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Global Commodity Manager

Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Date Posted: 07-10-2018
Currently looking for a Global Commodity Manager to fill an opening with a company located in Danbury, CT. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree  and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in  procurement/strategic sourcing/contracting/sub-contracting and supply chain .
 
Responsibilities of the Global Commodity Manager
  • Develop and execute a category strategy for the technology partnerships including being a subject matter expert for associated products/spares/consumables as well as understanding the impact of foreign currency I.e. Euro/USD
  • Develop intimate knowledge of key stakeholder business needs to create strategies along with best-in-class sourcing and partnership practices (Product Management, Process Engineering, Design Engineering, and Supply Chain).
  • Develop key relationships for partnering with DMT Solutions LOB constituents  
  • Manage new product development projects as well as end of life and parts obsolescence processes
  • Manage and lead cost savings projects with associated electromechanical and/or other related technology suppliers. 
  • Manage complex supply chain/procurement situations with aggressive goals and often short notice for suppliers.
  • Monitor Accounts payable and interface with supply chain for resolution as needed. 
  • Monitor Purchase Price Variance as well as standard cost for key partnership including influence of exchange rates.  
  • Maintain active compliance with EHS, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain and Contract rules, SAP, etc.
 
Requirements of the Global Commodity Manager
  • 5+ years experience in procurement/strategic sourcing/contracting/sub-contracting/supply chain, preferably in a global technical product delivery organization, with a clear record of success and achievement dealing with complex supply chain/procurement issues.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement/sourcing principles and processes and ability to conduct detailed financial analyses.
  • Experience negotiating world-class terms and conditions for supplier agreements.  Demonstrate understanding of DMT Solutions contract management process, terms and conditions, and corporate policies. Experience negotiating with non US based suppliers a plus. 
  • Experience in managing internal stakeholders and a record of success in Procurement transformation and change management.
  • Domain expertise for accountable technologies and market dynamics.  I.e. plastics and steel price indexes
  • Experience in continuous improvement, process flows, and reengineering principles to drive down cost and increase quality.
  • Ablility to analyze various strategic options and their direct potential and indirect impact on the organization.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.  Will require structuring and leading business reviews with key vendors
  • Excellent one on one and large audience/presentation skills.
  • Fact based decision maker skills.
  • Ability to work on or team or operate independently and be able to drive a project to success with little oversight.
  • Willingness to travel as required. (Not more than 25% of time)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/supply chain is very helpful for success in this position. 
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