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Global Commodity Manager

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Generac we don't simply wait for opportunities to come to us. Our team is consistently on the lookout for new and innovative advances in our industry, which has led to our great success and company growth. We are proud to be a leader in the power generation industry and are quickly breaking ground in the Clean Energy segment. This growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture. Overview: The Global Commodity Manager is responsible for the strategic management of assigned commodities and products worldwide by working with cross-functional teams and owning the supplier process and the supplier performance. This role also manages the execution of sourcing strategies that produce tangible value through the implementation of process and projects that yield a reduced total cost of material acquisition, revenue and gross margin improvement, supply base alignment, enhanced product quality, and overall reduction of risk. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and deliver material cost productivity to the cost of goods sold leveraging continuous improvement methodologies
  • Define and communicate commodity and supplier strategies
  • Manage supplier expectations and performance, driving corrective action and improvements as prescribed using data analytics
  • Develop, negotiate, and execute agreement with suppliers that provides--
  • Champion supplier development and quarterly business reviews.
  • Define and 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.
  • Negotiate Master Supply Agreements to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure and focus on obtainment of high inventory turns.--
  • Optimize the supply chain of goods and services from our suppliers through to our customers by focusing on lead time reduction.
  • 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.
  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • 5 - 7 years' experience in Supplier Quality or Management Preferred Qualifications:
      • MBA preferred
      • Previous experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma Concepts and methodologies;
      • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • 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. Great Reasons to work for Generac:--
          • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
          • State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, caf--, free parking and many employee activities--
          • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
          • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
          • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
          • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days. Each Friday we relax in our jeans!--
          • Product loan and discount programs
          • Job specific perks if available (example: Enjoy working normal 8:00-5:00pm Monday - Friday hours) "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 Systems, Waukesha , Global Commodity Manager, Professions , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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