Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date Posted: 07-09-2018
In this role the Commodity Manager will use their strong procurement background to lead the overall strategic planning process for IT and Corporate Services sourcing and procurement. The Commodity Manager will create a collaborative environment with all stakeholders to insure alignment with the strategic plan and assist in the implementation of actions to achieve the deliverables within the strategic plan.
S/he will use their technical knowledge of IT and Corporate Services procurement expertise combined with an understanding of the Supply Chain options and the market to select suppliers based on an evaluation of total cost of ownership; purchase price, lead times, product quality, process controls, technical expertise, capacity, and the ability to provide continuous improvements.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Work to minimize supplier risk by establishing strategies for risk evaluation.
  • Research potential suppliers and compare their products, prices, and services.
  • Negotiate contracts with commodity suppliers and set up terms for price and delivery.
  • Conduct analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict future supply needs.
  • Evaluate competitive offerings on the basis of commodity and market knowledge.
  • Negotiates competitive and advantageous Supply Agreements.
  • Prepares, issues, and administers Supply Agreements/Contracts.
  • Resolves contractual disagreements and payment problems with suppliers.
  • Develops and manages effective relationship with various internal departments (i.e. procurement, engineering, marketing, customer service, manufacturing, accounting, planning/materials, and quality).
  • Generates reports on purchasing activities for upper management.
  • Develops strategies and tactics for and conducting negotiations.
  • Reviews and publishes market information and trends pertaining to assigned commodities.
  • Works with suppliers to reduce overall lead-time including but not limited VMI or consignment relationships.
Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree
  • At least five (5) years supply chain and procerment experience with at least one (1) year of commodity management expereince for IT and Corporate Services.
Preferred Qualifications (In addition to Basic Qualifications)
  • CPSM certification (if not certified you will be required to become certied within 2 years post-hire
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, negotiation, organization, leadership, contract - review and process management are required.
  • Computer proficiency with software packages Microsoft Office software suite, Excel, Word, Visio PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheet applications required (MS Word & Excel preferred). Familiarity with manufacturing resource planning software required.
  • Excellent negotiation and organization skills required.
  • Must be able to grasp technical problems and be an effective problem solver.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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