Commodity Manager in Lake Forest, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Commodity Manager

Strategic Sourcing / Program Management
• Manage all significant indirect sourcing projects; continually develop project pipeline; render min 3% EBITDA cost savings annually on addressable commodity spend
• Ensure 80% of category spend commodity is competitively bid or market tested on a 3 year rotating basis
• Ensure 80% of category spend under is under contract with preferred suppliers; travel to Company's sites to grow adoption with current preferred suppliers
• Collaborate closely with stakeholders; present sourcing business case to internal customers; gain approval for awards of business, cost savings methodologies
• Implement strategies or assist implementation as needed
• Maintain excellent sourcing documentation: NDAs, RFPs, Business Cases, Award Justifications, etc.
• Enter all cost savings in database; manage monthly reconciliation with business units and Corporate as required
• Update and present weekly report template; maintain project pipeline decks and other strategy documents
• Increase payment terms with suppliers; drive year on year working capital improvement
• Rationalize supplier base; reduce number of non-preferred suppliers; challenge & approve (deny) new supplier setups
• Travel as necessary to manage all the above

Other Programs
• Manage material handling programs (300 units)
• Manage leasing programs (cars, fork lifts, copiers, etc)


Customer Facing Issues
• Deliver outstanding customer service and communication to stakeholders; return all phone calls and e-mails in same business day
• Respond to all data requests from corporate procurement


Supplier Facing Issues
• Manage cost savings programs for numerous preferred suppliers
• Act as help chain for stakeholders; manage cost, quality, delivery, and responsiveness issues with indirect suppliers

The position can work from home.  Company will provide a computer, cellphone, and T&E card
 Travel by car  – rental car or mileage will be paid. 

Candidate Requirements
 Broad experience in indirect procurement desired.  Experience in the following commodities helpful:
 MRO
 Capex
 Plant Services / Facilities Maintenance
 Energy
 IT / Telecom
 Corporate Services
 Marketing
 Travel
 Temp Labor
 Real Estate
 Ability to travel 30 – 50%; primarily mid-west

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.