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Local Commodity Manager

// Fort Worth, TX, USA

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.   



  • 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   

Data Management  

  • 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.   

Supplier Management   

  • 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   

Global Strategy  

  • 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.   

Commodity Strategy  

  • 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
  •     APICS – CPIM, CSCP preferred


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