Commodity Manager

GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, healthcare
14 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Michael Stevens
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of the Commodity Manager is to develop and implement regional and global sourcing strategies for raw materials.

Client Details

Blue chip FMCG organisation based in Northamptonshire.


  • Develop and submit regional / global commodity sourcing strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-category commodity teams to achieve material cost reduction targets, while maintaining supply reliability and delivery of the required innovation plan.
  • Ensure the timely negotiation of all agreements including, but not limited to, Strategic Sourcing Agreements
  • Serve as the lead in all mediation and problem resolution relating to suppliers, timelines, and interpretation of contracts/agreements.
  • Lead the review, coordination, and administration of local long-term purchase contracts.
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced.
  • Execute early supplier selection to support the product development cycle.
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities and establish sources for new technologies in new markets as business requirements dictate.
  • Support the supplier management process, supplier selection, supplier rating, supplier development, supplier reduction and supplier performance evaluation.


  • Bachelors Degree - minimum requirement.
  • 4 to 8 years' professional experience in Procurement or Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in FMCG will be an asset.
  • Skilled in all Procurement process disciplines.
  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Working knowledge of specific commodities and spend categories.
  • Working knowledge of e-procurement processes and systems.
  • Able to work in diverse environments and adhere to highest ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Fluent English.

Job Offer

£50,000 - £60,000

Car allowance - £370 per month

Bonus - up to 10%

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Private medical insurance

Life assurance 3x annual salary

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