Director of Global Commodoties
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Our client is a $1B industrial company enhanced by several
fairly recent acquisitions. Each business segment had legacy
systems. The role of the Director of Global Commodities is to
analyze and optimize commodity purchasing functions and capture
economies of scale benefits. Tremendous cost savings will be
realized through this very visible and mission critical role. Come
join this rapidly evolving manufacturing powerhouse.
Position Title: Director of Global Commodities
The Director of Global Commodities is responsible for optimizing
the company's sourcing strategy while driving cost reductions
throughout the organization and ensuring a robust, risk mitigated
supply chain where conforming products are sourced, developed,
qualified, and delivered on time.
This position incorporates elements from several disciplines:
Category Management , Sourcing, Quality, and Project
The company operates in a medium to high volume, high mix and high
SKU count environment including raw commodities, components, and
finished goods. The company has over 30,000 active SKUs and
purchases over 6,000 distinct SKUs annually. The company 3 rd party
annual spend is approx. $100M split between approx. 60 overseas
sources and 150 domestic sources. Most items are metal or injection
This position reports directly to the VP of Global Sourcing in the
Expertise in collecting and analyzing data to identify and
recommend areas of opportunity
Ability to accurately assess supplier capability to meet product
and supplier performance expectations
Demonstrated history of thriving in a high pace, demanding
Continuous improvement mindset
Ability to self-motivate and work independently in a complex
High level of interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate
and facilitate in cross functional environments
Basic understanding of various manufacturing processes (i.e. metal
forming, casting, molding, machining, assembly, finishing,
injection molding etc.)
Find, suggest, manage and drive multiple supply chain optimization
and sourcing projects to drive company initiatives for product
rationalization, cost savings and supplier performance.
Perform Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis to aid in the
sourcing selection and make versus buy decisions.
Facilitate and lead sourcing initiatives and supplier negotiations
to support Purchase Price Variance (PPV) activities.
Identify and build cost savings pipeline opportunities and
Establish / lead the development of a robust Supplier Management
Perform supplier qualification and/or recommend suppliers for
disqualification using risk-based criteria
Manage a Supplier Performance Review process and monitor ongoing
Lead annual supplier risk assessments to determine supplier audits,
create and monitor schedule for the year; perform audits as lead
auditor, generate audit reports.
Collect and maintain supplier performance metrics and present to
The company management team.
Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with
Develop and implement strategies to improve supplier
productivity/quality, and ensure supply chain continuity.
Work with suppliers on process improvements and recommendations to
decrease manufacturing costs.
Facilitate or participate in root cause problem investigation and
resolution through design prevention
Interact with all levels of management, including senior management
and suppliers to support strategic direction, operational and
Analyze and track category/commodity spend to reduce overall
10-15 year of relevant work experience
Demonstrated Project Management experience
Proficient oral and written communication skills (MS
Word/Excel/PowerPoint) MRP/ERP (Epicor) experience a plus but not
CPM, CPIM, ISM certifications helpful
Domestic and international sourcing helpful
Ability to travel (US and International) an estimated 8%-10% as
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