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Commodity Buyer

Location: Spring Lake, Michigan
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
Commodity Buyer

DISHER is currently partnering with a growing, global material handling and logistic solutions company on their need for a Commodity Buyer in Spring Lake, Michigan. As a Commodity Buyer, you will be responsible for developing and managing commodity strategies. You will support regional manufacturing facilities while keeping in mind the organizational and operational objectives.

  • Manage all strategic sourcing activities for the commodities assigned including, analytic and financial analysis of the commodities.
  • Identify and develop strategic suppliers and implement commodity sourcing strategy for the assigned commodities with focus on driving cost reduction through negotiation, competitive leverage, outsourcing, and process improvements.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the supply base and spend metrics. This will dive into supplier capabilities, constraints and cost structures, regional issues and concerns, geographic and political risks, currency implications, duties, etc.
  • Annual setting of measurable objectives and management of process to achieve desired results. Monitor and provide data, support, and insight regarding market prices.
  • Coordinate supplier development/continuous improvement activities and initiatives. Conduct regular performance reviews with suppliers, establish improvement expectations, and follow-up on progress meeting objectives.
  • Provide improved risk management.
  • Prepare, organize, and present data clearly to various audiences including, executives, associates, and suppliers.
  • Provide project leadership, management, and support.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred. Associate’s degree also accepted.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing/industrial company in a sourcing/procurement role.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification preferred.
  • Strong negotiation experience/skills with demonstrated ability in implementing cost reduction and commodity strategies.
  • Understanding of the Strategic Sourcing Process (Opportunity Assessment; Profile Commodity; Develop Sourcing Strategy; Supplier portfolio; Select Implementation Path; Select Competitive Suppliers; Operationally Integrate Suppliers; Continuous Benchmark Supply Market).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Focus on providing excellent customer service.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Disher is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in West Michigan. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.

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