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Commodity Manager- Automotive

Ref no. BHN571678
Salary £55,000/annum
Location City of Preston, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client, a prominent figure in the Automotive world, is seeking to appoint a Commodity Manager.

Key skills required for this role

Manufacturing, Automotive, Mechanical, Supply Chain, MRP, ERP, Procurement, Technical


Automotive manufacturing procurement experience

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead management of high-value commodity packages and develop suppliers to align with total cost sourcing decisions and company requirements.
  • Drive the achievement of targets related to cost control, quality improvement, and lead time reduction.
  • Cultivate partnership relationships with vendors
  • Develop comprehensive commodity strategies and lead cost reduction projects.
  • Manage a varied workload efficiently to keep focus on key priorities.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience in senior buying and commodity management within procurement supply chains.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, and influencing skills coupled with excellent commercial awareness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, managing complex negotiations and present to senior management.
  • Good understanding of quality, engineering processes and materials.
  • A degree qualification is essential, CIPS membership is desirable, and Six Sigma Greenbelt certification is advantageous.


  • Opportunity to join a professional, innovative and safe work environment with substantial autonomy and responsibility.
  • Defined contribution pension scheme, medical scheme covering dental, optical and outpatient provisions.
  • Extensive personal growth opportunities through education programs and training courses.
  • A supportive work culture which encourages and facilitates professional development.
  • Standard working hours with competitive annual leave entitlement.

If you are a dynamic professional with a solid background in procurement and commodity management looking to enhance your career in a leading, innovative company, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career path where growth potential is supported and encouraged.

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