Commodity Manager

Reference Number: 01012019trs
Location: Kansas City, MO

Commodity Manager
Kansas City Missouri
Salary: $85-95K 


  • Identify, drive, and manage projects to reduce costs of supplied materials and achieve savings goals.
  • Continuously look for new savings opportunities through analysis of data (spend, purchase price variance, etc.) and hands on review of materials in the production areas.
  • Create and maintain savings to effectively manage projects. Lead regular meetings with cross-functional team to review project deck and drive projects to timely completion.
  • Identify and develop new suppliers and improve value-added level of existing suppliers in support of savings initiatives.
  • Monitor purchase price variances and resolve discrepancies with internal team members and suppliers.
  • Lead Request for Proposal (RFP) process with all stakeholders.
  • Work with suppliers and internal team members to qualify new parts.
  • Negotiate key items with suppliers including pricing, payment terms, lead time, and inventory programs.
  • Record and track information as required for timely and accurate measure of performance regarding sourcing activities and savings.
  • Monitor market trends, commodity pricing, and both domestic and international events that might impact supplier pricing.
  • Work with suppliers to address significant and/or systemic issues with performance (quality, delivery, warranty, etc.) as may be required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned and participate in special projects as required.


  • 4+ years of experience in sourcing/supply chain/procurement in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • Experience with Low Cost Country (LCC) sourcing strongly desired.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, is required. Proficiency using Excel at an advanced level (use financial and logical functions; work with multiple worksheets and workbooks; edit and use macros/ import and export information) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with SAP strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of skills & attributes including effective listening, gathering complete information, ensuring accuracy, problem-solving, negotiating, researching discrepancies, and handling conflict are critical. The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet compressed deadlines, and handle frequent interruptions is essential.
  • APICS or similar professional certification preferred.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy, and using it to drive decisions as well as present results and business cases to management
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrated effective leadership, and influencing skills and practices
  • Strong bias for action and results orientation
  • Ability and willingness to respond quickly and appropriately in a dynamic, fast paced work environment and the flexibility to withstand challenging situations.
  • Ability and willingness to understand and interact with diverse groups and cultures