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Global Commodity Manager - Indirect

Company: Generac Power System, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Global Commodity Manager - Indirect Company Generac Power Systems Name Global Commodity Manager - Indirect Req # 54926 Location Waukesha CORP Employment Type Full Time Shift 1st Do you want to be part of something bigger? For more than five decades, Generac has designed and manufactured diesel, natural gas, and bi-fuel generators---but we did not stop there! As we continue to grow both in size and in technological advances, we are pushing past the norm and pathing a way for the future. We are not simply satisfied with what is working now, instead we challenge ourselves and continue to be a leader in our industry. The Indirect Commodity Manager is responsible for the strategic management of assigned commodities,products, and services worldwide by working with cross-functional teams and owning the supplier relationship and supplier performance. This role will be specifically focused on indirect spend with an emphasis on office, staffing, and Information Technology spend. This role is responsible for the execution of sourcing strategies that produce tangible value through the reduced total cost of acquisition, revenue and gross margin improvement, supply base alignment, and overall reduction of business risk. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Define, design, develop and implement an indirect sourcing strategy that will deliver productivity year-over-year.* Champion supplier development and regular business reviews.* Define and regularly communicate the commodity strategy.* Ensure that all procurement is in compliance with all applicable regulations and laws related to procurement practices and in accordance with standard practices.* Evaluate current and new suppliers to develop and improve service levels in search of continuous improvements regarding total cost and efficiency.* Lead multi-site negotiations for business terms and develop contracts for the supply of products and services with new and existing suppliers. Collaborate with other functions in regards to contractual terms.* Author and negotiate Master Supply Agreements to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure* Focus on key and strategic suppliers to improve supplier performance, reduce cost and receive consistent quality products and/ or services.* Support procurement of software and services for contingent workforce, benefits, real estate, facilities, recruiting, marketing, design, food services, travel, rewards, L&D and other misc categories/commodities* Support IT procurement for required businesses including but not limited to: Project support around Software, Hardware, Software Engineering, Managed Communications and Software as a Service (SAAS)* Researches best practices across a variety of industries and disciplines and translates into relevant actions for improvements* Participate and/or lead cross-functional teams related to quality, price, inventories and availability of materials.* Report on supplier and commodity market analysis by monitoring trends.* Participate in Supplier quality audits for conformance to corporate requirements.* Own and update the supplier scorecards.* Ensure internal customers adhere to the procurement processes.* Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned. Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor Degree in related field OR equivalent experience within a similar working environment;* 5 - 7 years experience in Supplier Quality or Management;* Ability to travel internationally 30% of the time. Additional Qualifications: * Demonstrated skills in cost reduction and bidding techniques to maximize value;* Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers;* Thorough knowledge of purchasing techniques including strategic supplier concepts;* Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment;* Knowledge of supplier contracts, product conformity, quality tool box, and problem solving methodologies;* ERP knowledge. Preferred Qualifications: * MBA preferred;* Previous experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma concepts and methodologies;* Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to travel internationally 30% of the time. "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power System, Inc, Waukesha , Global Commodity Manager - Indirect, Accounting, Auditing , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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