Basic Function: The Commodity Manager is responsible for all sourcing and procurement activities to ensure the appropriate supply base is being utilized and that all efficiencies are being recognized. This position will lead a commodity team to ensure that the right parts conform to all drawings and specifications.
PPRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Follow all office safety policies
Ensure compliance with all shop floor safety regulations when participating in activities within any production, logistics, warehousing, or staging areas.
Ensure compliance with all RECARO policies, procedures, and work instructions
Ensure compliance with any regulatory or governing body to include, but not limited to, AS9100, EN9100, ISO9001, ISO14001, FAA, EASA, Airbus, or Boeing
Manage operational metrics to ensure PO’s are placed on time and goods are received on time and in full.
Manage all cost initiatives to completion to align with company strategy and goals.
Ensure monthly reviews are conducted with key suppliers to monitor cost, quality, schedule, risks, capacity, and forecast.
Communicate supplier performance across the global supply chain
Manage all mitigation and recovery plans
Participate on the global supply chain strategy committee to establish best practices
Support RECARO global sourcing strategy to include sourcing in low cost countries, mitigation of exchange rate risk, and cost savings targets
Negotiation and Supplier Selection
Ensure sourcing board meetings are being held on a regular basis to evaluate quotes and oversee the award of business in RECARO’s best interest.
Ensure the RECARO global commodity strategy is being executed in accordance with the plan set out for RAU
Collaborate with all functional teams as well as other business units to achieve all business goals as well as supply chain strategies.
Manage supply base and maintain partnerships with suppliers while communicating performance metrics and scorecards on a regular basis
Implement best practices within the purchasing organization to establish lean operations to maximize efficiencies
Collaborate with other functional areas to align strategies and operations to meet company goals
The Commodity Manager is also responsible to develop, implement and regularly update a regional sourcing strategy for the specific commodity in cooperation with other Recaro sites.
Bachelor’s degree Supply Chain or related field, two (2) years of experience in procurement or related field may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college
Willing and able to travel throughout the United States and internationally as required.
8-10 years of experience in Purchasing, Materials Management, Supply Chain, or related field
2-5 years of experience leading teams
Certificates and Licenses:
Six Sigma – Green, Black, or Master Black belt preferred