KOCH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS (KES) is looking for a Key Commodity Manager for Raw Materials! Successful candidates will add value to the organization by delivering a global commodity strategy including total cost, OTC, and quality of delivered goods and services that will have a direct impact on business results.
The Global Commodity Manager must be able to effectively work with cross-functional groups to develop and create new ideas, systems, and relationships across the organization.
This role can be based at any KES location in EMEAI or APAC.
What You Will Do In Your Role
Establish sourcing strategy for commodity families, in line with Supply Chain & Product Group Strategies and create partnerships with suppliers representing quality products
Negotiate with the group and business unit in order to get the best total cost solution in line with the targets of the organization
Develop sourcing strategies (3 to 5 year vision) related to the commodities / Product Group responsible for and ensuring their implementation
In co-ordination with Sourcing find, select and approve preferred suppliers in accordance with pre-determined criteria
Manage the supplier's panel (in coordination with Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Quality and Expediting)
Identify global and alternative strategic procurement sources in order to reduce supply costs in co-ordination with Sourcing
Identify new materials, technology, manufacturing techniques etc. to drive down cost and lead-time
Ensure compliance with negotiated agreements
Build cost models for the global commodities and lead cost reduction projects.
Promote standardization among businesses / units.
Develop existing suppliers and promote VA / VE programs.
Ensure smooth relations with suppliers & businesses / units during implementation phase of contracts.
Ensure links with Engineering and Project Management.
Develop and own business continuity plans covering supplier's short- or long-term service disruption in co-ordination with Supplier Relationship Management.
The Experience You Will Bring
Proven experience in strategic sourcing (national and international) and in commercial negotiation
Managerial / Leadership experience
Experience in identification and leading continuous improvement projects
Able to travel internationally 50% of the time on a global basis
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate at all levels, audiences and cultures
What Will Put You Ahead
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain or equivalent.
Knowledge of other languages
International markets experience of metallic raw materials and global commodity markets.