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Commodity Manager

Company : Safran Cabin Job field : Purchasing Location : Huntington Beach , California , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 8 years Spoken language(s) : English Fluent Salary range : $79,960 - $125,650 USD

Job Description

Responsible for the Commodity Strategy
• For a defined list of commodities, establishes the Commodity strategy with the full involvement of the other Operating Sites of the Branch, as applicable.
• Defines the sourcing and supplier base strategy (Make or Buy, consolidation, reduction, development of new source).
• Reports, communicates on a regular basis the strategy progress and outputs at the Branch and Divisions leadership levels.
• Consolidates all data related to the commodity from the Sites. Stays abreast of all innovations and technical evolutions with the view to integrate into a supplier management and contractual relationship.
• Builds the planning, KPIs assessment related to the strategy.
• Ensures follow-up of the strategy commodity implementation within the site level.
• For commodities, is the referent externally and internally
Consolidation of data related to the common Strategic Suppliers
• Drives market analysis, outlooks and competition analysis, Turn-Over evolution and dependency ratios from the different sites and for the Branch.
• Gathers and updates the supplier data.
• Operational Performance at each Site:
• On Time Deliveries (SOTD including VLD)
• Quality of the deliveries (SNCR)
• Consolidates the annual Purchasing Performance achieved related to their commodity and builds the visibility on 3 out years.
• Leads with the support of Supplier Development team the risks analysis - including follow-up of the mitigation plan.
• Provides a consolidated picture updated before each Performance Review.
Management of the Suppliers Contractual Relationship
• Prepares and processes Global RFQ: includes the needs and volumes of the concerned sites in the commodity.
• Negotiates the LTA and defines the acceptable Terms and Conditions applicable with support from Branch Contracts.
• Prepares and gets the approval for global sourcing decisions.
• Gets the contract signed by the applicable Legal entities.
• Checks the provisions of the contract are applied and respected by the Sites.
• Twice per year, consolidates the forecast volumes and checks compliance with the allocated volumes.
• Leads an annual capacity survey towards the suppliers on at least a 12 months forecast with the consolidated volumes forecast for all Branch Sites.
• Triggers requests on quality/capacity/process audits and dedicated countermeasures.
• Following escalation processes in place, supports projects/tactical buyers when issues arise with the suppliers.
• Manages the non-performance penalties application with the different sites.
• Communicates and reports monthly to the Branch Strategic Purchasing VP.

Complementary Description

The Commodity Manager is responsible for the Commodity Strategy that will be or will have been established for assigned commodities in the Branch and will oversee a group of strategic suppliers that constitute the Safran Cabin supply base.

The Commodity Manager defines, deploys and governs, in full alignment with the Branch Strategic Purchasing vision & strategy, the strategic supplier base primarily referenced 'Preferred or Essential' according to the applicable Supplier Status management Group procedures, working closely with the needs of the Purchasing managers from the Branch Operating Sites. The Commodity Manager settles and concludes the Negotiation Terms, Performance and Long Term Agreement on behalf of the Branch Legal entities. The Commodity Manager builds and leads the Suppliers Performance Review and Commodity Strategy Reviews and reports on a regular basis in the dedicated Strategic Purchasing Committee. In the frame of the mission entrusted to him, the Commodity Manager reports directly to the Branch Strategic Purchasing VP.

The expected salary range for this position is between $79,960 - $125,650 USD. Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, education, and other factors permitted by law.

Job Requirements

Monitoring of the Suppliers Performance
• Reviews non-conformance reports written against his/her suppliers and relays information to them.
• Organizes, defines frequency and prepares the Supplier Performance Review Meeting. In this context, ensures coordination with the sites, Purchasing Quality, Supplier Development Team, Engineering and Program when relevant.
• Supports the Supplier Development team and the Supplier Quality team, as needed, when the implementation of Operational Excellence initiatives at the supplier (SOTD, VLD, SNCR) are triggered.
• Collaborates for innovation: in the development of supplier‘s offers on a technological aspect according to Program/new project's needs.
Performance Measurement
• Efficiency of the mission:
o Evolution of the Operational performance of the suppliers and for all the Business Units concerned in the Branch : SOTD, VLD,SNCR
o Implementation of Agreements with Suppliers
o Annual Cost reduction with the suppliers
o All the above elements to be in line with the Branch targets
• Monthly reports at the Purchasing Committee.
• Develops the relationship with the Supplier as a partner

Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: At least 8 years in the position of Strategic Buyer or Manager, other Commodity Manager role or related function
Computer Skills:
• Advance knowledge Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Other Skills:
• Strong knowledge of the Purchasing Process and Supplier Quality Assurance
• Strong knowledge of the technologies and process of the suppliers in their commodities.
• Negotiation skills and capability to adapt
• Good understanding of ERP systems principles
• Notions of Legal
• Management of business relationship for the internal network: openness, listening skills, understand specificities but oriented on global optimization of the results.
• Fluent communication in English, another European language a plus.
• Must know the market linked to the Commodity and understand its technical and technological aspects, as such being an expert in the category.
• Act as a resource for less experienced Commodity Managers

Specificity of the job

*Traveling may be required.

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