Strategic Commodity Leader

Howden Roots, LLC
Job Description
Strategic Commodity Leader
Location:  US - Connersville, IN
Supply Chain

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The Big Picture:
The Commodity Leader will have the opportunity to utilize their expertise to develop and execute objectives and effect short term and long term business goals. In addition to the technical ability, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate sound, independent judgment and decision-making coupled with the ability to think "big picture" in relation to overall supply chain  processes.
What needs to be done?
  • Responsible to partner with Product Line, Engineering, Manufacturing & Facility functions to develop and implement a sourcing strategy that supports overall business strategy for assigned commodities.
  • Manage relationships between Howden Roots and suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier quality and delivery performance and develop improvement strategies to ensure business needs are met.
  • Obtain vendor quotes / proposals and negotiate price, delivery and terms and conditions.
  • Drive activities in support of deflation and cost saving. 
 What do you need to bring?    
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, manufacturing, or related field.
  • 5+ years solid experience with Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Purchasing preferred in a manufacturing facility.
  • Desire strong quantitative and analytical skills and a team player with a strong initiative to win.
  • Demonstrate proactive self-starter and change agent and ability to perform scenario analysis and strategy development.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills along with demonstrating a strong work ethic.
What will you get in return?
We offer great opportunities for personal and professional development in an international company. The role comes with a competitive salary package and various benefits. Furthermore you will be a part of dedicated group of colleagues who value teamwork and collaboration.
About us:
Howden is a world-class engineering company with a proud heritage and a desire to be the world’s leading application engineering company.  Howden designs, engineers and supplies air and gas handling equipment worldwide. Howden Group has approximately 5.000 employees and is owned by Colfax Corporation which also owns ESAB.
Colfax is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has
16.000 employees throughout the world.
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