This is a great opportunity to join us as a Global Commodity Manager in our Global Business Center in Bucharest.
In this role you will direct and control the material purchasing efforts of the Commodity, manage commodity supply base to achieve corporate objectives on supplier rationalization, cost, quality, and delivery performance, develop and execute global / regional commodity strategy, oversee the sourcing and contract negotiation process and provide support to cross functions, plants and direct reports.
The Global Commodity Manager will direct and control the commodity (of his responsibility) direct material purchasing efforts of the Braking business associated with 11 manufacturing sites and an annual spend in excess of $200M.
Position supervises 6 direct reports. As the Braking business unit (BU) purchasing expert, you will understand and effectively communicate global business trends and drivers and commodity needs and trends for the BU.
Lead BU team to execute and define commodity strategies that achieve corporate, purchasing & BU objectives.
As BU commodity purchasing expert, interpret and communicate global business trends, commodity needs and drivers, including technological and business footprints
Drive supply base rationalization, development & spend management / segmentation for : geographic considerations, Best Cost Country (BCC) / BU / plant-specific need new technologies, marketing / product strategies and cost management goals
Support BU strategy meetings in the respective commodity areas
Balance financial objectives across BU and Commodity scope, as necessary
Drive the business plan, forecast and strategic plan
Serve as check point for Plan development, forecasts and reconciliation
Require recovery mechanisms for cost drivers when necessary
Drive direct materials Purchasing metrics cross-functionally within the BU
Escalate unresolved strategic conflicts within and between BU and direct materials Commodity
As Supplier Relationship Escalation Manager support and direct the development of Supplier Partnerships / Strategic alliances as necessary to support and enhance commodities strategies in the field of direct materials
Serve as pre-escalation point before Director level for resolution of direct materials supplier relationship issues on BU level
Understand key Suppliers for each direct materials commodity within BU preferred & developmental, fostering supplier executive relationships where applicable and alligned with or in support of Commodity Strategy
Provide cross-functional support within BU including Engineering, Operations, Logistics, HR
Negotiate and support all direct purchasing opportunities (future & current) to create the highest leverage across commodities within the BU
Set, communicate and measure goals and objectives for direct materials Purchasing BU team
Ensure team objectives support / enhance Tenneco corporate objectives
Use goals / objectives to balance for direct materials purchasing BU team
Remove roadblocks / resolve issues within direct materials purchasing BU that impede achievement of team objectives
Facilitate corporate communication / requirements in the area of direct materials as appropriate
Ensure commodity strategies incorporate Advanced Technology knowledge to help set direction technological roadmaps
Define and execute skill sets to achieve Purchasing goals and objectives
Balance resources to accommodate plant-specific and geographical commodity requirements.
Execute HR responsibilities as required (performance reviews, personnel issues, training, etc.).
Travel to suppliers and other Tenneco facilities as required for this position
The authority to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to the product, process and quality system and the authority to stop further work on non-conforming suspect product until the deficiency or conditions have been corrected
Capable of providing support as requested by supervisor
What will make you successful
Bachelors Degree in Business / Materials Management or Logistics required
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Purchasing / Procurement and / or a Materials Management related field with a preference towards high volume manufacturing related industries
Strong, demonstrated background and proven experience with high level supplier negotiations and materials management.
Possess ability to assess supply market trends and characteristics
Excellent interpersonal, communication, persuasive, leadership and negotiation skills
Ability to work across a variety of cultures and mindsets in a team environment across all corporate functions : engineering, marketing, purchasing, production
Strong understanding of the key success factors of efficient global supply chain management
Lean thinking mindset, desirably extra focus on improving production, logistic, etc. processes
Self-motivated, result driven, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
A system thinker able to understand and respond to the broad needs of internal customers
Solid analytical skills (including cost structure analysis), innovative thinking with excellent follow-up and attention to detail
Good legal awareness, ability to negotiate contracts
Proficiency in spoken and written English, proficiency in other languages a plus
Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), knowing SAP is an additional asset
What we offer
We want to make you feel welcomed, challenged and inspired and so we’ve made sure to carefully put together a blend of benefits meant to boost your health and well-being, to ensure your personal and professional growth and also your integration in a pleasant day-to-day working environment.
What you can expect next
Our team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager.
We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.
We are committed to the safety and health of our employees. We adhere to social distancing recommendations and other protocols, ensuring a safe work environment for all.