Commodity Manager
Pall Corporation - New Port Richey, FL

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There is no greater calling or opportunity for a fluid management company than today’s challenge – helping customers protect people, the environment and our natural resources. Together we are implementing technologies that purify and conserve water, consume less energy, make alternative energy sources possible and practical, advance medicine and minimize emissions and waste. Our collective efforts are enabling a greener more sustainable future.

Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal drinking water, aerospace and industrial manufacturing markets. Headquartered in Long Island, NY, Pall has operations in every major country.

We See Green In Your Future

Our Industrial division offers a unique and challenging opportunity for a Commodity Manager . This position will be based out of our New Port Richey facilities in Florida. The position is a professional individual contributor role within a high performance team, responsible for all aspects of Materials Management, Procurement, and Strategic Sourcing for the supply of products and services. Encompassing Direct / BOM and Indirect / Non-BOM spend.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be wholly responsible for the sourcing and supply of products from a portfolio of Suppliers, requiring “Total Supplier Ownership”.

Responsible for all aspects of tactical and strategic sourcing, to ensure a continuous supply of products and services from a portfolio of suppliers, requiring “Total Supplier Ownership”. This to ensure Quality, Delivery and Cost (QDC) objectives are met.

Responsibility for the management of all issues arising in relation to the vendor commodity portfolio, to include but not limited to: Quality, Productivity, On Time Delivery, Inventory and MCOS maximization.

The role will require an understanding of the transition process, to enable a continual rationalization of the supply base. (This will include insourcing, outsourcing and vendor to vendor transitioning).

The role requires an ability to work within an established team, and participate in other sourcing exercises that may arise.

Responsible for monitoring and evaluating supplier performance, and aligning corrective actions as required. To own the development and implementation of a strategy for a commodity, or group of commodities.

Supports the Materials Manager with the development and negotiation of commercial agreements with vendors. This will encompass 3P,Q&L criteria, key program specifics, functional and corporate objectives, with a strong focus on risk and liability mitigation strategies to produce a win-win outcome.

The role will require an understanding of the transition process, to enable a continual rationalization of the supply base. (This will include insourcing, outsourcing and vendor to vendor transitioning).

An experienced understanding of the RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Actions) and Counter Measures (CM) processes.

To maximize the 3P,Q&L score for the responsible commodity.

To develop a preferred supply base in order to leverage Pall’s commercial positioning.

Experienced and understands DFAR / FAR and ITAR regulation.

Strong understanding and usage of Lean tools and principles

Key responsibilities:
Provide guidance, coaching and support to Procurement Buyers.

Lead sourcing projects with minimal supervision.

Understand the spend profile and cost drivers for the respective commodity under management.

To understand global supply conditions and market challenges, to define risks and liabilities.

To develop a cohesive and logical supply chain strategy for the commodity, covering aspects such as number of suppliers, potential location of suppliers, global or local, key selection criteria and appropriate relationships.

To obtain business buy-in during the supplier selection process.

To drive significant total landed cost / MCOS (Materials Cost of Sales) savings within the commodity.

To ensure suppliers clearly understand expected performance levels and the required competencies. In addition to a mutually agreed upon gap analysis and supplier development plan in place.

Embrace and promotes the company vision and mission.

Key Measures of Performance

Supplier Q.D.C (Quality, Delivery, and Cost) performance.

Supplier 3P,Q&L (Quality, Price, Package Size, Payment Terms, and Lead-Time) performance.

Material cost of goods sold savings (MCOS)

Indirect spend savings

Education, Knowledge & Experience

Bachelor degree in applicable field preferred (Procurement, Business or Engineering), or equivalent experience.

Five to Eight years of commodity management experience and / or purchasing experience preferred procuring a wide range of commodities, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) certification and /or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification preferred.

Has a solid understanding of purchasing “best practice” including but lot limited to – Supplier PULL systems, VMI, supplier assessment and vendor rating, including supplier performance reviews.

Assist in continued development of grow/maintain/phase out supplier strategies, driving continuous improvement.

Has the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Excellent negotiation skills required, based upon a solid professional ethical foundation.

Supporting new business proposals / opportunities with supplier technological inputs / information.

Has a solid understanding of Material Planning Requirements (MPR) systems.

Possesses excellent computer skills including - Microsoft: PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word.

Strong analytical skills to support / drive business decisions and performance.

A self motivated, dynamic, systems thinking professional with the ability to organize and plan to deliver the required business goals and objectives.

Knowledge and experience in the development of foreign sources preferred.

Must be able to professionally interact with internal and external contacts at all levels.

Ability to facilitate and effectively hold meetings and training sessions as required.

Travel as required – Not exceeding 30%

To apply for this position please visit our career site at and insert this tracking code “ HL121001161922 " In the “enter search terms” box and this job will appear.

Pall is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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With operations around the globe, Pall is not small. The company operates two businesses globally: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Life...