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Commodity Manager - Outside Purchased Products

Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: November 26, 2022

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Company Description

Associated Materials, is the parent company for leadingresidential building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Alpine andPreservation. With a legacy of 75 years in business, we create,develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and morethroughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.
Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over 4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+ locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step in your career journey.

Job Description

Commodity Manager - Outside Purchased Products
Company Description
Associated Materials is the parent company for leadingbuilding product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Revere, Alpine andPreservation. With a legacy of over 70 years in business, we create,develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and morethroughout our network of North American company-owned distributors. Ifyou're searching for a rewarding career, consider AM!
Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Procurement - Outside Purchased Products, the Commodity Manager - Outside Purchased Products role is designed for the procurement professional with a strategic vision to implement broad organizational goals within the concept of Total Cost of Ownership while operating across multiple product lines and distribution points. Under limited direction this position is responsible for leading the planning and execution of key procurement strategies, primarily focused on finished goods for retail and aftermarket through both companies owned distribution as well as direct sales to customers. This position will work closely with cross functional teams including Product Management, Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, and of course supplier partners. This position is responsible for targeting the best total cost of products in specified commodities, providing leadership in supplier management, project management, the consolidation of suppliers and processes, cultivating supplier relationships, issue resolution and managing service level agreements for its' stake holders.

  • Effectively manage key suppliers via risk mitigation, scorecards and KPI's.
  • Develop supplier negotiation plans
  • Plan and negotiate short and long-term contracts with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, continuity of supply, and corporate cost objectives.
  • Developing and achieving short and long-range operational objectives by maximizing cost savings while keeping in mind Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Take ownership of key spend areas, implementing controls and procedures to support, and driving cost conscious culture
  • Partner with all levels of leadership cross-functionally to build impactful, efficient, and cost-effective business and vendor relationships
  • Monitor and analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future pricing, availability and capacity of goods and services
  • Monitor and analyze trends in company spending and make recommendations for future investments while identifying possible savings opportunities
  • Limit company exposure to obsolescence through life cycles of various products.DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assure AM Supplier guidelines and expectations are being met.
    • Select and maintain suppliers to support product category strategies and corporate procurement requirements.
    • Develop formal Commodity Strategies to align short-, medium-, and long-term goals align with the needs of the business.
    • Monitors supply agreements
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure business needs are being addressed
    • Identify supply base risk and drive implementation and closure of mitigation plans.
    • Be disruptive and challenge the status quo while mitigating risk
    • Qualify sources to support category management and sales objectives
    • Ensure suppliers support effective inventory management through supplier performance monitoring and accurate PFEP's
    • Track and analyze vendor quality performance.
    • Commodity tracking and analysis to help manage the strategic position of the company.
    • Maintain appropriate vendor files and reports as required.
    • Address Accounts Payable issues when escalated.
    • Perform Supplier Risk Assessments to ensure new potential suppliers are viable and existing suppliers remain viable partners.
    • Create total cost and "should" cost models and lead make/buy analysis.KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
      • Safety
      • Supply Chain - Scheduling/Demand Planning
      • Distribution Operations
      • Sales
      • Quality
      • Engineering
      • Product/Category Management
      • Finance and Accounting
      • Human Resources
      • Legal
      • Suppliers
      • Transportation


        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, or Finance
        • At least 5 years of experience in strategic procurement management in a high volume, highly complex manufacturing and distribution environment.
        • Ability to lead a diverse team inclusive of a hybrid office model
        • Demonstrates strong written, verbal, analytical and negotiation skills
        • Experience with procurement systems and familiarity with source to pay technical platforms
        • Must be familiar with negotiations and constructing formal supply contracts.
        • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams in both plant and corporate environments.
        • At a minimum, intermediate MS Excel skills are required.
        • Cost modeling.
        • Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and best practices.
        • CPM or APICS a plus.#LI-JG1

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Commodity Manager - Outside Purchased Products, Accounting, Auditing , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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