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Sr. Commodity Manager at Overhead Door Corporation in Lewisville, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Function: 

Experienced commodity manager with experience executing global sourcing and supply chain initiatives, strategic planning, and global procurement of raw materials and components.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and drives strategic direction across multiple categories

  • Lead, mentor, and coach members of a commodity team (2-3 direct reports)

  • Experienced in continually driving a cultural shift in the organization with sustainable results

  • Provide supplier evaluation and selection, contract drafting and negotiation, relationship management and business awards.

  • Interfaces with other departments and outside suppliers resolving any purchasing related problems that may arise.  Provide product availability to Production Control and Manufacturing.

  • Maintains a cost saving approach to purchasing by continual investigation of new sources of supply and new processes on a global basis.

  • Coordinate efforts to review make vs. buy decisions, supplier quality improvement, advance quality planning and continuous improvement.

  • Develop and implement offshoring / outsourcing strategies to provide optimized supply chain solutions

  • Measure supplier performance and provide reports to operations management and back to suppliers to encourage continual improvement of processes and products/services.

  • Participate and support in design and development teams and new product introduction.

  • Develop strategy and analysis to support effective negotiation.

  • Negotiate annual buys and long-term agreements.

  • Project manages programs that deliver best-in-class cost and savings opportunities.

  • Monitors pertinent markets and defines how changes will impact supply and pricing conditions.

  • Maintains updated purchasing records ensuring accuracy of input and reliability.

  • Forecasts and performs associated duties to meet departmental financial deliverables, goals, and objectives.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Travels several times a year, either in a group or alone, to visit current or prospective suppliers domestically and internationally.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in executing purchasing initiatives, strategic planning and global procurement in a high-volume manufacturing environment. 

  • Experience managing direct reports

  • Working knowledge of assembly and manufacturing processes.

  • Thorough knowledge of Purchasing Law and Uniform Commercial Code.

  • Proficient in MRP, OEM’s, J.I.T; and Oracle or JD Edwards software.  

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Experience in purchasing steel and zinc castings, stampings, build to print tooling, aluminum extrusions and aluminum castings.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field.  MBA preferred.

  • CPM or APICS certification a plus.