Commodity Leader - Stamping & Plating (EMEA region) Location: Poland – home office Ref. PL22- R401 – S04

Commodity Leader  - Stamping & Plating (EMEA region) Location: Poland – home office   Ref.  PL22- R401 – S04 | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

Commodity Leader - Stamping & Plating (EMEA region) Location: Poland – home office Ref. PL22- R401 – S04

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PL22- R401 – S04

Commodity Leader - Stamping & Plating (EMEA region) Location: Poland – home office Ref.  PL22 - R401 – S04


Our Client is a global technology company that designs and manufactures connectors and sensors for several industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics and energy.

Summary: Commodity Leader is responsible for defining and implementing regional sourcing strategies for the Stamping & Plating commodities and suppliers in order to reach the respective sourcing targets in delivery, productivity, cost, and quality. Moreover, this position is responsible for managing the commodity team with supplier negotiations, supplier capacity management, and supplier compliance.


Key Responsibilities:

Lead and coach the team of commodity buyers / commodity managers and accountable for the responsible commodities as below, but not limited to:

  • Create a supplier sourcing strategy, under strong consideration of customer needs, that defines strategic suppliers into grow, fix and exit suppliers and maintains product footprint, incl. “make or buy”-analysis. 
  • Drive the attainment and improvement of relevant procurement KPI’s, incl. Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, delivery (STR/STC), and Quality (DLPM).
  • Responsible for improving material productivity by maintaining 125% material pipeline, CMP, TEBIT and WAV analysis
  • Responsible for contracting of supplier commercial agreements, incl. bailment, inventory management and supply agreements. 
  • Responsible for preparing RFQ’s, utilizing E-Tools, awarding new business and negotiation all raw materials, components, and tooling
  • Lead the optimization of the Supplier Footprint, incl. setup of new suppliers, reducing number of supplier and resourcing activities
  • Collect and maintain capabilities and capacities of suppliers to avoid constraints
  • Accountable for info record and PO accuracy and communicate relevant data to tactical buyer, incl. lead time, price and MOQ
  • Responsible for conducting QBR’s with strategic suppliers and the drive of respective corrective actions
  • Ensure and Drive MOQ optimization for material/components (incl. finished goods) used by the plant for production and establish supplier agreements, e. g. VMI, EDI, consignment, Scheduling Agreements frame order review, blanket PO)
  • Ensure NPI alignment to global sourcing commodity strategy and limit number of new suppliers
  • Conduct risk assessments for new suppliers and legacy suppliers not done yet.
  • Ensure that all suppliers meet for compliance
  • Drive the usage of the of the Supplier Portal by utilization of tactical buyer department


  • MA degree in Economics or Business Administration or equivalent
  • 7-10  years’ experience in procurement as commodity manager
  • 2-3 years people leadership experience preferred
  • Sourcing experience for relevant commodities
  • Strong people leadership skills
  • Understand how to motivate and coach the team to reach the targets
  • Excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams
  • Ability to create competitive strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends
  • Proven track record in negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for relevant commodities
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Fluent English at negotiation level, local language is a plus

Why to apply? : very interesting, position for a experienced procurement leader and skilled people manager to join the strategic regional procurement department.

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