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Commodity Manager

Company: Hendrickson
Location: Canton
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Purpose: Responsible for leading all supply base activities for specific set commodities. Essential Functions:

  • Commercial
  • Coordinate all commercial activities including contract management/development, price negotiation, and claim settlements.
  • Monitor and account for all purchase price variations
  • Supplier performance
    • Monitor and communicate performance metrics to suppliers on an on-going and regular basis.
    • Conduct variance analysis to determine trends in the data. Manage the results, including updating measures, action plans, and root cause analysis to achieve annual goals.
    • Technical specifications
      • Work as the liaison between engineering, quality and the supply base to ensure that product meets the company's requirements.
      • Provide feedback to Engineering on the critical aspects of the specifications that act as major cost drivers. i.e. tolerances, material etc.
      • Cost reduction
        • Achieve cost reduction targets within the CM's individual scope of responsibility. Focus will be on total cost not merely price.
        • Work closely with VA/VE program manager to identify cost reductions within assigned supply base.
        • Strategy Development
          • Incorporate trends such as market capacity, raw material market prices, mergers, supplier stability, new entrants, and alliances into strategy development. The CM must acquire a deep understanding of market positioning, including market influence, value to suppliers, and value to market.
          • Anticipate and evaluate market and/or business changes. Understand and take into account proper risk management.
          • Solicit and utilize ideas and feedback for strategy development from different levels and functional disciplines within the organization.
          • Effectively communicate and achieve buy-in for the strategic direction of commodity purchases. Strategic thinking becomes incorporated into day-to-day decision making.
          • Develop and improve multi-department relationships with key Hendrickson Trailer suppliers.
          • New Product development
            • Actively support product development by participating on focus teams, using the supply base to generate cost reduction ideas, and serving as partner with Engineering.
            • Work to establish favorable agreements with suppliers from the very inception of new products and concepts.
            • Manage the PPAP approval process.
            • All other duties as assigned. This is not a comprehensive list of duties. Duties may change without notice in management's sole discretion. Hendrickson is an at-will employer, each employee is free to resign at any time, just as Hendrickson is free to terminate employment at any time without cause or notice. Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Education and Training
              • Bachelor's degree Minimum Qualifications
                • Seven years' experience in Purchasing and/or Value analysis in a multi- plant/ manufacturing environment.
                • Competence using Microsoft office tools for analysis
                • Strong negotiating skills demonstrated by a track record of success
                • Able to read and understand engineering blueprints
                • Possess a good understanding of the supply base for the appropriate commodities Physical Demands
                  • Frequent sitting, work at computer for extended periods of time. Environmental Conditions
                    • Office setting
                    • Must be able to travel 25%, in office 75% Behavioral Traits
                      • Able to plan, prioritize and manage workload with independence
                      • Demonstrate problem solving skills
                      • Demonstrate interpersonal skills
                      • Provide proven ability to concisely summarize, present, and discuss analysis and recommendations
                      • Project/team management skills will be critical Additional Information
                        • Requisition ID: 220000U3

Keywords: Hendrickson, Canton , Commodity Manager, Executive , Canton, Ohio

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