Commodity Manager

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Morson International is looking for Commodity Manager for our defence client based in Portsmouth. It's a 12 months contract , paying £35 per hour LTD.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Commodity Manager has arisen within defence company in Portsmouth. Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Define, develop, implement and manage a commodity strategy for equipment sourcing, including risk management, to optimising the value for money to meet the requirements of the internal business lines. This shall be achieved through a Multi-Functional Team (MFT) approach
  • Manage the overall business relationship with suppliers
  • Define and lead the supplier selection process
  • Manage the contracting phase or the sourcing phase and monitor global supplier performance
  • Monitor / evaluate global supplier performance, and lead development plans with suppliers


  • Leads and contributes to Procurement/ Value Creation projects & initiatives that aim at delivering the synergies and savings
  • Lead the sourcing phase and supplier selection process
  • Provide equipment supply cost commitments to business proposals
  • Lead supplier negotiation for his / her Commodity
  • Lead Multi-Functional Teams (MFT) for the commodity including improvement and cost-saving initiatives with supplier and specification optimisation
  • Develop market intelligence and maintain database
  • Establish, implement & monitor a Commodity strategy
  • Set-up and negotiate contractual agreements, with Procurement Contract support, including one-offs or spot buying or amendments, including waiver and claim management
  • Lead Supplier Evaluation Development (SED) and Vendor Management, manage suppliers relationship and defines action plan to develop strategic suppliers


  • Commodity and / or equipment procurement or project management in space environment
  • Supplier Sourcing and selection
  • Contract negotiation
  • Supplier development and relationships
  • Understand RF Payload architecture and associated technical drivers (not essential)
  • Interpersonal skills to drive projects within a cross-functional environment
  • Proactive attitude
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Autonomy

This role will involve some travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.