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Commodity Buyer
Ref No.: 18-67424
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 09/13/2018
  • Responsible for developing detailed commodity strategies.  Responsible for the procurement of  commodities worth Millions of production
  • Ensure alignment of category strategies to business requirements and objectives 
  • Lead various programs in assigned categories driving best product, process and footprint. Optimize supply base composition globally.
  • Conduct supplier contract negotiation, supplier selection and contract lifecycle management
  • Act as a center of excellence for the respective categories through complete understanding of industry, competition, future technologies and innovations etc. 
  • Responsible for overall continuity of supply and active risk mitigation.  Work with plants to resolve quality, delivery, capacity and other issues as required.
  • Support make vs buy decisions  
  • Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to categories: cost savings, raw material economics, quality, supplier rationalization, LCC % content and other agreed objectives
  • Lead monthly or quarterly category reviews with dotted line global category team across the product business units and regions. 
  • Bachelor degree required.  Master degree preferred or knowledge of materials procurement, supply chain management and planning techniques.
  • Min. 3-5 years in  HVAC/Appliance/Refrigeration/Electronic Products, engineering, large manufacturing or multi-industry global organization 
  • Min. 2 years of experience in a strategic sourcing role or Supply chain
  • Global sourcing experience 
  • Very strong negotiation skills
  • Capability to interface with senior leadership across regions both internally & externally 
  • In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices 
  • Strong MS Office skills  
  • Strong costing and analytical skills  
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other equivalent ERP systems
  • Willing to travel globally