Commodity Manager

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Morson International is looking for Commodity Manager for our client based in Portsmouth

The main responsibility is to develop and execute a strategy for your commodity which includes supplier evaluation, supplier financial analysis, risk management, make or buy analyses, negotiations and long-term contract establishment with suppliers. You will develop a solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: cost drivers, global pricing, market and industry trends and material lead times to maintain availability of cost-effective supplies of materials, equipment and services.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
* Establish, implement & monitor a Commodity strategy for your perimeter
* Manage supplier relationships
* Lead the (Sub-) Commodity Multi-Functional Team
* Lead the bid, tender and supplier selection process
* Lead and contribute to Procurement/ Value Creation projects & initiatives that aim at delivering synergies and savings
* Lead negotiations with supplier to assure program expectations are meet
* Set-up and negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers
* Lead Supplier Evaluation Development (SED) and Vendor Management, and define action plans to develop strategic suppliers

* Degree in Engineering, Business Management or equivalent
* Proven experience in activities which have allowed you to acquire sound skills and knowledge of:
o Procurement
o Engineering
o Services
o Project Management
* Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to persuade, influence and convince
* Experience of working in a matrix environment with proven record of successful stakeholder management
* Able to anticipate, assess and mitigate risks
* Excellent skills in relationship building, team building, empowering, motivating others and conflict management
* Negotiation level of English
* Knowledge of SAP would be an asset

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a basic disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract.