Our Fortune 500 client is a trusted industry-leading global supplier of large innovative electromechanical equipment and services. On their behalf, we have been retained to find a seasoned, talented Senior Strategic Commodity Manager to be based in the Portland, Oregon area OR, the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
We are The Adkins Group, Inc. (www.theadkinsgroup.com), a retained executive search and recruitment services firm based in Austin, Texas, focused primarily on the technology sector.
· THE ROLE
We are seeking an experienced Senior Strategic Commodity Manager. As a leader in the Global Supplier Management organization, this critical position requires a passionate, driven leader who will architect and deliver strategic direction to the organization’s supply chain, ensuring the company is positioned to be a winner in a complex, fast paced, highly competitive industry.
--In this role, your initial focus will be to architect commodity supply chain to support a growing global business with a high degree of complexity. This includes aligning resources, prioritizing strategies, establishing targets, and implementing growth and cost initiatives that support the broader business strategy.
--You will work within the Global Operations Supply Chain organization and reports to the Director of Global Supply Chain. You will collaborate with the management team, Supply Chain Executives and Product Group stakeholders to develop strategies, align the teams, and execute related actions to achieve their objectives.
--You will be working on market-leading, innovative technologies.
In this role, your specific duties will be:
Execute the vision and implement the strategy by gaining executive alignment and motivating and engaging the workforce to fulfill the vision. Lead sourcing negotiations.
Drive business processes that enable effective prioritization and facilitate faster customer solutions. Provide inspired leadership and direction to the global supply chain organization.
Continue to build and develop a world class team in an environment where successful people want to work.
Lead a geographically dispersed team of approximately 3 employees, including some matrixed employees. Instill a culture of quality and discipline into all suppliers.
Build and maintain a strong employee organization through strategic hiring, development, and performance management.
Develop and execute the optimum geographic distribution of the organization to get the desired results most effectively. Develop strong, collaborative and effective relationships with the internal product groups; including when supply chain and product group goals are opposing.
Make decisions under pressure, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure. Be able to navigate the org and supplier constraints such as source locking and moving suppliers. Successfully operate across boundaries & prioritize the activities of the organization to achieve best in class results.
Develop and present meaningful and impactful messages to a wide array of audiences: C-level, Peer VPs, Global Supply Chain, Suppliers and Customers Manage supplier relationships to deliver negotiated value.
· If the following describes you, we would love to talk with you about the role!
A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, preferably with a minimum of 5 years in management roles.