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Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of cranes and related products, and foodservice equipment worldwide. It operates through two segments, Cranes and Related Products, and Foodservice Equipment. The Cranes and Related Products segment offers lattice-boom cranes, including crawler and truck mounted lattice-boom cranes, and crawler crane attachments; tower cranes comprising top slewing luffing jib, topless, and self-erecting tower cranes; mobile telescopic c... Read More

Address      2400 South 44th Street Manitowoc, WI 54221-0066 United States
Website      www.manitowoc.com/
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Commodity Manager - Electrical and Electronics Job

General Job Objective

Manitowoc Cranes, a global leader in lifting solutions, is seeking a detailed oriented Commodity Manager - Electrical and Electronics. Key responsibilities of this position include obtaining the most cost effective worldwide and local arrangements for products/services for Electrical and Electronics commodities by employing skills in market research, negotiation, supplier selection and supplier performance monitoring and the coordination and collection of materials requirements from all MCG-Americas operations, for specified strategic commodities. Reporting directly to the Senior Commodity Manager this position is based in Manitowoc, WI, on the shores of Lake Michigan

Essential Job Functions

- Obtain insight into market events surrounding a particular commodity. Develop an understanding of the product offerings available, technological developments, and general pricing trends of the market. Accomplish by developing sources of information for markets including world wide supplier base, MCG purchasing groups, trade organizations/associations, trade journals and other periodicals, internet research, labor contract conditions and expirations, and other sources of market news. Seek information on minority and small business suppliers to support procurement objectives in these areas. Document findings for use in supplier negotiation planning efforts.

- Enter negotiation with appropriate suppliers to develop local agreements on pricing, service, and quality levels to be provided. Organize negotiations to include a clear objective, a complete bid package (including any necessary engineering drawings, blueprints and/or specifications), quotes from available suppliers (including warranty and labor reimbursement terms), and necessary input from other MCG- Americas facilities and departments (IPD, manufacturing engineering, production control, quality, product support, etc). Finalize terms and conditions offered by each supplier and perform and document analysis of alternatives for use in the final selection process. Identify Product Cost takeout opportunities and develop action plan to implement savings, and manage the project.

- Identify, evaluate and recommend suppliers to provide specific part(s) according to negotiated terms which minimize the total cost of procurement (to include cost of quality, lead time, and inventory levels) by reviewing supplier offerings with appropriate MCG - Americas operations and departments (e.g. engineering, quality, product support, etc.), and documenting the strengths and weaknesses of each alternative to facilitate the final selection process. Document terms agreed to in the ERP system and communicate to tactical purchasing and planning.

- Review and evaluate supplier performance in terms of price, on time delivery, lead time and quality. Collect input data from other MCG operations, Production Control, Quality, and A/P to performance analysis. Provide performance feedback to suppliers, develop appropriate performance improvement action plans in conjunction with the supplier, and initiate improvement activities including coordination with other departments.

- Safety - Maintain departmental housekeeping and 5S standards, perform job functions in a safe manner,wear all PPE required by Company Policy were required, know & follow established job specific and facility wide safety & health procedures and rules, participate in safety and health training & demonstrate competency based on training received, and bring safety and health issues, unsafe acts, and safety suggestions to management’s attention or correct those you can.

Job Requirements/Working Conditions

- Bachelor's Degree required preferably in Materials or Purchasing with 3 to 5 years experience in Supply Chain or Business equivalent/ engineering.

- ISM or APICS certifications preferred.

- Post-graduate degree or cert preferred

- Must be capable of internal and external negotiations.

- Strategically focused, and able to communicate ideas and concepts well to a broad audience (i.e. from EVP to shop floor).

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