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Commodity Manager

Company: Soap Creek Resources
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Commodity Manager develops the commodity strategies for which they are assigned. This includes supplier relationships, contractual obligations for the company, negotiations for long-term advantage, and communication within the company and with the supplier base to assist internal customers to support their strategic needs. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3 years of procurement experience, preferably in Supply Management, Project Management, Engineering, or Business
  • Experience with strategic sourcing in a manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge of warehouse inventory management, blue prints, contract law, purchase orders, blanket orders, marketing and sales data
  • Ability to work with others in difficult situations managing conflict and taking ownership for commodity projects
  • Ability to prioritize projects and multi-task to meet deadlines and customer's expectations
  • Ability to work with suppliers in a professional manner and negotiate best total cost benefit for the organization
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness with customers and peers
  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error free-free documents in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of company ERP system and be able to access data as required Travel: Up to 25% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required. Job Requirements: Duties: Including but not limited to: Lead cross functional teams to develop commodity strategies to achieve total cost improvements, lead time reductions, and overall supply rationalization. Manage year over year price improvements Create strategic and robust plan to ensure positive value is achieved through a systematic approach for a specific group of products. This includes inventory management, lead-time reductions, lower costs, and quality assessments Coordinate with purchasing and materials managers to align goals and mitigate any risk associated with the commodity. Enhance supplier relationships and review performance metrics to support production needs both short and long-term Develop a clear understanding of the market forces and conditions that drive each commodity and set strategies to guide those forces effectively. Develop annual "cost down strategies" with key suppliers that support the company goals Lead internal management groups to support their long-term strategic need for a commodity Administer supplier audits, site reviews, and any supply breakdowns due to not meeting expectations agreed upon by supplier

Keywords: Soap Creek Resources, Des Moines , Commodity Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Des Moines, Iowa

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