Commodity Manager

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Commodity Manager

Position ID: req3390

Sector: Major Appliances North America

Functional Area: Purchasing & Sourcing

Location: Charlotte Office, 10200 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-2373 USA

Number of Openings: 1

Employment Type: Full-Time

Apply By: 4/8/2016


The Commodity Manager will be responsible to establish a commodity strategy and a globally competitive supply base. Through the use of EMA s Purchasing Process, the Commodity Manager will drive activities that deliver on assigned end to end supply base simplification and productivity goals as well as process KPIs. In addition to delivering on necessary goals, the Commodity Manager will act as a central point of contact for assigned suppliers. The responsibilities will include new business awards, business shifts, general communication/account management, coordinating and driving supplier cross qualification, development and execution of regional and global negotiations, end to end supply base simplification, and supplier accountability (measured to Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Technology targets).


* Must demonstrate extensive industry, sourcing knowledge (both foreign and domestic).

* Demonstrated ability to develop and retain strong supplier relationships with extensive negotiation skills.

* Establish cross-functional teams to develop, plan and execute a commodity strategy that ensures a competitive landscape, sustainable supply, and globally competitive pricing.

* Document and drive the supplier strategy to support qualification of new parts/materials and cross qualify new supply sources.

* Generate initiatives and projects to deliver on the required productivity targets.

* Establish strategic competitive supply chains based on total cost of ownership with consideration of globally competitive cost structures.

* Ensure EMA launches new materials and components that are consistently priced with materials and components that are in production (consistent conversion costs, raw material costs, etc.)

* Standardize the cost structure EMA pays for materials and components across the Enterprise by ensuring the materials and components are globally competitive.

* Provide indirect leadership to the site purchasing and cost-out engineering team to ensure on-time project execution & implementation of the strategy

* Conduct supplier accountability meetings by evaluating them with respect to Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Technology targets

* Manage project timelines and values to support the overall cost-out goals for the purchasing organization

* Responsible and accountable for achievement of targets as defined by management and KPI s

* Develop / Facilitate relationships with major players in the marketplace to understand and stay abreast of industry changes which may impact various business management programs as it relates to pricing / technical trends

* Support day to day Material, Quality and AP activities

* Managing spend at multiple factory locations

* Support Advanced Purchasing on new product launches as required

* On-going evaluation of component costs vs. changes in the market (component costs, design changes, supply base footprint changes, etc.)

* Lead weekly connectivity calls with purchasing agents at all EMA-NA manufacturing facilities to drive cost-outs, supplier initiatives, pricing updates, Supply chain simplification, and alignment with the strategy

* Support Advanced Purchasing on new product launches as required

* Ability to understand, communicate and enforce Electrolux Home Products policy as it pertains to supplier and internal issues.



* Five plus years experience in purchasing/procurement

* Demonstrated command of complex sourcing, negotiating, and commodity strategies

* Evidence of excellent communication skills both written and verbal

* BS degree in Engineering or Business or equivalent work experience.

* Foreign language (Spanish or Mandarin highly desirable).

* Experience in business process reengineering and program / project management

* 10% - 15% travel is required


* English

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances.

Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. In 2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and about 60,000 employees.

Electrolux has been doing business since 1919. The headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Electrolux share ELUXb is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.


Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Zanussi, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2016 Electrolux had sales of $14.1 billion ($5 billion in North America) and employed 55,000 people around the world. For more information go to

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