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Senior Commodity Manager

Job Title

Senior Commodity Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 November 2018

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Responsible for the total purchasing volume of the wiring commodity

Responsible for developing & implementing supplier & sourcing strategies within the commodity

Client Details

A leader within the Low voltage industry


Responsibility for total Purchasing Volume (PVO) of approx £15million and over 4000 products for assigned Commodities, with the objective of maximising contribution to company CNI savings targets and ensuring long term, cost efficient supply of materials to the business and for assigned sourcing projects.

Development and implementation of Sourcing and Supplier Strategies for the Wiring Accessory Product Portfolio to include Risk Mitigation plans and to promote the company Sustainability in the Supply Chain program.

Responsibility for ensuring continuous performance improvements for key Vendors via the cross-functional Supplier Performance Management teams

Provide Procurement support into the planned transition of Wiring Commodity and components from existing external 3rd Party suppliers to a recently acquired factory in South Africa. Identify and Drive the future pooling strategies and supplier management as part of this program.

Define and implement agreed Commodity and Supplier Strategy in alignment with Divisional and Business Unit objectives.

Develop and implement material productivity programs/measures to achieve the maximum contribution to the CNI saving targets.

Coordinate and manage Supplier Performance Management Teams to achieve optimum Supplier Performance and Relationship Management through collaborative, targeted activities. This includes the overall management of the Supplier Evaluation Program for own area of responsibility.

Define and implement advanced negotiation concepts and strategies to maximise savings whilst taking a Total Cost of ownership approach to Sourcing Decisions.

Negotiation of Supplier Contractual framework.

Act as the escalation point for Quality and Non-Conformance cost claims and lead Claims Negotiations as required.

Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential damage/exploit potential opportunities through tailored risk management and change management.

Support and participation in Supplier Audits as required, act as escalation point for any subsequent Corrective Action measures that are required.

Responsibility for maintaining accuracy of the company Fixed Assets Register (Tooling). For assets owned by the business but held at external 3rd Party suppliers


Advance negotiating skills.

Experience of dealing with international supply chains and to be aware of and understand cultural differences is essential.

Communication and Presentation skills.

Collaboration and influencing skills.

Project Management skills.

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel/Word/PowerPoint SharePoint.

Good working knowledge of SAP system.

Good knowledge of Contract Law.

Good knowledge of manufacturing processes relating to compression and injection moulding and metal-stamping/pressing operations

Good Knowledge of LEAN techniques and processes.

Job Offer

Leading strategic role.

A competitive package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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