Commodity Manager - Electronics

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Meggitt PLC Milwaukie, OR

Milwaukie, OR
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation
The Commodity Manager - Electronics, leads strategic procurement activities in support of direct/indirect materials and services, including evaluating and developing bids and proposals, product sourcing, supplier assessment and management, and supply base rationalization. Manage assigned suppliers to deliver world-class levels of quality and delivery performance, as well as improved total cost performance. The leader in this role must be absolutely relentless about continuous improvement.

Job Core Responsibilities

* Manage purchases by agreement, contract, kanban methodology, or discrete purchase order management for assigned commodities and suppliers. * Be the procurement single-point-of-contact for key internal stakeholders across multiple job functions including: Finance, Customer Service, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Corporate Procurement, etc.Address requests and action items, communicate, and close them accordingly. * Lead selection of suppliers in collaboration with key stakeholders, using a sound, data-driven selection process and sound decision criteria. * Manage supplier relationships and lead quarterly business account reviews for key suppliers. * Drive supplier performance, including:quality, delivery, pricing, lead times, and cash management.Collaborate with supplier quality organization on sustaining and improving supplier quality performance. * Manage category source strategy, negotiation, complex supply agreements, cost-modeling. * Work closely with key customer Sales Account Managers in organizing special bids and quotations. * Coordinate sourcing and procurement requirements during transfers from NPI into production. * Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. * Perform additional related duties as assigned. * Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required.

Job Specifications

Education : Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, Logistics, or related field required. Master's Degree preferred.

Certifications : CPIM and/or CSCP preferred.
Years Experience : 5 - 7 years of relevant experience required, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Skills :

* Experience in Lean Manufacturing and its application to supply chain management required. * SAP, or comparable ERP system, proficiency required. * Demonstrated experience sourcing and completing contract negotiations required. * Exceptional project management skills required. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. * Strong analytical skills, including statistical analysis, required. * Understanding of engineering drawings, blueprints, and BOM structures required. * Familiarity with DoD and DCMA regulations preferred. * Experience in aerospace and defense industry preferred. * Experience with interactive reverse auctions preferred.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.