Commodity Manager

The Commodity Manager for Plastics Components is a strategic, forward thinking business line manager responsible for negotiating agreements with suppliers to obtain materials at the lowest total cost while ensuring quality, delivery, and responsiveness. May also provide support for other miscellaneous smaller sub-commodities. This individual is responsible for developing and implementing commodity strategies which support corporate and divisional objectives.



  • Based upon market trends, identifies, evaluates, and selects best-in-class suppliers.
  • Delivers cost reduction objectives through negotiation/resourcing/VAVE.
  • Drives supply base consolidation efforts cross-functionally using effective supplier transition plans.
  • Integrates closely with New Product Development to ensure technology, price, and schedule objectives are met.
  • Analyzes future commodity market conditions and manages cost fluctuations to ensure stable pricing.
  • Leads cross-functional commodity teams in the supplier selection and supply base management processes.
  • Works in concert with Supplier Quality to resolve ongoing quality and warranty issues with the supply base.
  • Serves as business line manager for all commercial procurement issues.
  • Drives continuous improvement in all aspects of the supply chain.
  • May engage sources in low-cost countries in support of business objectives.


We are looking for a self-starter who is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. Excellent planning, project management, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Must possess exceptional oral, written, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally across all levels of the organization and with suppliers. Excellent planning, project management, and interpersonal skills are also a must.

Strong technical skills, familiarity with global souring, experience drafting and negotiating contracts, and knowledge of various manufacturing processes are desired. A working knowledge of TPS and SAP would be beneficial.

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