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IT Commodity Manager

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Scope Recruitment 26/04/2018
Position: Location: Sector:
IT Commodity Manager
Pittsburgh, PA Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805


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 improvements.



·        Develop and implement strategies to create an efficient supply chain and reduce commodity total cost of ownership.

·        Work to minimize supplier risk by establishing strategies for risk evaluation.

·        Research potential suppliers and compare their products, prices, and services.

·        Negotiate contracts with commodity suppliers and set up terms for price and delivery.

·        Conduct analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict future supply needs.

·        Evaluate competitive offerings on the basis of commodity and market knowledge.

·        Negotiates competitive and advantageous Supply Agreements.

·        Prepares, issues, and administers Supply Agreements/Contracts.

·        Resolves contractual disagreements and payment problems with suppliers.

·        Develops and manages effective relationship with various internal departments (i.e. procurement, engineering, marketing, customer service, manufacturing, accounting, planning/materials, and quality).

·        Generates reports on purchasing activities for upper management.

·        Develops strategies and tactics for and conducting negotiations.

·        Reviews and publishes market information and trends pertaining to assigned commodities.

·        Works with suppliers to reduce overall lead-time including but not limited VMI or consignment relationships.

·        Develops and/or implements programs/processes of standardization, process improvement, cost reduction, cost avoidance, and cost containment.

·        Other 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.

·       CPSM certification preferred (If not already certified you will be required to become certified

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