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General Manager OH Open (J#27917)
Education: Bachelors Degree

Title: Commodity Manager
Location: Cleveland, OH
Education: Bachelors degree a must
Salary: Neg.
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Yes
Manages Others: No


Very large and successful company in Northeast Ohio is searching for a Commodity Manager. The Commodity Manager will develop and oversee the procurement and supply chain function to support the Indirects, Services, MRO, CAPEX category. Will act as the lead buyer for the respective category in that the position will assist in the development and implementation of the global and regional sourcing strategy in conjunction with the Director of Procurement, Global Lead Buyer, and will manage those supplier relationships as related to regional needs.

Work with the Director of Purchasing to create and implement a plan to Develop and manage the procurement activities related to category, optimize resources within regards to category purchasing.
Will act as the Lead Buyer for Indirects, Services, MRO, CAPEX by working in conjunction with the Director of Purchasing and the Global Lead Buyer in developing and implementing the global and regional sourcing strategies for these categories throughout the company.
Understand specific raw material portfolio, suppliers, markets, and upstream derivatives in order to effectively source and procure materials to support the business needs.


Minimum four year degree in related field
7-10 years of procurement or engineering experience in a manufacturing setting
Demonstrated strong negotiation skills
Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization as well as externally to suppliers and service providers, including strong interpersonal effectiveness
Proven leadership skills & solution provider
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Understanding of preparing and maintaining budgets
Proven project management skills with effective use of resources and completion and measuring of project success
Ability to work collaboratively and within teams
Demonstrated abilities to identify and capture synergies
Broad understanding of contracts and laws
Strong organizational skills
Proven problem solving and follow-up skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in related field, engineering & business background preferred
Polymer/chemical/engineering experience
Excellent influence management
Strong working knowledge of SAP
Compliance Training
Microsoft Office with advanced Excel and PowerPoint knowledge
Understanding and experience of RFI, RFP, & RFQ processes
Electronic sourcing and procurement tools Ariba, Zycus, Auctions, E-events
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