Senior Commodity Manager


Our client is currently seeking a Senior Commodity Manager for direct materials. This position manages adhesives, sealants, tapes, metal fasteners as well as contract manufacturing. This position requires managing both internal customer and external supplier relationships and developing sourcing strategies and negotiating supply agreements to ensure our client maintains a competitive manufacturing cost position. The person in this role typically holds the responsibility for $80M - $85M in spend. He or she will report directly to a senior supply chain manager who supports our client’s commercial roofing business.
• Develop and implement sourcing strategies
• Identify respective supply bases and related market dynamics
• Negotiate supply agreements and develop executive summaries for review with the appropriate executive leadership team members for approval
• Develop and manage internal and external relationships
• Lead cross-functional teams as necessary to develop business case for alternate materials, strategies
• Provide technical aspect of sourcing needs
• Ensure uninterrupted and sustainable supply of raw materials and Value-Added Contract Manufacturing Services to facilities and Customers
• Develops projects and programs to meet cost savings targets and strategies to achieve lower total cost of ownership in commodities managed
Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree which is either technical related or supply chain/non-technical degree with relevant experience
• Minimum of 7 years of increasing responsibility in supply chain / sourcing positions and/or relevant experience with commercial roofing products
• Exhibits a history of strong business acumen
• Effective collaboration, communication and presentation skills
• Ability to travel approximately 30%

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
• Demonstrates detailed knowledge of commodity management
• Ability to produce, analyze, and interpret complex metrics and modeling associated with financial, cost, and performance metrics of supply chain activities
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Demonstrate ability to create and negotiate supply agreements
• Working knowledge of SAP
• Ability to create raw material sourcing strategies
• Ability to effectively function in multi-cultures
• Experience with commercial roofing products

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