The objective of this position, in Rockwell's Indirect Sourcing area, is to achieve year-on-year improvement in total cost, quality, and service for a portfolio of medium dollar, medium volume/ transaction commodities. The Commodity Manager in this space will assist a Sourcing Manager (Indirect/IT) and be responsible for annual spend of approx $300 million. The commodities under direct management are Software (internal and external) and some IT Services, Hardware, and Telecom.
The Commodity Manager role is accountable for execution and implementation of the sourcing and supplier management strategies utilizing cross-functional strategic sourcing teams (made up of Commodity Project Managers, Purchasing Managers, Engineers, Operations Managers, Quality Managers and Marketing Managers). The manager will facilitate activities focusing on the localization strategies of our global supply base.
The position will require close working relationships with Senior Management, functional leaders specifically in areas IT, Engineering Services, and Operations.
Key responsibilities include:
Leading/participating in the development of sourcing strategies for the Commodities listed in the Position Summary (IT/Software).
Managing implementation of sourcing strategies;
Managing strategic interaction with key suppliers;
Measuring/tracking internal performance within each spend category and defining budgetary impact;
Monitoring strategy implementation, contract compliance and customer satisfaction;
Developing an understanding of assigned leverage categories.
Prior work experience of 3+ years in strategic sourcing and/or supply chain
Previous experience managing, implementing, or negotiating Software Agreements
Strong team leader/contributor, comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams
Basic knowledge of indirect commodities (e.g. IT, Travel, Contract Labor, Professional Services, Consulting)
High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish new approaches to reduce TCO
Possess a knowledge in strategic sourcing, supply-chain, manufacturing and operational procurement
Exceptional problem solving and project management skills
Ability to work independently and in a matrix environment
Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization including Senior Leadership
Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers
Excellent knowledge in data architecture and management
Deep expertise in data management and warehousing (MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, SharePoint), SAP,)
Strong project management and quantitative skills
Operations & Engineering Services
Supply Chain and Operations
Mayfield Heights - Ohio, Milwaukee - Wisconsin
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