Commodity Manager-North America
Momentive - Columbus, OH

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Responsible for the strategic procurement of assigned raw materials supporting North American FPD Business and for driving year-over-year productivity. Will proactively provide and implement proposals/suggestions regarding commodities and improve the interfaces with other functions such as supply chain, sales, R&D, etc.
This role is responsible for integrated supply plans, negotiation/implementation of supply contracts, supplier development and management

Job Responsibilities
Effectively manage a portfolio of lower value or smaller volume procurement commodities (often referred to as Tier II) in terms of ensuring security of supply, minimizing working capital requirements, and driving productivity
Negotiate all aspects of supply contracts to drive value through pricing, payment terms, logistics, volumes, etc.
Develop and document strategic raw material strategies using Procurement Plans
Understand market dynamics of assigned commodities and be able to translate these into value added agreements with selected suppliers
Measure supplier performance and hold suppliers accountable to meet product specification, delivery and material performance expectations
Report quarterly to the Procurement Team and business using a Deep Dive format
Develop strong internal relationships with business partners
Coordinate, act, and assist in the development of monthly and annual price forecasts
Work effectively across functional and regional boundaries to solve problems
Optimize cash flow aspects of assigned commodities
Sourcing of Tier II raw materials under his/her responsibility at 32 different plants in North America, and in other divisions/locations as assigned with a total spend estimated at $38MM annually

Competencies
Strategic Focus & Direction

§ Provides solutions to the businesses they support by establishing credibility and trust with business partners and with external suppliers. Proactive about identifying opportunities and demonstrates a bias towards action in response to issues as they occur

§ Knowledgeable about current and future raw material and market trends as well as continuously learns about the business requirements

Trust & Teamwork

§ Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills that enhance teamwork

§ Places high value on communication, exhibiting a level of transparency and encouraging the sharing of information

Personal Leadership

§ Embraces Momentive’s core values and beliefs and employs them on a daily basis in interactions within and outside the organization

§ Drive’s change in the face of obstacles and reluctance to change

Achieves Business Results

§ Demonstrates good judgment incorporating risk management to create value

§ Consistently achieves results in a manner consistent with Momentive’s core values and beliefs

Makes sound decisions utilizing data analytics

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years relevant experience preferably in the Chemicals Industry or distributor market
  • Knowledge of current technologies related to: process analysis, supply chain optimization, procurement, resource planning and optimization
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with an attention to detail
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • SAP Materials Management Experience is helpful.

Education Requirements
  • Business or Chemistry degree or equivalent


  • Physical/Other Requirements

    In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through momentive.com, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

    Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

    If currently a Momentive employee, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

    Percent of Travel
    15-25%

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