Job Title: Commodity Manager
File Name: Commodity Manager
Reports To: Director of Supply Chain
Provides Direction To: Supply Chain Buyers/Planners
This position is responsible for developing and executing the global supply chain strategy for assigned commodities and geographic locations. This position is accountable for managing supplier performance, qualifying new suppliers, negotiating price and ensuring suppliers meet our quality and inventory goals. This position is also responsible in providing support to internal customers (manufacturing, engineering, marketing, customer service, and others) on day to day issues as well as NPD initiatives.
Accountable and responsible for developing and implementing a supply chain strategy that:
Example of Essential Functions:
Consolidate the supplier base to meet objectives. Resolve persistent problems related to supplier quality, lead-time and delivery. Review Purchase Price Variance regularly, but at least monthly, and report reasons for variances. Solicit supplier and purchased parts cost reduction ideas, and prepare PCO’s for engineering. Communicate supplier’s lead time, minimum order quantities (MOQ), and supplier forecasts to Tactical Supply Chain staff. Maintain contact information, and other supplier information in QAD and in key supplier files. Assist Supply Chain Department with difficult shortages and change orders as required to meet Company commitments. Follow-up on Corrective Action Requests to suppliers who perform poorly.
The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed
· Five (5) years’ experience in Supply Chain in a strategic setting in a mid to large size manufacturing organization.
· Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering or equivalent business experience. NAPM (A.P.P., C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification preferred.
· Candidate must have strong negotiation and contract management skills.
· Strong computer skills, ideally with experience using Windows-based PC programs.
· Some background in Manufacturing Management or Mechanical Engineering.
Knowledge of fundamentals of purchasing, with strengths in negotiations, supplier management and performance improvement. Must have knowledge of supplier qualification processes, developing and maintaining supplier performance metrics. Knowledge of and implementing a pull/Kanban approach to material replenishment programs. Knowledge of eSourcing tools.
Global sourcing experience. Solid analytical, problem solving/decision making skills; ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment. Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.
Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines. Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements. Flexibility to travel (10-25% travel expected). Ability to read and understand drawings preferred.Company Description
Barksdale, founded in 1949, is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered control products. As a subsidiary of Crane Co. a $3B industrial conglomerate, Barksdale has a leading brand position in instrumentation, with focus on General Industrial, Oil & Gas and Transportation end markets. With proprietary technologies, Barksdale’s, regulators, pressure switches and electronic instrumentation products have carved a niche for themselves in demanding applications. Supported by strong financial standing, the business is positioned to continue double digit annual growth over the next 5 – 10 years.