The Commodity Manager will be responsible for the strategic development, implementation and continuous improvement of a competitive supply chain related to assigned commodities for all manufacturing facilities.
Initiate, develop and recognize strategic opportunities to maximize the value of the assigned commodity to both the internal and external customer.
Work with related operational areas to gain an excellent understanding of commodity applications in various operations.
Maintain an excellent communication and rapport with each manufacturing facility concerning ongoing use of assigned commodities and needs for current and future discussions/negotiations with supply base.
Work with all Commodity Managers, Operations, and Product Engineering to meet and exceed annualized cost reduction target for the Global Procurement team.
Interface with multiple functional areas within a matrix management organizational structure (e.g., Product Engineering, Plant Operations, Finance, etc.).
Provide leadership to the cross functional team involved in the resourcing, problem resolution, commodity development or negotiation strategy as needed to execute the approved supply chain strategy.
Establish strong communication and coordination with the Global Sourcing Manager. Work jointly to develop cost reduction and value enhanced procurement opportunities outside the United States.
Meet and exceed all objectives for assigned commodities. Personal objectives to clearly support Global Procurement objectives in aggregate.
Travel to manufacturing facilities as required which may include international travel.
Develop excellent knowledge concerning all facets of the supply chain from suppliers’ sources to end customer concerning manufacturing processes and final application of all assigned commodities.
Possess demonstrated skill set concerning computer-based applications such as ERP systems, inventory replenishment systems, etc. in support of negotiated supply agreements.
Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Electronic Design Service for product development negotiation experience required.
Familiarity with electronic and electrical components used for PCBAs, Wire Harnesses and Displays is preferred.
Understanding of electronic/electrical industry practices and terminology preferred.
Proven success in a self-motivating, results-oriented environment.
Excellent record of successful strategic sourcing initiatives (total cost of ownership, cost analysis, financial impacts, and time value of money).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to communicate effectively.
Demonstrated leadership skills to serve as a project lead across multiple functional areas.
Excellent computer-based skills including spreadsheet development, charting, word processing and PowerPoint capabilities.
Certification in ISM or APICS preferred.
Willingness to travel as required.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business Management
Years of Experience
Minimum of 5 years related work experience
Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.
About A. O. Smith
We are a global water technology company and one of the largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers in the world. Our water treatment business is growing rapidly in countries such as China and India, where consumers are demanding better fresh water solutions. With more than 13,400 employees at facilities in the U.S., Canada, China, Europe, I...ndia, Mexico and Turkey, we serve customers all over the world. At 142 years old, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we have a rich history and are positioned to have a bright future. If you are interested in being part of our future, we are interested in you.