Commodity Manager

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated has an immediate opening for a Commodity Manager to develop, implement, and maintain commodity strategies that support the company's business objectives. Evaluating and recommending vendors to the business units across the organization while managing the ongoing relationship with key suppliers. The Commodity Manager will manage specific commodities as well as single sourcing requests from different business units as assigned while supporting the Global Procurement and Services Group.
Essential Responsibilities
Work independently between internal functional groups and external suppliers.
Rationalize the supplier base through the solicitation of competitive bids. Put together competitive RFQ's, analyze received quotations, select or recommend new suppliers.
Conduct analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict commodity pricing and availability.
Research potential vendors and compare their products, prices, and services.
Develop and implement commodity strategies to create an efficient supply chain and reduce commodity purchase costs.
Able to discuss and agree to the contract terms with suppliers. Ensure the correct terms of business references are used on orders.
Analyse the effect that sourcing and supply decisions have on total business costs (internal and the supply chain). Ability to evaluate different supply route options e.g. from single part to build package to determine optimum cost route using appropriate evaluation tools. transactions
Analyse and implement innovative supply opportunities that deliver best total cost position ? part, freight, cost of quality, and inventory
Can effectively negotiate in all situations ? with internal customers and suppliers, creating win/win situations.
Review and resolve any discrepancies with supplier invoices, grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues
Provide goods & services projections to key suppliers to ensure product availability.
Coordinate the exchange of technical information regarding product and product processing with adequate safeguards and confidentiality.
Participation on cross functional teams to address and resolve problems.
Support goals and objectives as established by procurement management.
BS or BA in Business Administration, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
CPM, CPSM, CSM, or Equivalent Preferred
5-7 years purchasing
We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more.
Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We're not just hiring, we're building a better company. For more information, please visit www.leggett.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

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