Commodity Manager

Ref: ZR_6930_JOB  ·  Posted on 28 April 2022


Hybrid work patterns

Our client is a leading technology company focused on Defence, Aerospace and Cyber & Intelligence with sites across the UK

This role sits within their Indirect Supply Chain Management Team

The successful candidate will have a depth of experience developing and leading sourcing strategies

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Key responsibilities
  • Leads or supports cross-functional teams in conducting Make v Buy exercises and developing and deploying commodity strategies of medium complexity.
  • These strategies include:
    • Indirect spend commodities,
    • Target Return on Investment (ROI),
    • Commodity risk management,
    • Service levels, and
    • Approved/preferred suppliers.
  • Engages with Stakeholder Functional leads regarding supplier bid and selection criteria.
  • Participates in / leads supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity
  • Leverages commodity opportunities and synergies across the business
  • Ensures that strategies are in alignment with market conditions, company requirements, goals and growth plans.
  • Leverages supplier and industry capabilities in conjunction with Stakeholder functions to align functional strategies and identify gaps to link supplier capabilities with company requirements.
  • Develops Commodity Agreements
  • Develops and manages tenders. Performs or supports cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and leads negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services
  • Produces business cases/ briefing materials for management reviews
  • Works with suppliers and functional stakeholders to achieve collaborative partnering, strategic relationship management to deliver required service level KPIs
  • Establishes and manages supplier relationships to include supplier continuous improvement/development goals.
  • Executes to customer requirements including government regulations, public law and company policies and procedures.
  • Actively promotes the contributions that the function can make to achieving corporate objectives across the organisation, with stakeholders and with the supply chain
  • Continually assesses and promotes sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain
  • Utilises project management skills and techniques when managing suppliers.
  • Evaluates the challenges faced by the organisation and the supply chains and takes action to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
  • Responsible via subordinate personnel to place all non-Production requirements on suppliers in an expeditious and efficient manner in line with company policy and commodity strategies and to ensure the execution of the orders.
Skills & experience
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Subcontract Management, Procurement, Commodity management for facilities management, manned guarding services and/or utilities sourcing
  • Related degree/MCIPS or equivalent
  • Experience in managing stakeholder groups
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Able to lead or perform effectively in a multi functional team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and ability to brief at mid-management level
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements
  • Administration of delivery/acceptance/invoicing of goods and services
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating low/medium complexity non-standard agreements including Service Level requirements
  • Experience of delivering continuous improvement. Experience of problem solving and dispute resolution at mid-management level
  • Experience or knowledge of MRP, SAP and purchase order placement/ material receipt processes

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Programme management skills
  • Ability/Experience to manage a medium sized team with focus on policy and strategy implementation, along with operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the sub-function.
  • Experience in development of operational plans that generates processes and standards in support of the functional strategy and goals.
  • Experience as Control Account Manager
  • Experience of Team mate selection and Teaming Agreements
  • Experience developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management and collaborative working
  • Process improvement skillset
  • Experience of working with international suppliers/programmes

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and therefore this contract will be run through an Umbrella Company. Income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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