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Commodity Manager Indirect/Packaging/Logistics in North Canton, OH at UCI International Talent Network

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

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Job Description

Business Unit: ASC Industries, Inc.

Job Title: Commodity Manager Indirect/Packaging/Logistics

City:Canton State: OHIO                                                  



This position’s purpose is to manage all sourcing activities associated with a set of specific products, commodities, and/or components. Creating and implementing sourcing strategies that provide a competitive advantage is vital to the success in the position. The outcome of implementing the sourcing strategies will be a supply base for the product/commodity set that is world class in the industry in terms of quality, cost, and delivery.

Essential responsibilities include: 

  • Managing all indirect commodities: including Capex, Corporate Services, Energy, IT, MRO and Plant Services;
  • Manages all Packaging commodities including:  corrugated, folding cartons, pallets and secondary packaging;
  • Manages an annual spend of $25M; about 300 suppliers
  • Develops cost reduction strategies for each commodity and supplier
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing cost savings that drive EBITDA improvement; develop cost reduction strategies for each commodity and supplier
  • Evaluates and selects new suppliers; issues RFPs, negotiates contacts
  • Conducts VA / VE analysis and presents findings to management team
  • Supports New Product introduction from Sales team
  • Manages supplier facing issues related to cost, quality and delivery

*Will perform other duties as assigned.

**Must be able to travel internationally**

REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Certifications, Skills)

• Bachelor’s Degree; Master's Degree preferred
• 7-10 years of Procurement/Supply Chain experience
• Experience with Microsoft Office
• Experience partnering with management, suppliers, and staff in a team based environment
• Strategic Thinker – short and long term strategies within category or product line, along with implementation and execution of those strategies.
• Self-motivated; ability to work both independently and as a team
• Strong communications skills (verbal and written)
• Energetic, positive, polished, unquestioned ethics, results oriented, and the ability to adapt with changes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Certifications, Skills)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or similar field of study
  • Experience in Purchasing, preferably within automotive
  • Proven experience in supplier negotiations, including preparing and administering long-term agreement
  • Proven effectiveness in working in a global, multicultural environment
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate concisely at all levels inside and outside of the company
  • Strong ability to lead, communicate and act in a multicultural and cross-functional environment; 
  • Action oriented with a proven track record of achieving business goals
  • Team builder, motivator and team player
  • Strategic thinker; uses creative and innovative problem solving approach to achieve Key Success Factors
  • High personal and professional integrity
  • As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.



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