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Job Title

Commodity Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 October 2018

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Commodity Manager - Manufacturing and Production - Lancashire

Client Details

My Client is a multinational, global organisation based in Lancashire with a strong reputation and experienced purchasing function looking to add a Commodity Manager to their team. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your experience within a reputable business and manage a large spend over several commodities.


The key responsibilities for this Commodity Manager within Manufacturing and Production is as follows;

  • To manage a spend portfolio over several key commodities and develop short, medium and long term commodity strategies.
  • Create strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that there is purchasing involvement from the beginning with the likes of engineering to enable accurate cost sourcing and opportunities for cost reduction are optimised.
  • Identify and run cost saving initiatives through being commercially savvy and having a strong understanding of the market through analysis of trends etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to make sure that best terms are agreed and cost reduction and delivery improvements are made where possible.
  • Manage a complex and varied workload whilst ensuring that key action areas and targets are met.


The successful candidate for this Commodity Manager role based in Lancashire must fit the following criteria;

  • Have 5+ years experience in a direct strategic purchasing role within general manufacturing, automotive, aerospace or maritime.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and demonstrate ownership of their workload.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with key stakeholders up to senior management level.
  • Have a good understanding of quality, engineering, process and materials.
  • CIPS (desirable)

Job Offer

£35,000 - £45,000 + Package

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