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New Product Development Sourcing & Commodity Manager

May 21, 2024 Richland, MI

My name is Jessica Birndorf, a Recruiter with SCN (www.SCNteam.com).


We are partnering with a leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, which is hiring for a New Product Development Sourcing and Commodity Manager.



Company Highlights

  • The company has operations in 50 countries around the world
  • Fortune 250 global leader
  • The company employs about 55,000 people globally
  • Annual sales of $19 billion in 2023
  • The company is involved with 10+ industries



Position Highlights

  • Full-Time Direct Hire


Background Requirements

  • Minimum of 5- 7 years purchasing
  • 4-year college degree in business, engineering, or materials management is required with certification in supply chain management preferred.
  • Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.
  • Must have a functional understanding of cost accounting and adapt to practical application.
  • Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand electronic processing.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
  • Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprise principles and practice


Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the activities of the Division’s purchases of raw materials, supplies, equipment or services. Identifies raw material requirements from production specifications, operational schedules and engineering quality requirements. Determines the most cost efficient and reliable materials needed for the manufacturing process. 
  • Establishes preferred supplier selection criteria based on supplier evaluations of price, quality, delivery, certifications, and compliance with governmental procurement regulations. Promotes and uses strategic suppliers.
  • Interviews, selects and negotiates with suppliers in response to material requirements/cost issues. Establishes procedures to leverage the company’s position. Ensures purchasing strategy reflects the consistent utilization of local suppliers vs. Group strategic suppliers.
  • Works with suppliers to develop and manage continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as price.
  • Develops standard/automated re-order procedures. Will develop crisis management and supplier backup contingency programs.
  • Develops and benchmarks best practices among the Divisions suppliers and maintain accurate measurements and records for evaluation of suppliers. 
  • Ensures purchases and capital expenditures are consistent with Division strategies and within department budgets.
  • Responsible for integrating the Division with electronic interfacing throughout the purchasing function.
  • Assist with supplier negotiations on new procurements or changes to existing purchase orders


What is Being Offered

  • Location: Richland, MI
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation assistance
  • Comprehensive health care benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K with Matching
  • Hybrid schedule
  • Growth opportunity
  • Stability



If you are interested and qualified, please send your updated resume as a MS Word document, and how you fit this specific position to Jessica.birndorf@scnteam.com


Thank you for your consideration!

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We are always looking for highly motivated individuals who are sales and consulting oriented!