Commodity Manager

Ref No. EMP451468
Location Crawley, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


My client are a technical manufcaturing company based globally who have a fantastic opportunity to join there supply chain team.


Strong commodity management experience

The Job

The role will be to develop, implement and lead regional EMEA sourcing strategies which will provide superior products; optimize supply base and provide improved customer service level via speed and continuity of supply. Develop an appropriate risk mitigation strategy through an appropriate supplier network whilst reducing risk.

Provide leadership for region to ensure effective deployment of Global Sourcing strategies, including processes, systems and measures by influencing and changing to regional requirements. Review supply chain network and lead the redesign implementation to improve efficiencies and streamline processes.

Working across a highly matrixed organization this role will need to be able to work collaboratively with multiple functional teams such as Commodity Managers, Project Procurement Leads, Project Pursuits and PMO, Engineering etc. Support and drive the continuous improvements and implementation of supply chain initiatives

Salary - Competative

Location - Crawley

The roles and responsibilities are -

Research and benchamark current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges

Guide the selection, development and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet performance goals

Develop and implement strategies including supplier assesments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make Vs. buy analyses, cycle time improvements, security of supply, supplier diversity, commodity roadmaps

Lead the delivery and optimization of all regional sourcing and supply chain processes

Identify new opportunities for value add creations

Strong commercial acumen. You always have sight of the bigger picture

Required Skills:

Challenge the status quo and champions new initiatives

Paves the way for needed changes and manages implementation effectively

Use facts, data, analytical tools to evangelize change in process and behaviors

The ideal candidate for the role would be -

Degree in Engineering or Business preferred

Minimum 7 - 10 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management or related experience (in leading/managerial position)

Experience from international environment preferred

Fluent in English; knowledge of other languages represent a plus

Excellent PC skills (i.e. Microsoft office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint)

Aptitude for logical thinking with strong business acumen

Strong project management skills including analytical and problem solving capabilities

Demonstrated strategic skills and proven success working under pressure

Tact and diplomacy, interpersonal communication skills are essential

Travel is required

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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