Commodity Manager

Position Title: Commodity Manager

Business: Accuride Corporation

Facility: Evansville Headquarters

Human Resources Contact: Karen Sumner

Position Overview:
This position to be located in Livonia, MI or Evansville, IN. Maximize supply chain performance in conjunction with Accuride Corporation’s business objectives for all Business Units and Corporate. Responsible for strategic management of all aspects of Accuride component and raw material supplier relationships as defined in the principle accountabilities. Spend segments primarily include steel, aluminum and scrap. Also responsible for budget development and reporting throughout the fiscal year.

Position Requirements:

Required Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Purchasing, Engineering, or related field.
  • A minimum of five years experience in purchasing or supply chain management functions.
  • Professional certification in Purchasing (CPM) and/or Materials Management (CPIM) desired.
  • Experience with Supply Chain software platforms and e-auctions preferred.
  • Competency in lean sigma techniques and demonstrate the ability to lead change; Six Sigma black belt or green belt certification desired.
  • Strong negotiating skills and a solid understanding of market dynamics.
  • Firm understanding of business processes and have the ability to transform functions into processes.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills with proven success in leading change management teams across an entire enterprise.
  • Proven proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Posting Expires: 07/11/2019

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Develop and execute supply chain strategies for component and raw material commodities that enable Accuride plants to achieve goals and objectives.
  2. Lead and manage procurement activities at each BU providing clear communication and direction with regards to the procurement goals and initiatives.
  3. Benchmark, analyze, and review specific spend categories for process improvement areas.
  4. Utilize Accuride’s data resources to create and execute material mechanisms.
  5. Establish a global, strategic supplier base that provides the highest level of quality, service, and delivery of parts and services, at the most competitive total cost.
  6. Establish key supplier partnerships and assist in negotiating long-term agreements.
  7. Formulate and communicate implementation of supplier partnerships at all Accuride manufacturing facilities.
  8. Lead continuous improvement (CI) cross-functional cost reduction teams.
  9. Lead “Shared Services” activities by working closely with all SBU’s in terms of supplier consolidations and by influencing the respective Supplier Scorecards.
  10. Work with the Global Supply Chain department to develop and lead specific, markedly effective projects to reduce supply chain cost and complexity. Such projects will require cross functional interaction with Engineering, Marketing, and Operations.
  11. Act as a shared resource for all Accuride SBU’s.
  12. Assist in development and design of supply chain processes and systems to reduce administrative costs.
  13. Effective communication with all levels of staff to achieve objectives herein.
  14. Ensure effective and consistent administration of all company policies, procedures, programs, and systems.
  15. Ensure compliance relative to the procurement/sourcing cycle with all governing laws and regulations.
  16. Monitor the steel, aluminum, and scrap markets and stay up-to-date with the changing markets both domestically and globally and recommend risk mitigation.

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Human Resources Contact




Karen Sumner
HR Generalist III
E-mail Karen
(812) 962-5019