Commodities Manager

Commodities Manager

Job Title: Commodities Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £30 - £35 per hour
Start Date: 2019-09-02
Reference: J140817
Contact Name: George Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 29, 2019 14:30

Job Description

Job Description:
A new and exciting vacancy for a Commodity Manager has arisen in Portsmouth. If you have experience in the defence and space industry this is the job for you.
•Define, develop, implement and manage a commodity strategy for equipment sourcing, including risk management, to optimizing the value for money to meet the requirements of the internal business lines. This shall be achieved through a Multi-Functional Team (MFT) approach
•Manage the overall business relationship with suppliers
•Define and lead the supplier selection process
•Manage the contracting phase or the sourcing phase and monitor global supplier performance
•Monitor / evaluate global supplier performance, and lead development plans with suppliers

•Leads and contributes to Procurement/ Value Creation projects & initiatives that aim at delivering the synergies and savings
•Lead the sourcing phase and supplier selection process
•Provide equipment supply cost commitments to business proposals
•Lead supplier negotiation for his / her Commodity
•Lead Multi-Functional Teams (MFT) for the commodity including improvement and cost-saving initiatives with supplier and specification optimisation
•Develop market intelligence and maintain database
•Establish, implement & monitor a Commodity strategy
•Set-up and negotiate contractual agreements, with Procurement Contract support, including one-offs or spot buying or amendments, including waiver and claim management
•Lead Supplier Evaluation Development (SED) and Vendor Management, manage suppliers relationship and defines action plan to develop strategic suppliers

Key skills:
•Supplier Sourcing and selection
•Contract negotiation
•Supplier development and relationships
•Understand RF Payload architecture and associated technical drivers (not essential)
•Interpersonal skills to drive projects within a cross-functional environment
•Proactive attitude
•Excellent negotiation skills
•Excellent communication skills
•Strategic thinking
•Strong networking and relationship building skills
•Commodity and / or equipment procurement or project management in space environment

Key words: Commodity Management, Procurement Manager, Project manager, Space, BPSS