of the position:
Global Commodity Manager is to support the global, overarching commodity
strategy and execution of global spend. Candidates
will be selected based on their overall functional strategic sourcing
competency and experience.
candidate will work under the direction of the Director of Global Sourcing and
will engage site stakeholders to support various category strategies. He or She will also work closely with site
transactional purchasing personnel to align the strategies with site
execution. Furthermore, the candidate
will support core supplier relationships with a mandate to meet organizational
standards in respect to quality, service, technical support, and best
candidate will have proven product and market knowledge relative to one or more
of the commodities and will be well versed in functional strategic sourcing practices. Being well versed in numerous industrial
commodities will be an advantage.
work site location is Chicago, IL or Michigan City, IN and will require travel
to manufacturing site locations, supplier meetings or tradeshows/events as
needed. Up to 35% domestic and
international travel is required.
role will include the following responsibilities and requirements:
effective links with global stakeholders within the brand verticals,
manufacturing sites and core supplier contacts.
This includes the ability to manage and communicate to stakeholders
across various levels, functions, countries and cultures.
strategic sourcing services and lead specific category projects, as directed.
to specific cost reduction targets.
an understanding of the commodity market conditions and trends and support category
strategies with the correct level of analytical rigor.
the impact of the business's strategy on the future requirements of the
the strategy delivers ‘best value’ based on a combination of quality, service
and cost, and that the strategic sourcing process is applied consistently and
procurement tenders and work in conjunction with the legal unit to ensure the
contract’s appropriateness for locations and relevant laws.
periodic supplier business reviews that includes criteria to measure supplier
performance in terms of cost, risk, stakeholder satisfaction, technical
support, supplier delivery/quality performance, investment, and continuous
appropriate relationships with suppliers to maximize value to the business.
improvement to existing processes, systems, practices and procedures.
consistent strategic sourcing processes and e-procurement tools (such as reverse
auctioning) and understand the best applications for the use of specific tools.
- BS Degree in Engineering, Supply
Chain, Business Administration or other relevant degree program. Advanced degree preferred.
5-10 years manufacturing or procurement experience in an industrial equipment
level of commercial negotiations and contract management with demonstrated
class project management skills and strategic planning experience.
business and cultural experience.
to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
(internal/external) and across global nationalities and cultures.
level of expertise in the use of analytical tools such as Excel and ERP
to self-motivate, multi-task and work independently as part of a geographically
dispersed, virtual team.
interpersonal skills and professional demeanor with energy and a sense of
to travel on a domestic and international basis.
- Candidate must work well in a team
environment while being a self-starter.
- Strict attention to detail.
- Not satisfied with the Status Quo.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks
efficiently and thoughtfully on a daily basis.
- Must be results-oriented, high
energy and a representative of the Sullair Values.
- No direct reports currently.
The successful candidate is responsible
for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing
the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety
rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to
meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.
This description is to serve as a
guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with
business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's
Sullair is an equal opportunity
employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender,
sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status,
physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable
law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or
other conditions of employment.