Commodity Manager/Category Manager - Indirect Commodities

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6 months
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Commodity Manager/Category Manager - Indirect Commodities - Contract - East Dorset - Excellent Rate!

Our Client, a large aerospace engineering organisation are looking for a Commodity Manager (Indirect) to be based in East Dorset.


  • Responsible for defining and implementing Commodity strategies for nominated commodity to deliver cost benefit to the business and ensure development and selection of strategic suppliers to meet business requirements and objectives.
  • The Commodity Manager will also work with the wider supply chain community to delivery cost savings to the business.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages £15M of Commodity spend
  • Develop Commodity Strategy that is published and signed off by stakeholders
  • Lead strategically procurement assessments including core context reviews, make buy plans and developing and outsourcing strategy as required ensuring total cost of the ownership is evaluated.
  • Strategically select the suppliers capable of meeting commodity and business strategy.
  • Manages the source selection process for resourcing and new programme requirements
  • Supplier stratification and rationalisation.
  • Manage the RFQ and analysis process for all resourcing or requirements
  • Negotiates and implements long term supply agreements with all key suppliers within the commodity
  • Manages relationships with key suppliers through monthly review of supplier scorecards and monthly and quarterly business reviews with published Minutes and Actions
  • Accountability for delivery of cost out projects to meet CSR and profit plan commitments
  • Researches the supply market and understands business drivers
  • Leads the development of the existing supply base in conjunction with supplier development and operational procurement team
  • Understands key supplier capability and undertakes capacity and business reviews on all key and new suppliers pre any business award and through production volume ramp up
  • Manages the development of suppliers through the generation of robust tactical implementation plans and the monthly review of balanced score card data.
  • Manages large contracts through regular contract reviews with suppliers
  • Manage the implementation of commodity strategies through close working relationships with the individual business functions.
  • Acts as mentor to buying teams to aid issue resolution of any key supplier issues impacting plant.
  • Co-operates with management to meet the employers legal duties and takes reasonable are of their own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions

* Will be responsible for the specific Indirect commodities.

Indirect commodities are the associated costs and services aligned to a commodity. Such as transport costs, stationary, etc. Basically all of the 'background' costs involved in the manufacturing process.

Essential experience:

  • Must have previously worked as a Commodity Manager (also known as a Category Manager)
  • Extensive Indirect Commodity experience
  • Must have a complete understanding in the differences between Strategic and Operation procurement.

You will be working with sensitive data and as such you should be willing to undergo BPSS (Baseline) & Disclosure Scotland Security Vetting before being able to commence the contract.

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