Viewing Job - Commodity Manager, Aluminum Castings [EB-1243152931]


Maumee, OH 43537

Years Experience




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  • Directs the activities associated with the SCMG managed global spend for a castings commodity.
  • Responsible for identification and evaluation of global opportunities within the commodity category for reduction of spend, consolidation of process, function and continuity of supply.
  • Manages contracts within the commodity category and reports the metrics associated with them.
  • Delivers continuous improvement in cost, process and services within the commodity category
  • Responsible for requests for information or quote.
  • Generates recommendations based on Total Cost of Ownership comparisons.
  • Monitors and reports on activities associated with castings commodity.
  • Establish and execute strategy for castings commodity.
  • Formulate annual business plans for achievement of cost reductions and year over year performance improvement.
  • Manages and negotiates supply agreements that require improvements in suppliers’ cost, delivery, quality, order lead time, payment cycles, technology, and / or risk mitigation.
  • Initiates re-negotiation efforts well in advance of contract expiration, and monitors industry trends to anticipate opportune timing to lock in contracting advantages.
  • Obtains and analyzes quotes to determine best value, then recommends global sourcing solutions based on data and facts collected.
  • Monitors performance of the suppliers to ensure attainment of objectives in quality, delivery, service, and cost.
  • Coordinates supplier selection and leads supplier transitions.
  • Monitors compliance with supplier contractual requirements.
  • Identifies opportunities for global leverage of volumes and purchasing power.
  • Ensure and monitor the results and contribution, of the castings commodity, to departmental and corporate objectives.
  • Presents special assignments results, project updates and such to management as required.
  • 40% Global travel
  • All other duties as assigned

• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
• Must understand the importance of seeking improvements in Cost, Quality, and Delivery performance in supplier selection and contracting.
• Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
• Participation and leadership of cross-functional teams in North America.
• Familiarity with Procurement and Quality Supplier Metrics with flow-down to supplier contracts and performance reviews.
• Must have an understanding of blueprints and technical specifications.
• Strong personal computer skills required, including experience with MS Office software.
• Have worked with Lean/Six-Sigma principles and performance improvement tools.
• Understanding of ISO/TS 16949 or QS-9000 Quality Specifications.
• Willing to travel occasionally and periodically work non-traditional business

• Four-year degree in Business (Supply Chain Mgmt or Purchasing is preferred) or four year degree in Engineering (Product or Manufacturing).

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