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Commodity Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
BenefitsCar Allowance
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 February 2018

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The Commodity Manager will either take the lead or will be involved in various collaborative Purchasing initiatives with the Group, either at national or international level.

To be responsible for the cost effective sourcing of materials and services; which meets the business requirements of specification, quality, delivery and service.

Client Details

The client is a manufacturing market leader within the materials sector. They specialise in manufacturing and production.


To develop, present and obtain sign off of the Purchasing category strategy from key stakeholders.

To effectively negotiate prices, contracts, conduct tenders and benchmarking exercises in line with departmental procedures.

To build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and provide best practice purchasing skills to non-purchasing staff to encourage professional purchasing through out the business.

To work with the appropriate Technical teams / internal stakeholders to compile all the relevant specifications and standards, accommodate trials and obtain technical approvals.

To formulate, agree and maintain commercial terms and conditions, service level and supply agreements.

To conduct regular supplier reviews / audits and address any supplier performance issues using supplier management and improvement techniques.

To identify, coordinate and drive continuous improvement projects both internally and with the suppliers.

To ensure the performance targets of the category/department are met and all MEL policies are communicated and adhered to.

To develop category and supplier catalogues, ensuring contracts and price file data are in place and maintained and all commercially sensitive information is correctly retained.

To administer and maintain the integrity of the purchasing data in SAP, including suppliers, materials and pricing data.

To carry out any other tasks as may be deemed necessary by the Purchasing Manager.


The Commodity Manager needs to build strong relationships

Develop ab in-depth understanding of their commodity portfolios which is essential to enable strategies to be formulated, updates to be given and improvement programmes to be identified.

As a self-starter, the job holder will be professional, positive and dynamic in their approach to applying best in class purchasing practices.

The Commodity Manager has strong experience within manufacturing environments as a procurement professional.

Furthermore you must have the right to work in the UK and be happy to commute/live in Derbyshire.

MCIPS and/or Degree are not essential but desired

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

Car Allowance




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