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Commodity Manager *REMOTE

Company: Aerotek
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Aston Carter is actively seeking a100% REMOTECommodity Manager to support the largest eCommerce company that is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Can reside out of any location but must be able to support PST hours. Description:Key Job Responsibilities: Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize competitive position Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the optimal solution and cost of ownership that meets the business goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with performance benchmarks in use Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities Act as a market intelligence provider regarding categories; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value Identify, achieve and report on savings and value targets for category sourcing activities Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category Negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions. Helping to develop long-term department strategies and significantly influencing the cross-company project development and delivery processes and standards. Keys to success in this role include sound judgement and excellent written/verbal communication skills. The candidate should be able to extract insights from data and be able to communicate appropriately.Key Performance Indicators: Earn the trust of key stakeholders to drive alignment with the business Create a category strategy in conjunction with internal customers to ensure there is a comprehensive, unified approach for the category. Achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category aligned with annual budget processes. Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings Champion standards and process improvementsAdditional Skills & Qualifications:REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Completed Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, IT, Business Analytic or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in a sourcing or supply chain management or equivalent role
  • Experience as a Commodity Manager
  • 5+ years of team leadership experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Oracle, MS tool suite and ability to learn proprietary systems
  • 5+ years of practiced analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data
  • Knowledge of the 6 steps in the sourcing process & mitigating risk
  • Ability to interface with leadership and stakeholders
  • Experience working with categories that are scoping $200+ Million
  • Experience in a strategic role VS. transactional rolePREFERRED SKILLS
    • Masters degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Operations, Human Resources or related.
    • Lean / Six-Sigma knowledge
    • Prior experience with Maintenance Repair & Operations (MRO) category management, strategy development, and global sourcing.
    • Product Management/Retail Vendor Management experience
    • Demonstrated top performance in prior role(s), with increasing levels of responsibility
    • The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills.
    • Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key client and supplier stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction.Red flags/Disqualifiers:
      • Job hoppy- having roles under a year- we need to see solid job tenure
      • Do not know the STAR method
      • In a transactional role, need individuals to be in a strategic role
      • No experience in large scale companiesAbout Aston Carter: At Aston Carter, were dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address todays workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Keywords: Aerotek, Phoenix , Commodity Manager *REMOTE, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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