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Global Commodity Manager

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Location: Biñan, Laguna, Philippines 
Req ID: JR-0000043147

Description

Manager 4, Commodity

Location: Laguna, Philippines
Req Id: JR-0000043147

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In this position, the individual will assume a leadership role in the Global Capital Equipment procurement organization and focus on supporting factory & Eng. capital needs for the respective BU, and focus on identifying, developing, and managing relationships with existing and potential suppliers to meet the established cost, quality, and delivery targets. S/he will negotiate pricing, commercial and supply agreements with suppliers of goods and services, as well as collaborate with Engineering, Operations, and Quality to identify and drive cost reduction / avoidance activities. S/he will be the driving force to set up the local vendor/agents, work on import/export/TAX/Licenses issues and resolution.  The individual must possess exceptional interpersonal / team building skills including ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and participate on some multi-functional teams. 

The individual also will be expected to drive change and respond to shifting priorities and business needs by identifying, developing, and promoting new technologies, methods and processes. The individual will present opportunities, analysis, observations and recommendations to the Senior Manager, after working with all stakeholders globally, to address all aspects of procurement management for capital, goods and services and requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.
The ideal candidate will have a B.S. / B.A with 7+ years of related experience in capital/Direct/Indirect Materials procurement. The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment with excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills. People management skills and experience in making cross-functional operational decisions are required.  Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people.

Responsibilities
In this position, the individual will work with all stakeholders to address all aspects of procurement management for services, goods, including procurement support, supplier management, supply-base strategy, market trends assessment, pricing, etc.
•Understand business service needs, request for quotation, negotiate pricing, commercial and supply agreements with suppliers.
•Lead quarterly negotiation with suppliers to achieve quarterly and yearly cost reduction.
•Negotiate legal contracts such as NDA, GPA with suppliers.
•Coordinates procurement activities with manufacturing, quality, planning and engineering departments.
•Establish, implement, and administer system and process to evaluate, monitor, report and manage supplier performance and improvement (incl. QBR’s).
•Monitor commodity market trends; effectively reflect market dynamic in terms of supply, cost, etc.
•Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.
•Performs cost analysis for designated commodities.
•Develop and execute a supply-base strategy to meet the Company’s business growth and requirements.
•Identify, develop and manage relationships with existing and potential suppliers to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.
•Collaborate with internal stakeholders to drive cost reduction / avoidance activities for all related procurement services.

General Skills Description
Technical
- Knowledge of business principles such as purchasing, materials logistics management, business and contract law, finance and accounting. Requires extensive experience in procurement and related functions with particular emphasis on negotiation and contract management. Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills required to conduct daily activities. Requires a significant degree of analytical ability and either a business or technical background. 
- Regular contact with both internal and external company representatives at all levels of management including executives to negotiate highly complex requirements such as supplier relationship management, contract performance, etc. 
- Directs comprehensive analysis of potential supplier’s capabilities to ensure quality processes, products and services. Creativity and judgment applied to develop actions/recommendations for achieving desired results from the overall supported area's business objectives. 
- Manages a category that has a direct impact on company's business revenue and profit, impacts and implements procurement business plans in support of major products or programs; monitors and measures the results to ensure the organizations objectives of quality, cost, delivery and profitability are achieved; develops moderately complex dollar/risk proposals/contracts; and integrates highly technical concepts and objectives into contractual terms and conditions
Computer:
Professional on office, PowerPoint, project, ERP systems, etc.
English
Strong interpersonal, oral and written English skills required to conduct daily activities

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