foremost, our Commodity Manager needs to become a role model of our company values (Trust, Team and Drive to Excellence), and this starts with accountability for outcomes, which we embrace via daily status meetings and regular report outs/metrics.This is a high visiblity role, acting as conduit between our external vendor partners and internal departments, with the opportunity to make an impact and grow in scope as a result of successful outcomes.Texas Hydraulics offers industry competitive benefits for medical, dental, vision, long-term insurance, short and long-term disability, paid holidays, PTO and a 401k plan with company match.Essential Functions* Drive Sourcing Strategy development / execution including supplier selection for assigned commodity base.* Prepare, communicate and manage commodity strategies including supplier management (grow, maintain, phase out) for assigned supply base.* Develop savings funnel for assigned commodities and execute tasks to achieve committed savings plans.* Prepare & Conduct Commercial Negotiations within assigned supply base.* Negotiate and communicate supplier pricing and insure adherence within corporate systems.* Understanding of inventory control/management.* Utilize continuous improvement tools to reduce waste/costs.* Produce working documents, procurement reports or procedures/ work instructions.* Trend and track procurement performance and implement countermeasures to ensure fair market value is understood and realized.* Contribute to and participate in Make/Buy decisions.* Root Cause Analysis of missed targets, able to drive action plans to address the root cause* Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.* Visit current and potential suppliers in partnership with supplier quality management to determine suitability and identify supply risks.* Other Duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience* BA/BS Degree in applicable field* A minimum of 8 years experience in a manufacturing environment with progressive responsibilty in a sourcing function* Commercial negotiations experience* Advanced knowledge of tools & processes used in material requirements planning* Experience with ERP systems - Specifically Oracle[BK1]* Experience working with ISO 9001 or QMS systemsPreferred Experience* Five plus years strategic sourcing including supplier selection & negotiations* Experience with steel suppliers/mills & indexed pricing portfolios preferred* Experience with ERP Systems (Oracle knowledge a plus)[BK2]* Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC)* APICS CertifiedAdditional Eligibility Qualifications* Ability to multitask and deliver expected results* Demonstrate responsibility, respect, dependability, patience, and productivity in order to create a positive work environment* Influential leadership skills* Strong verbal and written communication skills* Demonstrated project management experienceTravel25% Travel[BK1]See note below. And if it is a required background element. Should this be closer to the top of the list? Just below bullet point 2?[BK2]This Experience preferred or Required - you have this listed as bullet point in two areas? See lines above this one.

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