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Global Commodity Manager

Company: Harsco Rail
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Primary Purpose of Position:

- - - - - Manages a supply chain for technical and complex materials (or services) category that ensures high availability and quality at the lowest possible total cost to Operations

- - - - - Acts as a primary Harsco liaison to outside suppliers, both current and potential

- - - - - Leads the management of the supplier relationship strategy including supplier development and integration

- - - - - Works closely with internal divisional managers, technical / specification engineers and decision makers as well as determine the long-term needs and appropriate supply market strategy

- - - - - Manages the supply chain processes for a given material category or service category including but not limited to the development of contracting, diversity, inventory and cost reduction strategies, such that the category effectiveness and efficiency is continually improved

- - - - - Works closely with Procurement Operations to resolve complex or repetitive commercial issues. - Identifies, and facilitates the implementation of new supply chain process improvement initiatives

- - - - - Leads the development of category strategy and annual plans.

- - - - - Works to gain input and support for plan adoption

- - - - - Supports an environment that fosters a high-performance culture and a learning organization

- - - - - Participates in activities for promoting diversity, both in the workplace and in the supplier base

- - - - - Seeks feedback on performance and opportunities for continuous improvement

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

- - - - - Drive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) process improvements to reduce costs (in-between sourcing initiatives); frame-out and own 'should cost' models

- - - - - Establish and manage supplier alliance process

- - - - - Lead all supplier relationship development programs

- - - - - Develop implementation plans

- - - - - Identify resource requirements (Procurement, other organizations / functions)

- - - - - Lead process mapping and process improvement initiatives

- - - - - Set category strategy: - define/maintain formal category business plan

- - - - - Maintain the sourcing group profile; requires extensive networking, market research and analysis

- - - - - Maintain and own the position of primary contact for the resolution of systemic/recurring supplier/customer issues

- - - - - Develop close working relationships with supplier and end customers

- - - - - Leverage knowledge of suppliers, supply base and market conditions to determine when to re-visit the Strategic Sourcing process

- - - - - Develop performance monitoring systems, manage supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded

- - - - - Own/manage supplier relationships, developing relationships with strategic suppliers and driving supplier integration in accordance with the annual plan and category strategy

- - - - - Establish 'master' material and service agreements (blanket contracts).

- - - - - Lead/participate in 'make vs. buy' decisions

- - - - - Participate in periodic 'special project' initiatives providing guidance to Procurement Operations category aligned personnel when "one-off" buying are determined to be needed

- - - - - Maintain accountability for category savings targets and performance measures

- - - - - Provide direction to sourcing specialists and analysts within assigned business and spend categories

Keywords: Harsco Rail, Columbia , Global Commodity Manager, Executive , West Columbia, South Carolina

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