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Global Commodity Manager

Company: Ensign-Bickford Industries
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

This opportunity is located within our AFB International business, the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. We develop and produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. Job DescriptionSummaryThe Global Commodity Manager will oversee the contract negotiation and purchase of key raw material commodities, establish and implement commodity strategies to support longer term business growth, and liaise with suppliers to ensure the stability of our supply chain.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the company supply chain by sourcing, reviewing, and purchasing assigned commodities.
  • Negotiate favorable prices and terms of purchase to maximize best commodity sourcing practices.
  • Study market trends and identify risks and mitigation actions
  • Provide regular updates on the market status and conditions to internal teams.
  • Establish and implement commodity strategies that support long-term business growth.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with strategic suppliers.
    • Resolve supplier disputes and commodity-related issues and assist with resolution of supply issues.
    • Evaluate and recommend new sources of supply to the leadership team where appropriate.
    • Initiate new supplier and raw material approvals in support of commodity strategies.
      • Communicate to the extended leadership team financial and supply assurance risks and opportunities.
      • Work with Research & Development and Supply Chain teams to develop alternate supply sources and technologies that lead to improved customer relationships and financial performance.This position will not have direct reports.QualificationsRequired
        • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or engineering
        • At least five (5) years of experience in supply chain or commodity management.To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
          • Good negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with suppliers.
          • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
            • Knowledge of formula writing and pivot tables in Excel is highly preferred.
              • Strong communication and presentation skills that effectively summarize information and articulate insights so these can be understood and actioned
              • Capability of working in cross-functional teams and influence with high verbal and written communication skills
              • Strong analytical skills with knowledge of sourcing
              • Enthusiasm and self-motivation
              • Particular attention to detail
                • Strong problem-solving skills
                  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize workload across multiple project deliverables
                  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
                    • Travel - 20%Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.AFB International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Keywords: Ensign-Bickford Industries, Saint Charles , Global Commodity Manager, Executive , Saint Charles, Missouri

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