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Commodity Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Southfield
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Commodity Manager Tracking Code -846 Job Description Tenneco, Inc. has recently acquired Federal Mogul. The strategic combination of Tenneco's Ride Performance business with Federal-Mogul's Motorparts business will establish a global aftermarket leader with an impressive portfolio of some of the strongest brands in the aftermarket including Monroe, Walker, Wagner, Champion, Fel-Pro and MOOG. The company's broader aftermarket product coverage, stronger distribution channels, and enhanced channel development will strengthen its position in established and high growth markets (China and India), and drive success through new mobility models and capturing evolving e-commerce opportunities. We are looking for a Commodity Manager. This position interacts with numerous functions within the organization. Required to develop a budget for their category spend base. This person will understand the global market, new trends, new technologies and value chain. They will be responsible for developing and implementing specific category strategies: development and execution of long term supply strategies, landed cost modeling, supplier suggestion process, support BTM or MTB, lead global negotiations and evolve as the single point of contact. This position will successfully establish supplier development programs and build long supply relationships to maximize the value of incumbent vendors as well as to investigate, identify and recommend alternative sources to meet total supplier performance expectations. The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Lead the development of commodity strategies, sourcing activities, and project implementation. * Research materials and suppliers to develop an expertise related to the commodity. * Purchasing participant on advanced technology projects related to commodities - negotiate upfront with supplier technology partners to mitigate downstream risk. * Utilize Advanced Technology knowledge and VA/VE initiative to set technological direction for commodity strategies. * Serve as focal point for escalation of all supplier relationship issues, and drive the supplier approval process. * Identify and develop Best Cost Country suppliers. * Develop supplier partnerships as necessary to support commodity strategies. * Establish annual business plan and perform monthly performance analysis. * Prepare required documentation for supplier meetings or negotiations. * Prepare and lead presentations to Sr. Management for sourcing events. * Optimize Supply Chain through Total Cost of Ownership analysis. * Prepare and send RFQ/RFIs for commodity projects. * Perform financial analysis of RFQ results to determine overall cost competitiveness. * Make sourcing recommendations based upon RFI and RFQ results. * As Contract Sponsor, negotiate, create, maintain & enforce all commodity supplier contracts. * Execute performance reviews, personnel issues, training, etc. as required. * Support teamwork and create an environment fostering creativity and excellence * Travel Required: 25%, Domestic and International. Required Experience EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Business / Materials Management or Logistics required with a preference for an MBA. CPM and/or CPIM certified is a plus. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: * 6-8 years of experience in Purchasing or Materials Management. * Demonstrated background and proven experience with RFQ processes, data analysis and commodity strategies. * Demonstrated background and proven experience with high level supplier negotiations and materials management * Excellent interpersonal & English communication skills * Working with and leading a Global team to drive substantial savings for the organization. * Advanced analysis skills and ability to present data and metrics. * Demonstrated strong proficiency at an advanced level in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. * Other European language is a plus * Profound knowledge of SAP is a plus Job Location Southfield, Michigan, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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