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Commodity Manager

Commodity Manager
North Reading, MA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Recruiter: Jeff Dorsey at https://digitalprospectors.com/our-team/jeff-dorsey
Phone: 617.831.1806
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Job Title: Commodity Manager
Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
Direct Hire
A challenging opportunity exists within our client?s Operations team for a professional with focus on supply chain management. Candidate will start by learning the commodity management responsibilities followed by ownership of multiple supplier relationships company wide. As you grow, so will your responsibilities.
Job Summary:
The Commodity Manager will be a key member of the Supply Base Management group with direct responsibility for managing the Supply base for electrical commodities. This role will lead supplier related initiatives including selection, qualification and on-going assessment as well as focus on the strategic approach to the commodity and supplier issues. The primary responsibility is ensuring that the supply of material from is supported through all phases of the product life cycle. This position will require that relationships are established and maintained with key suppliers.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
+ Manage a portfolio of suppliers with spend upwards of $100M per year
+ Establish business models, maintain contractual requirements and foster relationships with all major suppliers
+ Provide leadership and coordination in the management of supply base for product lines
+ Develop and execute negotiation strategies
+ Develop an understanding of critical commodities and the associated market conditions, industry trends, processes, suppliers, cost drivers, etc for definition and documentation of sourcing strategy and establishment of performance goals
+ Provide strategic leadership and management of suppliers to achieve best in class performance for the following key strategic initiatives:
+ Price/Cost - assure best cost structure and define cost reduction initiatives and metrics for all phases of the business: design, production, and repair
+ Quality - Drive implementation of established supplier quality-related initiatives that include initial quality and long term MTBF goals for the supplier
+ Agility & Flexibility - Implement supplier managed programs and other functional and company-wide process improvements to assure material availability and manage inventory levels.
+ Technology Leadership ? In conjunction with Engineering select and develop suppliers that provide technology leadership
+ Relationship Management ? Develop relationship with suppliers at all levels with the goal of delivering best in class performance. Establish goals and performance expectations with supply base. Write and award contracts where applicable to document agreements with suppliers
+ Global Support ? Work with supply base to establish ability support all aspects of business for the company and Customer global locations
Basic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Education Required:
A BS in Electrical Engineering or related field required for this position; experience in RF and mmWave technologies a plus.
2-5 years of Sourcing experience in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations and supplier selection/?management
Experience in purchase of technical commodities and implementation of best practices
Working Knowledge of ERP systems preferred
Outstanding Excel and Powerpoint skills
Travel is required and can vary from 5-15% per year
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!
Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.
ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:
Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.
Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted ?Best Staffing Firm to Temp For? by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing? by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.
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