Vertiv has a transformational opportunity for a Commodity Manager with electrical expertise. We’re looking for a sourcing expert to help significantly impact corporate financial results and drive process improvement. The critical infrastructure industry is evolving and we’re looking for commodity talent who like to take risks and are hungry for learning, problem solving, process improvement and developmental opportunities.
We’re looking for a Commodity Manager with 5+ years progressive experience in purchasing & sourcing for a manufacturing industry, preferably in a strategic environment with a mid to large size organization. Electronics expertise with the following is a plus: electro-mechanical, power switches, batteries, racks, wires, cables, connectors and cabinets.
The position is located at our global headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategically develop and implement commodity/supply chain strategies to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization.
Within the scope of the strategic sourcing process, drive cost out of the supply chain by managing the following: Commodity and negotiation strategies including Terms and Conditions Supplier selection/de-selection, evaluation and rationalization of Supply chain solutions, including supplier managed inventory (VMI), supplier consignment, safety stock levels, etc.
Employ total cost of ownership (TCO), “should be” costing, commodity benchmarking, and low cost country sourcing methodologies to drive materials’ savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives.
Deliver year over year cost savings and productivity.
Lead product development commodity strategies in line with corporate initiatives to improve supply chain efficiencies and reduce the total cost of supply chain management.
Provide commodity support to New Product Teams as required to meet target costs and establish program cost models.
Build collaborative working relationships with other Supply Chain departments to collectively optimize business performance.
Develop ongoing planning to reflect changes in the supplier and industry landscape, matching the needs of the organization, and communicate this information on an ongoing basis.
Negotiate and execute purchase orders or supplier contracts as needed to support the critical business needs.
Establish and maintain measurable key performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial (AP) performance, and material shortage elimination.
Manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels.
Manages all activities that develop relationships with suppliers.
Develops an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, via global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.
5+ years progressive experience in purchasing & sourcing with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a mid to large size organization.
Electronics expertise with the following is a plus: electro-mechanical, power switches, batteries, racks, wires, cables, connectors and cabinets.
Solid track record meeting substantial material cost reduction targets
Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering or equivalent business experience.
NAPM (A.P.P. C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification preferred
Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines.
Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements.
Internal Number: 1900001118
About Vertiv Co.
Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs around 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, visit Vertiv.com.