Global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and
complex components. Our products support diverse markets and industries such as
aerospace and defense, oil & gas, electrical energy, medical, automotive,
and other industrial markets.
Located in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, the Commodity
Manager for IT and Corporate Services is a key and integral player within the
Strategic Procurement team. In this role the Commodity Manager will use
their strong procurement background to lead the overall strategic planning
process for IT and Corporate Services sourcing and procurement. The Commodity
Manager will create a collaborative environment with all stakeholders to insure
alignment with the strategic plan and assist in the implementation of actions
to achieve the deliverables within the strategic plan.
S/he will use their technical knowledge of IT and Corporate Services
procurement expertise combined with an understanding of the Supply Chain
options and the market to select suppliers based on an evaluation of total cost
of ownership; purchase price, lead times, product quality, process controls,
technical expertise, capacity, and the ability to provide continuous
implement strategies to create an efficient supply chain and reduce commodity
total cost of ownership.
minimize supplier risk by establishing strategies for risk evaluation.
potential suppliers and compare their products, prices, and services.
contracts with commodity suppliers and set up terms for price and delivery.
analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict
future supply needs.
competitive offerings on the basis of commodity and market knowledge.
competitive and advantageous Supply Agreements.
issues, and administers Supply Agreements/Contracts.
contractual disagreements and payment problems with suppliers.
manages effective relationship with various internal departments (i.e.
procurement, engineering, marketing, customer service, manufacturing,
accounting, planning/materials, and quality).
reports on purchasing activities for upper management.
strategies and tactics for and conducting negotiations.
publishes market information and trends pertaining to assigned commodities.
suppliers to reduce overall lead-time including but not limited VMI or
and/or implements programs/processes of standardization, process improvement,
cost reduction, cost avoidance, and cost containment.
responsibilities as needed and assigned.
· B.S. Degree
· At least five
(5) years supply chain and procurement experience with at least one (1) year of
commodity management experience for IT and Corporate Services.
certification preferred (If not already certified you will be required to