Commodity Manager - EIT Procurement

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The Commodity Manager will manage commodity level supplier/vendor categories and will support Sr. Strategic Sourcing Managers and Sr. Sourcing and Supplier Managers on major strategic sourcing initiatives. They will execute category/supplier strategies and implement best practice category management and strategic sourcing initiatives as defined by the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager and Sr. Sourcing and Supplier Manager. The Commodity Manager will develop RFP/RFX documents, conduct supplier identification and outreach, and provide support to business for commodity vendor/category purchases

  • Communicates with Procurement Team Leadership, Sr. Sourcing Managers, and Sourcing Managers regarding categories, suppliers, and assigned tasks. Presents information as needed to leadership, peers and teams.
  • Supports Sr. Strategic Sourcing Managers and Sr. Sourcing and Supplier Managers on major strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Spend analysis; Supply market analysis; Supplier analysis; RFI/RFP build; Negotiations (including auctions), Contracting, Outsourcing/offshoring, Product Lifecycle Management, and Building Business Cases.
  • Track and manage category performance relative to targets and report to reporting team.
  • Contributes ongoing category management for commodity vendors/categories including supplier performance reviews, monitoring of contract T&Cs, executing contract amendments, and resolving supplier issues as needed.
  • Compiles research on suppliers, supply base, and market conditions to determine when to re-visit the Strategic Sourcing process to help identify future sourcing practices.
  • Implements leading category management and strategic sourcing best practices.
  • Responsible for conducting sourcing initiatives for commodity vendor/categories and supporting business stakeholders in the self-service purchasing of commodity vendors/suppliers
  • Also responsible for other Duties/Projects as assigned by business management as needed.

Minimum Required Skills/Competencies:
  • 1-3 years strategic sourcing experience within a technical field
  • Knowledge of developing business strategy, writing business cases, conducting market intelligence research, and participating in negotiation strategy and tactics
  • Knowledge of financial modelling and various cost evaluation methods (TCO, ROI, Payback period, etc.)
  • Knowledge of procurement tools, automation, and operations including experience building RFP/RFX (eg eRFPs, eAuctions and other eTools)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly and concisely communicate information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft® suite
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Entry level contracting skills - knowledge of contracting principles, laws, regulations and industry standards.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Economics or 4-6 years equivalent work experience may be considered
Preferred Skills:
  • 3+ year's relevant strategic experience in technology
  • CPM preferred