Commodity Manager
San Jose de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 6 días


Under the moderate supervision of the Director of Supply Chain Americas, the Category Manager is responsible for setting strategies and managing a supply network which will support the Business Units’ operational goals related to customer satisfaction, operational excellence through Perfect Execution, and financial performance.

Responsibilities include :

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies that achieve defined supply chain objectives and prepare and present the strategies at periodic management and executive reviews.
  • Stay current with overall market conditions both from a supply base and raw material perspective. Understand the cost drivers for components.
  • Identify and drive projects to meet NMI plan and Cost Reduction Targets.
  • Responsible for Development, maintenance and periodic reviews of all the Category assets / tooling located at Suppliers to facilitate reliable Supply.
  • Drive and track continuous improvement programs with a focus on performance on quality, lead-time, service level and capacity to provide speed and agility.
  • Supplier selection with responsibility for development, qualification, and approval of all assigned suppliers.
  • Assess supplier capabilities, perform cost benefit analysis, issue resolution, risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Monitor and report on all key performance indicators with responsibility for ensuring suppliers meet the minimum performance requirements.
  • Phase out non-performing suppliers.

  • Lead E-Sourcing & Negotiation events including : spend analysis; RFQ strategy; supplier selection; bid analysis; award strategy; and implementation.
  • Manage the strategic business relationship with key preferred suppliers including periodic performance reviews.
  • Contract negotiation, administration, and compliance which meet Emerson standards including provisions for price, delivery, payment terms, and Perfect Execution performance metrics.
  • Liaison between suppliers, Quality Assurance, Engineering and others as necessary to support cost containment and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Management of profit contribution, trade working capital, and capital spending.
  • Manages supply chain sustainability with a focus on : capacity, tooling life cycle management, material availability, supply risk assessment, and trade compliance.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements

  • Business or technical degree required (BA, BS, ME, EE)
  • Strategic Procurement & internal purchasing experience
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  • Proven communication and teamwork skills enabling effective working relationships
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret engineering drawings, quality systems requirements and customer specifications
  • Ability to understand component requirements and communicate requirements to suppliers
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Must be willing to travel and possess skills to facilitate communications and progress initiatives while traveling
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