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Commodity Manager - Indirect Products & Services

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

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Procurement - Indirect, the Commodity Manager 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 facilities.Under limited direction this position is responsible for targeting the best total cost products and services 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.

  • Improve the total value procured from the Indirect supply base by leading standardization and consolidation solutions across various entities in in North America.
  • With assistance of cross divisional, cross functional team, develop and implement metrics, which objectively demonstrate success for each cost center and P&L affected and scorecard suppliers' performance
  • 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
  • Understand the need for change management with an eye to the process of change rather than change all at onceDAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Select and maintain suppliers to support manufacturing and corporate procurement requirements.
    • Develop formal Commodity Strategies to align short-, medium-, and long-term goals align with the needs of the business.
    • 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.
    • Timely communication of commodities pricing trends and market updates affecting supply.
    • Accurate and timely procurement in compliance with contractual service level metrics
    • Review pricing and service charge exceptions
    • Contract management and compliance
    • Handles monthly reporting for various corporate service categoriesKEY RELATIONSHIPS:
      • Safety
      • Manufacturing/Distribution Operations
      • Human Resources
      • Sales
      • Customer Service
      • Quality
      • Engineering
      • Product Management
      • Finance and Accounting
      • Credit
      • Legal
      • Suppliers
      • Transportation


        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering.
        • 5 plus years proven experience in Purchasing. Experience in developing strategies to effectively lead and consolidate fragmented spend categories is required
        • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
        • 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.
        • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
        • Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and best practices.
        • CPM or APICS a plus.

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Commodity Manager - Indirect Products & Services, Executive , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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