Commodity Manager

  • by White Label Recruitment
  • Location Preston, Lancashire, UK
  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000 / year
  • 128 days ago
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Job Description:

I am working with an Engineering company in Preston who are looking to recruit a Strategic Commodity Manager on a permanent basis.

This person will be responsible for circa £50M spend across a range of Engineering categories.


The day to day duties include: -


  • Management of multifunctional teams both internally and externally concentrating on cost, negotiation, sourcing and product change within a complex supplier package.
  • Achievement and reporting of Company targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement.
  • Development of partnership relationships with vendors within the package.
  • Work with suppliers to implement Cost Management Programme and ensure Six Sigma projects are defined and implemented.
  • Understand commodities managed at multiple levels and develop short, medium and long term commodity strategies.
  • Manage a complex and varied workload, ensuring attention is maintained on key actions.


The Candidate should have the following experience: -


  • Degree (Essential).
  • To ideally have worked in an Engineering / Automotive environment.
  • Very strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Good commercial awareness.
  • Must be a good communicator with a flexible, self - managing approach to workload and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Confident presenter at senior management level.
  • Good Quality, Engineering, Process and Materials background.
  • CIPS Membership (Desirable).
  • Self-motivated, flexible and team player with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable administrative and IT skills.
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt (Desirable).
  • Driving License
  • Passport - Willing to travel on a regular basis and prepared to spend time away from home & abroad.


My client are offering a competitive salary of £40,000 - £45,000 + 25 days holiday + other benefits.


To apply please send your most up to date CV today.

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation No
  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Educational level Bachelor's Degree