Commodity Manager

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Commodity Manager to join the Corporate Purchasing Department at either our headquarters in Carthage, Missouri or our Chicago office.  The Commodity Manager will 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, with a heavy concentration on Packaging, direct or indirect commodities, as well as single sourcing requests from different business units as assigned while supporting the Global Procurement and Services Group.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop sourcing strategies and implement large scale purchasing programs and initiatives in a global organization. 


Job 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, leverage spend/volume across multiple business units, and reduce total cost of ownership.

  • Able to discuss and agree to the contract terms with suppliers.   Ensure the correct terms of business references are used on orders.

  • Analyze 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.

  • Analyze and implement innovative supply opportunities that deliver best total cost of ownership 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+ years purchasing (steel experience preferred)

  • Operational experience a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects in an efficient manner

  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Capable of initiating and monitoring projects with limited supervision

  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally 20%


Reasons you'll love it here: Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you'll fit right in.

How to learn more about us: For a fun glimpse into our company, visit Life@Leggett and look inside everyday work life! You can also see why we're proud of our Southwest MO roots and check out how we're different by watching this quick video.

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.


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