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Commodity Manager - Raw Materials & Fabrications

Location: Hoofddorp, NL, Netherlands
Date Posted: 10-07-2017
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement the procurement strategy of assigned goods and services from suppliers, specific to reducing cost and finding synergies among the divisions commodity group and meeting operational needs. The candidate must be willing and able to lead coordination with suppliers in the areas of New Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing and Materials, making the best decisions for the division and the corporation. This individual will be energetic and will have a positive influence on the organisations sourcing requirements through lean thinking, problem solving, negotiating, communication and stakeholder leadership in order to meet the department, divisional and corporate sourcing goals. This position is based in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands and reports to the EMEA Strategic Manager, GPSC.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish and implement a sustainable sourcing strategy for raw materials and fabs, which will include source selection, supply base rationalisation and choosing suppliers for services and materials to meet the established requirements and the goals.
  • Develop and implement plans to meet yearly total acquisition cost reduction goals in conjunction with sourcing strategy.
  • Reduce the delivery, quality and cost risk during transitions and supplier transitions and changes.
  • Effective and precise dealings with engineering on new product development.
  • Ensure compliance to rules and regulations as outlined by the division and in the corporate policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and maintain a high level of performance professionalism in carrying out the goals of the department, division and corporation.
  • Communicate and work as a team with the Corporate Commodity Managers and Operations Purchasing teams and other management as needed.
  • Manage workflow of the purchasing area in the absence of a divisional purchasing/materials manager. 

  • At least 5 years of related procurement experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics or Supply Chain Management (or similar/equivalent)
  • Experienced with buying steel
  • Prior experience in procurement in area of Access Equipment, Construction or Automotive industries is desirable
  • Fluent with English. Knowledge of Romanian is advantageous.
  • Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and/or Project Management experience desired specifically in regard to the purchasing, materials, and/or manufacturing area.
  • In depth knowledge of strategic supply chain management and purchasing processes.
  • Proven skills in implementation and consensus building.
  • Positive, team oriented attitude, prior team leadership experience is advantageous.
  • Significant travel (in Europe) is required.
Desired Competencies
  • Strategic minded & hands-on; proactive & takes initiative; translate company strategy and apply to market & vendor selection.
  • Excellent Negotiation skills.
  • First rate Communication skills: able to communicate efficiently cross-functionally and on a global scale.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills: analyse situations and react in timely manner, detail focused and possess strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyse suppliers' financial figures.
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