Commodity Leader Job Description

Commodity Leader Job Description

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Commodity leader provides technical leadership in developing proof-of-concepts / prototypes leveraging cutting edge and emerging technologies.

Commodity Leader Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proactively follow market indexes that affect the assigned commodity
The ideal candidate will lead the global sourcing plan for the EMS (Electro-Mechanical Systems) segment
Supply Base representive inside the EMS core team
Coordinating activities inside the Sourcing team for EMS initiatives ensuring timely completion
Identify potential suppliers for new technologies/components and deploy supplier selection processes with final recommendations
Lead negotiations with potential new suppliers to achieve baseline management expectations
Framing and driving commodity strategy to ensure competitive healthiness
Build and deliver yearly plan to meet business goals including cost savings through negotiaton, value engineering
Support open innovation and organize Supplier Tech Days in early program phases
Coordinate as required escalation and resolution of risks that could impact operational performance for the segment

Commodity Leader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Commodity Leader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPM, C.P.M, CPSM, CIPS, CAP, PMP

Education for Commodity Leader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the commodity leader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Business, Technical, Business/Administration, Finance, MBA, Management, Education, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing

Skills for Commodity Leader

Desired skills for commodity leader include:

Doosan products
Manufacturing practices and processes
Sourcing buy to pay processes
Various software packages
Financial/business concepts
Certification is an asset
Developing technologies
Emerging technologies
Evaluating & analysing costing of metal parts using Stamping
Industry trends

Desired experience for commodity leader includes:

Lead base product cost roadmaps & coordinate Commodity, SQD, ISC resources
Communicate Power Services site specific strategic requirements (kanban, localization, Kitting )
Lead the commodity procurement to achieve variable cost productivity, cash flow, and controllership goals
Be a commercial role for MV/HV commodity of both onshore and offshore, including transformers/switchgears and relevant components such as magnetic materials & connects, generator components
Lead supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management
Develop negotiation strategies and lead negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives in accordance with the overall business strategy

