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Global Commodity Manager - Electronics

Company: Woodward
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 TeamProvides 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 resultsLeads 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 strategiesDemonstrated ability to develop innovative supplier strategies aimed at the development of a long-term viable supply baseDirects the development of financial impact (productivity, etc.) to business segments for integration of annual profit planning, on-going annualized forecast, and LRPAccountable for execution of plans to fulfill financial commitments to the business groupsAccountable for developing and managing key supplier relationships to realize mutually benefician win-win outcomeOther Functions:Demonstrated leadership and understanding of project management skills and toolsDemonstrated experiences in Supplier Development program development and execution of programs in a commodity settingDemonstrated experience in supplier auditing, development, and continuous improvement activitiesUnderstanding 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 thinkingGuide and influence development and execution of standard and non-standard agreementsDemonstrated ability to apply appropriate type of agreement to conditionsProvides leadership for complex negotiations to the negotiation teamsProvides leadership and ensures regulatory compliance as it applies to projects and activitiesExperience in utilizing Six Sigma and Lean toolsEnsures organizational support and participation in Lean and other Continuous Improvement activitiesEffectively lead global/remote teamsExperience in matrixed procurement organization - including global team environmentsQualifications -What we are looking for:Understanding of global commercial and economical markets, supply base, and geopolitical situations, and technologiesAbility 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 landscapeAbility to effectively think and communicate creative and innovative future states with a 5-10 year planning horizonProven ability to diffuse difficult negotiation (internal, supplier, or both) situations and drive to solutionsProven ability to lead groups (internal and external) through difficult situations - drive consensus to maximize support and resultsGood understanding of business management processes (P&L and Balance Sheet) with ability to link supplier/supply chain opportunities to those processesAbility 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 requiredAdvanced business degree is preferredPurchasing (CPM, CPI, APICS, etc.) and project management certifications are preferredExperience Required:10 plus years purchasing experience, preferably related to Electronics -industries and marketsMinimum 5 years' Leading teams, developing and deploying strategies related to PCBAs and electronic components5 years in a sourcing role - preferably in a global setting5 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:Estimated annual pay: -(Min) -130,000 - $170,000 (Colorado only)Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) MatchStock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance ProgramLong Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional LifeSpouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible SpendingHome Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military LeaveMedical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-upThis 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 EmployerEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected VeteransJob -Commodity ManagementPrimary Location -United States-Colorado-Fort Collins, Lincoln Campus HQOther LocationsUnited States-Illinois-Niles, United States-Illinois-Rockford, Rock Cut Campus, United States-Michigan-ZeelandOrganization -WoodwardSchedule -FULL TIMEShift -1st Shift / Day Job

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

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