Commodity Manager

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for ensuring the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials and energy to our manufacturing facilities, along with leading the businesses in identifying, managing, and prioritizing cost out in direct material programs in attaining their Operating Plans, utilizing Strategic Sourcing, Supply Base Management and Total Cost Analysis strategies.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Identify raw material sourcing strategies, negotiates pricing and delivery to ensure uninterrupted flow of raw material to H&V facilities through effective supply base management.  Identify alternative suppliers, coordinates qualification trails and supplier workshops with key suppliers.  Utilize strategic sourcing, total cost analysis strategies and targets suppliers, spend for online auctions and effectively manage the commodities. Strategically manage raw materials and energy spend; ensures quality, sourcing and commodity strategies are in place, competitively priced and compliant with any laws/regulations and working capital levels meet or exceed corporate objectives. Identify cost savings opportunities and manages cost reduction activities to achieve 5% annual cost reduction goal with supply chain leadership, utilizing a formal strategic sourcing process. Collect and analyze market and supplier data, develop sourcing options for review and concurrence by the applicable business unit, and implement approved strategies timely to capture savings and value to the business. Gain supplier involvement in supplier management to drive continuous improvement and productivity. Lead cross-functional team(s) in the identification of alternative products and suppliers, facilitates qualification trials, and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BS/BA degree required.  MBA preferred. Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in raw material sourcing and procurement, preferably in nonwovens related industry. Excellent background in supplier management, commodity strategy development/execution, contraction negotiations and manufacturing operations. Have a thorough knowledge of suppliers globally and global sourcing strategies; including low cost country sourcing experience, good knowledge of energy and logistic markets. Excellent financial acumen, ability to analyze budgets, international exchange rates, and financial ramifications of contracts and the ability to measure success and show results in bottom line. Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills. Strong negotiation skills. The ability to work in a matrix environment. The ability to have the continuous improvement mindset.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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