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Supply Chain & Logistics
Kavo Kerr
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Position Summary:
The Commodity Manager is responsible for managing a global supply chain for assigned commodities.   This position will help develop and execute a strategic commodity plan to ensure optimal quality, delivery, cost, and payment terms.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Effective idea generation, planning, and project execution to drive commodity strategies
  • Drives supplier accountability and performance by negotiating agreements/ contracts; price, inventory liability, quality  
  • Maintain a solid working knowledge of commodity trends including: industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate medium to long-term supplier capabilities in an effort to optimize the commodity supply base in support of supplier reduction goals and objectives
  • Drive cost reduction through purchasing tools; reverse auction, RFP/RFQ, VAVE, should cost modeling, negotiation, YOY contracting, payment terms, make vs. buy
  • Work closely with R&D in the development and implementation of Accelerated Product Development (APD) and VAVE projects
  • Work closely with quality to reduce internal and external DPPM, CAPAs, and out of box failures.   Support quality through management of supplier quality rating programs, CAPA /SCAR resolution, and supplier audits  
  • Provide guidance on Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions for all purchased parts within assigned commodities
  • Coordinate and support on-site supplier assessment / certification audits and continuous improvement activities that drive down total cost and increase total supplier quality
  • Supports planners during supply chain disruptions through critical tactical expedites as needed
  • Provide support of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Other duties, reporting, special assignments or projects as needed and assigned

Minimum Education & Experience:
  • BS Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field or an Associates degree with equivalent years of experience in lieu of degree. 
  • 4+ years of experience in a strategic procurement role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) including Pivot tables, V-Lookups, etc.
  • Ability/willingness to travel domestically and globally up to 30%
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence peers, supervisors, other operations leaders, and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble shoot and solve problems independently with limited direction from supervisor
  • Knowledge of JIT Manufacturing environment 
  • This person must be strategic thinker as this position is one of the key contributors to the business’ long-term supply chain strategy   
  • Good business acumen and be adaptable to changing environment  
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence peers, supervisors, other operations leaders, and vendors.  
  • 2+ years of project management skills

Envista and all Envista Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.



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