Key Commodity Manager(third party services)

Parramatta, New South Wales, au
Company: Koch Engineered Solutions
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-07-24 19:16:17


What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Establish sourcing strategy for commodity families, in line with Supply Chain & Product Group Strategies and create partnerships with suppliers representing quality products 
  • Negotiate with the group and business unit in order to get the best total cost solution in line with the targets of the organization 
  • Develop sourcing strategies (3 to 5 year vision) related to the commodities/Product Group responsible for and ensuring their implementation 
  • In co-ordination with Sourcing find, select and approve preferred suppliers in accordance with pre-determined criteria 
  • Manage the supplier's panel (in coordination with Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Quality and Expediting) 
  • Identify global and alternative strategic procurement sources in order to reduce supply costs in co-ordination with Sourcing 
  • Identify new materials, technology, manufacturing techniques etc. to drive down cost and lead-time 
  • Ensure compliance with negotiated agreements 
  • Build cost models for the global commodities and lead cost reduction projects. 
  • Promote standardization among businesses/units. 
  • Develop existing suppliers and promote VA/VE programs. 
  • Ensure smooth relations with suppliers & businesses/units during implementation phase of contracts. 
  • Ensure links with Engineering and Project Management. 
  • Develop and own business continuity plans covering supplier's short- or long-term service disruption in co-ordination with Supplier Relationship Management. 

  • The Experience You Will Bring


  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international) 
  • 5+ years in commercial negotiation 
  • Managerial/Leadership experience 
  • Experience in identification and leading continuous improvement projects 
  • Able to travel internationally 50% of the time on a global basis 
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, audiences and cultures

  • What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain or equivalent. 
  • Multilingual 
  • 7+ years’ experience in commercial negotiation 
  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international)
  • International experience of contract management of third party service providers; including mechanical and electrical installation, civils and engineering service providers 
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