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Key Commodity Manager



Key Commodity Manager- Remote within the U.S. only

KOCH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS (KES) is looking for a Key Commodity Manager! Successful candidates will add value to the organization by delivering a global commodity strategy including total cost, OTC, and quality of delivered goods and services that will have a direct impact on business results. The Key Commodity Manager must be able to effectively work with cross-functional groups to develop and create new ideas, systems, and relationships across the organization.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Establish sourcing strategy for commodity families, in line with Supply Chain & Product Group Strategies and create partnerships with suppliers representing quality products
  • Negotiate with the group and business unit in order to get the best total cost solution in line with the targets of the organization
  • Develop sourcing strategies (3 to 5 year vision) related to the commodities/Product Group responsible for and ensuring their implementation
  • In co-ordination with Sourcing find, select and approve preferred suppliers in accordance with pre-determined criteria
  • Manage the supplier's panel (in coordination with Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Quality and Expediting)
  • Identify global and alternative strategic procurement sources in order to reduce supply costs in co-ordination with Sourcing
  • Identify new materials, technology, manufacturing techniques etc. to drive down cost and lead-time
  • Ensure compliance with negotiated agreements
  • Build cost models for the global commodities and lead cost reduction projects. 
  • Promote standardization among businesses/units. 
  • Develop existing suppliers and promote VA/VE programs. 
  • Ensure smooth relations with suppliers & businesses/units during implementation phase of contracts. 
  • Ensure links with Engineering and Project Management. 
  • Develop and own business continuity plans covering supplier's short- or long-term service disruption in co-ordination with Supplier Relationship Management. 

What You Will Need:

  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international)
  • 5+ years in commercial negotiation
  • Managerial/Leadership experience
  • Experience in identification and leading continuous improvement projects
  • Able to travel internationally 50% of the time on a global basis
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, audiences and cultures


What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain or equivalent. 
  • Multilingual
  • 7+ years’ experience in commercial negotiation
  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international)

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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