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Commodity Manager

Company: Broadbean
Location: Montvale
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Procurement, the Commodity Manager will oversee the purchase of Raw Materials (direct) and other products/services (indirect) to be used in Supply Chain Operations. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, with strong analytical and negotiation skills, balanced with the ability to develop and maintain strong strategic supplier relationships. Applicant should have 5 years of global sourcing experience within Paint & Coatings - or similar Chemical Allied industry - and a strong understanding of chemical production processes and the impact of various economic forces on the chemical industry. Work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment -, particularly with other Operations professionals, laboratory personnel, and brand development managers. Identify and develop relationships with suppliers who meet the organization's quality and ethical requirements. Develop supply-chain risk assessments and strategies to compensate for shortfalls. Manage and negotiate contractual relationships to ensure business requirements are met. Work closely with the Supply Chain team to ensure appropriate inventory levels are achieved, optimal logistics are utilized and required data elements are in place to enable efficient operations. Develop efficient and repeatable processes and SOPs within the organization to streamline business tasks. Essential Duties Manage contractual commitments and supplier assessments, ensuring all purchases are consistent with quality and delivery requirements. Develop category sourcing strategies, including competitive intelligence, market knowledge, and technical understanding which are aligned with business objectives. Analyze, develop and deliver timely cost information Work with the Benjamin Moore organization (R&D, Operations, Supply Chain Planning, etc.) to participate in supply-based projects which mitigate business risk and drive efficiencies. Negotiate with suppliers for the execution of Agreements that achieve the lowest total-cost of ownership and which are in accordance with company policies and procedures. Develop and manage RFx's Develop supply base; forecast market changes; develop and recommend alternative sourcing. Competencies Facilitating Change Building Strategic Working Relationships with stakeholders & suppliers Business Acumen Strong technical knowledge of chemicals and chemical manufacturing processes Planning and Organizing Strategic Decision Making Managing Conflict Solid Communication skills Technical knowledge/skills Demonstrable knowledge of chemicals and chemical manufacturing processes; strong ability to translate that knowledge into vendor negotiations for supply and favorable economics Strong understanding of purchasing and supply chain concepts, practices, and procedures Excellent negotiation & contract management skills Solid Strategic thinking skills Excellent computer skills in SAP, Ariba & the Microsoft Suite Familiar with financial management and analysis Ability to excel in a matrix management environment Global supply chain knowledge Experience running large sourcing projects Strong background and familiarity with Chemicals, Chemical Production Methods, and Supply Chains General knowledge/skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong customer focus Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail Ability to adapt to change Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent project management skills Strong Sourcing Methodology background Solid team player and interpersonal skills Good understanding of Manufacturing, Facilities, and R&D and their respective strategies Solid Process Improvement skills and the ability to drive change Education/Experience Bachelor's Degree in a Supply Chain discipline or in the Sciences is strongly preferred CPSM recommended Experience in Procurement, with emphasis on spend areas such as Chemicals, Raw Materials, Manufacturing Supply, and Global Sourcing preferred Industrial manufacturing and/or Business Management experience preferred Experienced in the use of SAP and Ariba to include analytics, catalogs, and contracts Travel Requirements: 20% (Supplier visits/Conferences) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion At Benjamin Moore, we believe diversity of culture, talent, and varying perspectives is key to a collaborative, innovative, and successful business. We are committed to driving change within our organization through purposeful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts, while also focusing on our customers and communities in which we serve. Our DE&I efforts allow each of us to authentically live our corporate values of Openness, Integrity, Community, Excellence, and Safety. Our Social Impact programming of strategic local and national partnerships, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and more expands our ability to make a difference in the lives of all of our stakeholders. We hope you will join us and become an advocate for diversity and inclusion here at Benjamin Moore. At Benjamin Moore & Co, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive because it benefits our employees, our products, and our community. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Benjamin Moore is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program Benjamin Moore provides Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program to support eligible active employees who graduated from an accredited post-secondary educational institution. The Repayment Program is intended to contribute to reducing employee student loans. The Company follows all rules and regulations concerning the taxability of student loan repayments provided under applicable law. Company Profile Click to see how you can paint your future The color of pride: Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home d--cor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success, and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity, and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged. Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services, and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies, and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network. Safety At Benjamin Moore, our people are the heart of the company and our number one asset. We are committed to providing safe working conditions at all of our locations and have invested heavily in measures aimed at keeping employees healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety as one of our core company values, we've modified facilities and work schedules to support social distancing, established enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, and regularly provide personal protective equipment to all employees-including masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Ensuring the well-being of our team members is a top priority.

Keywords: Broadbean, Tenafly , Commodity Manager, Executive , Montvale, New Jersey

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