Sr. Commodity Manager

52 Discovery, CA 92618

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Logistics Job Number: 16755 Pay Rate: $45 - $55/hour based on experience

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Senior Commodity Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a commodity strategy or strategies that support and enhance the company’s material objectives. This position evaluates supply base and technologies in order to keep Engineering and Operations aware of market trends and changes. This position also develops and executes commodity strategies for key commodities. This position may have commodity manager(s) as direct reports. The incumbent must possess a clear understanding of the business and technical aspects of the internal Supply Chain procurement/processing/master scheduling functions in order to: organize, develop and manage lean material flow to successfully and efficiently deliver materials to production from an end-to-end ‘procure to pay’ perspective. The incumbent will also provide key leadership involving strategy creation, improvement of core processes, managing complex projects, etc. The incumbent must rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, while also utilizing a wide degree of creativity and latitude.


This job reports to: Vice President, Supply Chain
Reporting directly (or indirectly) to this position may include the following job titles: Commodity Manager(s)

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Participate as a leader or materials team member in new process and product development;
  • Complete supplier and cost/benefit analysis in order to select the best supplier and optimum supply chain;
  • Create cost models for key commodity areas of responsibility;
  • Plan, develop and implement tailored development plans for strategic supplier and potential suppliers;
  • Continually optimizing supply chain in respect to price, inventory, continuity of supply (COS), term and conditions;
  • Ensure adherence to internal standards and practices;
  • Identify means to improve efficiencies/speed of routine work; lead efforts to implement change;
  • Provide regular feedback to manager and direct reports as applicable – promote strengths, identify areas for improvement within the supply chain;
  • Work with team to develop practices that enhance teamwork, efficiency and effectiveness; 
  • Build consistent team understanding of objectives, standards, procedures; develop regular and open means of supplier communication (QBR’s, status reports, conference calls);
  • Provides data in multiple formats (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.) to management team as required;
  • Help establish work schedules with realistic milestones and resources – help resolve resource conflicts;
  • Collaborate with buyer/planners to successfully and efficiently deliver products to our customers;
  • Some travel is required;
  • Perform special projects as requested;

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ten or more years of experience in a related technology field, or in a related area;
  • Five years of related management experience;
  • Must be a team player committed to working in a quality environment;
  • Strong demonstrated communication, negotiation and customer satisfaction skills;
  • Some domestic and international travel required;
  • Extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of purchasing and negotiating;
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures;

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience utilizing the Agile system;
  • Prior experience with ERP Systems (e.g. Oracle, other) with an emphasis on MRP systems

Bachelor's degree in area of specialty from an accredited college/university is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Alexis Cabero
Branch Manager

As Branch Manager, Alexis Cabero focuses on identifying talent for a variety of industries including medical devices, administrative support, customer service, engineering, and human resources. Graduating from The University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Arts and Digital Media, Alexis’ recruiting career began in 2014 while staffing for assisted living facilities, where she matched passionate healthcare professionals to provide personal non-medical care for home care clients. Alexis is passionate about helping others recognize their potential, and does so by using a thorough discovery process with her candidates to better understand what areas they excel in and providing opportunities exclusive to Marquee Staffing.

While out of office, Alexis enjoys spending her free time with family and her five dogs.

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