Commodity Manager - NA at Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC in Waterford, New York

Posted in Management 17 days ago.





Job Description:

Position Title:

Commodity Manager - NA



Position Summary:

The Commodity Manager is responsible for managing procurement activities, vendors, contracts and synergies for the commodity set MROSS (Maintenance, Repair, Operating Supplies, and Services) for manufacturing sites in North America. Also may provide project and/or category leadership for equipment and capital project execution.



Job Description:


  • The Commodity Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of procurement plans and strategies for the assigned indirect, services and capital/project material and services

  • Build and maintain internal relationships with Site Managers, Maintenance managers, Operational managers in order to understand and support their purchasing requirements

  • Build strong, value-adding relationships with suppliers

  • Negotiate contracts to meet business requirements and meet the quality and cost objectives

  • Ensure timely negotiation of all agreements, including execution of commodity contracts, a delegation of authority review, completion of executive summary and productivity summaries

  • Optimize sourcing strategies by working with our global teams and suppliers to standardize equipment and services where applicable

  • Leverage global supply capability to best meet the Business needs

  • Support Technology on new product development and new source qualification programs

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize cash flow aspects of assigned commodities

  • Perform vendor selection, contract negotiation and implementation through the strategic sourcing process. Upon implementation, actively manage vendor contracts and pro-actively identify areas for improvement, services issues or other topics to address

  • Ensure local procurement activities are in line with standard procurement processes and procedures

  • Identify opportunities for synergies across all Momentive sites and implement maximizing cost benefits for all plants impacted

  • Responsible for the negotiation of Indirect goods and services contracts with an annual spend of $30-$40MM.



Additional Details:

Minimum Qualifications


  • BS/BA degree and minimum of 5 years procurement experience or extensive procurement experience without a degree

  • Good commercial skills

  • Skilled negotiator

  • Analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills able to separate emotional and functional aspects

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization (up, down, laterally)

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Strong project leadership driving procurement strategies through implementation into plants

Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA

  • Working knowledge of MRO materials, industrial supplies required for the Chemical Industry

  • SixSigma / LEAN certification

  • Professional certifications (CPSM, CPIM, etc.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and learn technical information. Light lifting is required. The environment for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.


We cooperate with carefully selected external vendors supporting us on specific employment opportunities. Momentive is not seeking or accepting any unsolicited assistance from search and selection firms or employment agencies at this time. Please do not contact any of our employees by phone, email or otherwise about this position. Please note that Momentive will not be obligated to pay any cost or fee for candidate resumes that are submitted without the existence of a valid written and signed search firm agreement.