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Commodity Manager
Ref No.: 17-04472
Location: Wilsonville, Oregon
Start Date: 08/28/2017
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Nationwide on this search they looked at everyone local, must have supply chain exp and setting up supply chain process.

Client: DW- Fritz
Location:Wilsonville, OR
# Position:Commodity Manager
Salary: $100k - $125k
Relocation $5-10k


DWFritz Automation, founded in 1973, has experienced rapid growth over the last 5 years and continues to grow! Since its inception, DWFritz has been producing brilliant automation solutions for our clients. Today, the market demand for automation combined with our world-class practices and cutting-edge technology places DWFritz on a trajectory to becoming a leading provider in the field of automation.

One thing that hasn't changed at DWFritz is our focus on our core values, such as "Collaborate and Share the Credit,” a value that is deeply engrained in how we work together both in our US and China facilities. Our core value "Find a Better Way” promotes innovation and openness to doing things differently. It's also the reason we have a company supported incubator program and an in-house lab.

Our World Headquarters operates from a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Our employees enjoy standing desks, a recreation room, a fitness room, and a hearty oatmeal breakfast to start each day. Our spacious lunch room is the venue for weekly All Staff meetings and our frequent "Lunch and Learns.”

DWFritz is a wonderful place to work, with unique opportunities to participate in dynamic teams, a strong sense of culture and values, and a growing company. If you are considering a new opportunity we encourage you to check us out.

Your Operations Team at DWFritz

Operations at DWFritz is a multi-functional team driven to deliver world class performance at an expeditious pace, with an ingrained culture of continuous improvement. This team works side by side with all the other functional team members at DWFritz, to deliver world class, high precision automated tools for a very dynamic and diverse top tier customer base, covering multiple industries. The team members work in a very collaborative environment, and are focused on doing what is needed to meet the customer's needs on time and budget. The environment thrives on an Integrated Product Team culture, addressing dynamic challenges with tactile execution and strategic planning, always focused on finding opportunities for improving operations, finding a better way, and exceeding our customer's expectations.

Your Challenge

As a Commodity Manager at DWFritz, you will be responsible for ensuring quality, delivery and cost of the electro-mechanical parts commodity for our project-based, high-mix, low volume environment. You will be providing strategic procurement input to the design and project management teams to deliver machines we can be proud of to our clients.

Your Responsibilities
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to propose and manage strategic sourcing activities on key commodities
  • Recommend key commodity and inventory strategies to ensure world class supply in support of business objectives
  • Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria for key commodities
  • Research and develop new supply sources where current commodity supply base is inadequate
  • Provide technical capability for responsible commodity areas in order to communicate effectively with design engineering on quality improvement topics and cost reduction/design change opportunities both internally and within the supply base
  • Monitor, manage key supplier performance metrics, including periodic business reviews with the supplier
  • Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc.
  • Maintain positive vendor relationships.
  • Maintain a positive, productive relationship with project teams.
  • Follow department policy and procedures.

Your Qualifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to gather information a fast paced environment and make the best decision based on business needs.
  • Strong negotiating, decision-making and sourcing skills required
  • Effective collaboration skills working with other departments to ensure the timeliness of product ordering and delivery.
  • Able to influence teams and people toward program's common goals and getting the job done without having full control over the resources
  • Ability to actively participate in team development and team-oriented processes and motivate others to do the same.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to achieve deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Problem solving, system and methods improvement skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Professional appearance and attitude.

Your Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent experience is required
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Working knowledge of electro-mechanical parts commodity, including PCB/PCBA, cables/cable assemblies, and other electro-mechanical parts
  • Experience with blueprints, drawings and technical specifications preferred
  • Experience in New Product Development or in a Project-Based manufacturing environment preferred
  • Prior experience in medical component procurement/commodity management required
  • Strong working knowledge of procurement best practices, processes and procedures
  • Experience in global sourcing, Asia sourcing preferred
  • Experience with Epicor ERP (Version 10+) preferred.