Warning This site is not recommended for Internet Explorer browsers. Please use another web browser to get a better experience.

Commodity Manager

Company : Safran Job field : Purchasing Location : Irving , Texas , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 3 years Professional status : Employees / Staff Spoken language(s) : English Fluent French Beginner Spanish Beginner Salary range : n/a

Job Description

Commodity Management – Within the scope of indirect commodities, develops request for quotations, analyzes supplier responses, negotiates and implements supplier business awards for the assigned commodities by creating commodity-level strategy and tactics to meet continuity of supply, cost reduction, low-cost country sourcing, etc. Works collaboratively with internal customers to understand and consolidate purchasing requirements from all Safran companies in the Americas. Implement and help define indirect corporate contracts, guidelines and policies. Works collaboratively with internal customers to understand and consolidate purchasing requirements from all Safran companies. Develop market intelligence and validate commodity strategies including type of management: Global, Country, Regional, and Local
Sourcing/Supply Base Development & Management– Supplier identification, evaluation, selection, performance management, supply base rightsizing, executive supplier interface, and management of single/sole source relationships.
Contract Development and Negotiation – Development and negotiation of agreements, including pricing road maps, Safran's standard terms and conditions, expectations, procurement best practices, risk mitigation, etc. Monitors supplier performance and contract execution.

Program Management– Manages key cost reduction programs. These programs could include such things as supplier changes, supplier relocations to low-cost regions, negotiations, design changes, etc. Deliver savings per the budget and forecast plan, document and report savings.

Other Responsibilities:
· Defines procedures, practices, processes and contract models (in collaboration with Legal) to best market standards for each commodity group
· Proposes improvements of tools & processes and develop purchasing maturity within the Group, fosters operational excellence
· Partners with the Senior Management Team and Safran group teams to align purchasing with the overall business strategy
· Propose and lead initiatives to constantly improve our practices, efficiency, and processes
· Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the company

· Targeted and achieved savings
· Corporate contract Implementation rate, global and within each affiliate
· % of global volume covered on contract
· Internal customer satisfaction feedback
· Internal control compliance

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience

· Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)
· Three (3) or more years of related experience to include purchasing contract negotiation, strategic sourcing and building commodity/category strategies.

Preferred Education and Experience

· Project Management experience
· Knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP is a plus
· Knowledge of French and/or Spanish languages is a plus
· Technical knowledge or Engineering background is a plus
· Managing indirect commodities (non-production)

Additional Eligibility Requirements

• Demonstrates knowledge of the procurement and supply chain industry

• Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word & Outlook

Customer Orientation
Seeks to understand customer needs and expectations; understands and delivers customer value; promotes open and frequent communications with management, suppliers and customers; and develops partnerships.

Applies knowledge and expertise to objectively represent a position. Uses appropriate analytical tools to assist in presenting ideas.

Analytical Skills
Ability to break down and analyze information and then provide sound judgment and recommendations.

Displays self-confidence, takes ownership and acts proactively to make things happen in the organization.

Ability to adopt a win-win approach to negotiation. He/she deals with conflict constructively, argues skillfully and can put forward sound contributions even in the face of opposition.

Teamwork and Collaboration
Ability to interact and adapt communication and style with personnel from all levels of company.

Specificity of the job

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Locate your future workplace

2201 W. Royal Lane Irving, TX  75063


Texas United States

Copy Address
employees worldwide
Number of countries where Safran is located
business area families