Commodity Leader Examples

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Commodity Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a commodity leader. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for commodity leader
  • Understand business compliance requirements and drive opportunities to eliminate compliance and commercial risk
  • 20% Administrative and data quality initiatives such as inputting data into sourcing systems
  • Incorporate use of key levers into the regional strategy (preferred supplier penetration, e-Auctions, e-Catalogue usage/content, Days-to-Pay, TPS penetration, ) to maximize savings and cash impact including tracking of targets & reporting progress
  • Participate in simplification projects
  • Identify and assess supplier capabilities
  • Accountable for the commercial management of all transfers, customer enabled material changes and new products in Procurement
  • Accountable for gaining supplier quotes and interrogating supplier price and lead times
  • Support the commodity Manager in developing and implementing the commodity strategy
  • Relationships and reduces cost and risk within the supply chain
  • Attend the weekly/monthly supplier MFT reviews as required
Qualifications for commodity leader
  • Physically healthy and flexible to accept around 30% travel
  • Result-oriented, his/her planning and organization skills enable him/her to deliver in a demanding and changing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in purchasing or related fields in a manufacturing environment
  • Daily communication with internal (Procurement Operations, IPT’s, Commodity & Commercial) and external customers (predominately Airbus regarding enabled materials)
  • Accountable for ensuring on time response to all enabled material requests from the customer and that the customer systems are updated accordingly
  • Work with Procurement Operations and the Planning & Logistics teams to ensure SAP Master Data contains enablement information
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Commodity Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of commodity leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for commodity leader
  • Planning and leading sourcing and commercial activities to maximise the value proposition across assigned commodities / suppliers, ensuring adequate levels of contractual coverage are in place with the aim of optimising commercial advantage, mitigating commercial risk, providing security of supply and acceptable levels of liability
  • Lead the development & execution of global commodity strategies to ensure the optimal framework and negotiated rates for the commodities
  • Develop negotiation strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives in accordance with the strategy, drive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management
  • Work with regional Sourcing Teams, Engineering, Product Management and Business leadership to achieve best cost and value
  • Develop strategic Blueprint and Op Plan commitments
  • Communicate accordingly establishing a reporting rigor for metrics and execution
  • Understand business compliance requirements and drive opportunities to eliminate compliance risk driving initiatives to remediate concerns
  • Negotiate complex agreements with global suppliers that may include protection of IP, co-development, technology partnerships
  • Develops & manages supplier contract database and all pertinent supplier related legal documents like NDAs, joint development agreement
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, do supplier benchmarking
Qualifications for commodity leader
  • Negotiate and implement general agreements with the suppliers MOU and Partnership agreements
  • Ability to multitask and address multiple requirements in a high pressure environment
  • Excel, Word, Access, MS project
  • Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience with the concerned commodity
  • Define and execute commodity strategies for assigned categories in line with the business needs
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Commodity Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a commodity leader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for commodity leader
  • Manage spend with OSS Suppliers
  • Implements a rigorous and disciplined process for managing the outsource services supplier base including leading periodic reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans, and collaborating with engineering to align technology roadmaps
  • Develop commodity strategies, achieve deflation targets, manage supply risk and manage outcomes and relationships with strategic suppliers related to the commodities of forging, small machining & fabrication, B&C class parts to Renewable Energy Business
  • Proactively leads spend analysis, supplier development, supplier negotiations and contract implementation to meet overall deflation and productivity objectives within the assigned commodities
  • Maximize cost-out on assigned buy via negotiation, redesigns, DMP (Direct Material Productivity), sub-tier component cost reductions utilization of tools such as e-auctions, Should-Cost analysis, Data Analytic and benchmarking
  • Work with Hub Replenishment buyers to ensure appropriate inventory profile and levels for assigned geography
  • Mitigate commodity cost exposure by negotiating long term commodity blankets (copper, aluminum, steel, and PVC)
  • Manage the inbound release schedules for complex commodity and non-commodity customer blankets to meet both the customer need and the business inventory performance requirements
  • Meet or exceed defined inventory turns/days for assigned branches
  • Actively manage SKU level inventory performance to avoid obsolescence
Qualifications for commodity leader
  • Identify and select strategic suppliers within the company’s Localization goals
  • Realize Cost savings and negotiate contractual agreements with the supply base to meet annual objectives
  • Engage with NPI buyers for new project awareness and proactively work to close technology gaps into strategy
  • Support the TEOA-P initiatives and Star Level attainment for the region and business unit
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Focus is preferred
  • At least 4-5 years of relevant sourcing/procurement experience
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Commodity Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a commodity leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for commodity leader
  • Develop, track, and maintain back margin opportunities with vendors for locally negotiated rebates
  • Responsibly manage the allocation of rebate funds to the sales team as required
  • Analyze historical data to determine if current cost structure is competitive
  • Load sell pricing to support all cost reductions and maximize margin opportunities
  • Analyze vendor quotations to determine item and customer coverage percent and take an active role in increasing our coverage rate
  • Manage local “into-stock” cost files for the country
  • Assist the sales team with new pricing and rebate load requests
  • Manage monthly rebate and pricing expirations and renewals
  • Monitor monthly override reporting to identify pricing opportunities
  • Continually improve overall profitability each year
Qualifications for commodity leader
  • Business acumen, strong communication and negotiation skills, Leadership, creative, presentation skills, patient, influencing skills, Results driven, action oriented, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience with project management software project management understanding a plus
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain/Logistics or equivalent work experience
  • 10 + years of experience in a fast paced, high volume logistics environment
  • Advanced knowledge of small parcel shipping and 3rd party logistics providers
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Commodity Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of commodity leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for commodity leader
  • Performs in-depth analysis of supplier cost data for all major programs and develop negotiation strategies
  • Reviews sales orders to determine volume procurement opportunities and communicates same to buyer/planners with recommended target pricing and delivery schedules to support production requirements
  • Performs cost modeling, opportunity analysis, monitoring and reporting of productivity initiatives and budgeted objectives for the specified team(s)
  • Conducts procurement forecasts and financial reporting for the business unit
  • Reviews and updates purchase price variance forecasts monthly, while understanding key drivers and risk areas
  • Lead the Commissioning and Installation Sourcing in EMEA to achieve variable cost productivity, deflation targets, cash flow, and controllership goals (e-Auctions, second source development, tooling initiatives)
  • Support the development of a qualification process for your commodities and ensure any quality issues have the appropriate focus together with the Project Management Team
  • Develop and execute master agreements with 3rd party providers/suppliers to support the Wind business sourcing strategy minimize risk / liability to the business and lock in rates in support of Project Schedules and Execution
  • Provide ITO support with estimated costs of Cranes, EPC Type Contracts, Construction Contractors (mechanical & electrical) in EMEA markets
  • Lead the Commissioning and Installation Sourcing in LAM to achieve variable cost productivity, deflation targets, cash flow, and controllership goals (e-Auctions, second source development, tooling initiatives)
Qualifications for commodity leader
  • Fluent English, German preferred
  • Ability to effectively engage with and present to all levels of management
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical/industrial engineering, alternatively business, economics or supply chain degree required
  • Minimum 5+ years of Commodity Management experience with increasing responsibilities in a custom or engineered-system manufacturing environment
  • Prefer certified Lean or Six Sigma certifications

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