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Commodity Manager

Company: Adient plc
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONOverviewThe successful candidate will have 8+ years of progressive experience in purchasing at well-regarded companies of similar or larger scale and complexity to Adient. This person will have a record of accomplishment in implementing category strategies and leading complex sourcing to achieve optimal value proposition for the company.On a personal level, the successful candidate will be an individual of unquestionable integrity who enjoys operating in a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves environment. S/he will be a self-starter who is able to work independently in entrepreneurial and fast-paced environments. They will be decisive but collaborative.Core Responsibilities The Commodity Manager will be responsible for strategic sourcing for a defined sub commodity within the Complete Seat division. Experience with metals commodities is desirable; especially in the areas of stamping, fineblanking and steel. In addition, the Commodity Manager is responsible to:

  • Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to commodities including cost savings, economics, quality, diversity spend, working capital improvements and other key metrics
  • Maintain and update weekly cost savings roadmaps. Lead high level negotiations with suppliers for savings
  • Lead Sourcing activities in coordination with costing and engineering to drive a competitive advantage for Adient with financially stable suppliers
  • Improvement of program profitability through continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, utilization of LPP's, market testing, and leverage global sourcing
  • Develop, coordinate, and steer purchasing strategies for specific commodities
  • Support of proper Make vs Buy decisions
  • Leverage purchases across all business units and global programs
  • Ensure the cost, quality and time-oriented supply of all Adient plants with the required products in line with the respective business plans, budgets, targets and strategiesQualifications
    • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related technical field. Master's degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 8 years purchasing experience with 3-5 years in automotive industry preferred.
    • Ability to cooperate with people of different levels inside/ outside the company and to interact with team to reach team goals and business objectives
    • Ability to express information in a manner appropriate to different levels of people & to lead negotiations
    • Ability to recognize and respond to customer expectations with sense of urgency
    • Ability to take full responsibility for decisions & results even when all elements are not under individual direct control
    • Ability to set goals consistent with company objectives and to adapt plans to changing environment
    • Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare and lead negotiations as well as deliver a recommendation
    • Some travel will be requiredPRIMARY LOCATIONPlymouth COE Full time R-10480 About Us Adient (NYSE: ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating.--With 81,000 employees in 34 countries, Adient operates 220 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 23 million vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit www.adient.com

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