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Global Commodity Manager - Electronics

Company: Woodward, Inc.
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Global Commodity Manager - Electronics (2201442) Job Description Global Commodity Manager - Electronics - 2201442 Description Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Supply Chain Leader with experience in the Electronics category, we have an exciting opportunity for you.What you will be doing:Management of Electronics global commodity and team ensuring maximum supplier performance and global leverage to positively impact financial performance of all Woodward business groups. Key focus is developing and managing the commodity to achieve performance and financial goals and objectives as outlined in long range plans, and ensure supply chain philosophy is up to date based on the mega trends in the industry and marketplace; is aligned and influencing corporate and business segment objectives. The role is accountable for all aspects of supplier relationship management, including expertise in commercial and contractual management, high level negotiations, and development of the assigned commodity. The role is also responsible for all aspects of supplier development and project management in the commodity.Essential Functions:

  • Provides required leadership, direction, coaching, mentoring, and performance management to the members of the Global Commodity Team
  • Provides leadership for establishing, communicating, and achieving alignment of commodity strategies with Business -Group goals and objectives while maintaining focus on corporate level goals and -major technology trends in the industry -
  • Provides direction to all Commodity Supplier Managers and other commodity resources in developing long range plans, setting priorities, and execution of activities to achieve desired results
  • Leads and ensures alignment and conformance to Global Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Company policies, procedures, and practices - and coordinates with other commodities.
  • Understands and uses advanced market indicators (forecast of indices, labor, geopolitical, emerging markets, technologies, etc.) and ensures integration into strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative supplier strategies aimed at the development of a long-term viable supply base
  • Directs the development of financial impact (productivity, etc.) to business segments for integration of annual profit planning, on-going annualized forecast, and LRP
  • Accountable for execution of plans to fulfill financial commitments to the business groups
  • Accountable for developing and managing key supplier relationships to realize mutually benefician win-win outcomeOther Functions:
    • Demonstrated leadership and understanding of project management skills and tools
    • Demonstrated experiences in Supplier Development program development and execution of programs in a commodity setting
    • Demonstrated experience in supplier auditing, development, and continuous improvement activities
    • Understanding and experience in developing strategic relationships with suppliers (risk sharing, organizational alignment, etc.)
    • Able to quickly analyze data to determine where issues exist, and provide direction and oversight to resolve those issues - critical and quick thinking
    • Guide and influence development and execution of standard and non-standard agreements
    • Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate type of agreement to conditions
    • Provides leadership for complex negotiations to the negotiation teams
    • Provides leadership and ensures regulatory compliance as it applies to projects and activities
    • Experience in utilizing Six Sigma and Lean tools
    • Ensures organizational support and participation in Lean and other Continuous Improvement activities
    • Effectively lead global/remote teams
    • Experience in matrixed procurement organization - including global team environments Qualifications What we are looking for:
      • Understanding of global commercial and economical markets, supply base, and geopolitical situations, and technologies
      • Ability to effectively communicate at the enterprise and executive levels, written and verbal inside and outside the company
      • -Capable of communicating effectively with multi-cultural groups within their cultural landscape
      • Ability to effectively think and communicate creative and innovative future states with a 5-10 year planning horizon
      • Proven ability to diffuse difficult negotiation (internal, supplier, or both) situations and drive to solutions
      • Proven ability to lead groups (internal and external) through difficult situations - drive consensus to maximize support and results
      • Good understanding of business management processes (P&L and Balance Sheet) with ability to link supplier/supply chain opportunities to those processes
      • Ability to execute actions that are not clearly defined and drive appropriate actions for known risks - comfortable with ambiguity yet driven to bring clarityEducation or Formal Training:
        • 4 year bachelor degree in business or engineering field is required
        • Advanced business degree is preferred
        • Purchasing (CPM, CPI, APICS, etc.) and project management certifications are preferredExperience Required:
          • 10 plus years purchasing experience, preferably related to Electronics -industries and markets
          • Minimum 5 years' Leading teams, developing and deploying strategies related to PCBAs and electronic components
          • 5 years in a sourcing role - preferably in a global setting
          • 5 years in leadership roleWhat's in it for you:At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members"... and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes. Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:
            • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
            • Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
            • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
            • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
            • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
            • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans Job Commodity Management Primary Location Other Locations

Keywords: Woodward, Inc., Fort Collins , Global Commodity Manager - Electronics, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Collins, Colorado

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