VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY Commodity Manager in Pella, Iowa
Who We Are
Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation and growing. The equipment we make manages natural resources, connects people and feeds and fuels communities. We live out a caring culture, we demonstrate agility, we keep a focus on customers and are stewards of our resources. These beliefs drive our culture, determine how we treat others and steer our business.
1 - First Shift
Are you the type of strategic thinker who would enjoy planning and executing Vermeer's evolving commodity strategies? In this role you will develop supplier relationships, manage contractual obligations for Vermeer, negotiate for long-term advantage, and communicate within Vermeer and among its supplier base to assist internal customers and support their strategic needs. We're looking for a wholistic thinker with a people-oriented outlook and advanced negotiation skills to negotiate the best total cost-benefit for the organization.
Lead cross functional teams to develop commodity strategies to achieve total cost improvements, lead time reductions, and overall supply rationalization. Manage year over year price improvements.
Coordinate with purchasing and materials managers to align goals and mitigate any risk associated with the commodity. Enhance supplier relationships and review performance metrics to support production needs both short and long-term.
Develop a clear understanding of the market forces and conditions that drive
and set strategies to guide those forces effectively. Develop annual "cost down strategies" with key suppliers that support Vermeer's goals.
Lead internal management groups to support their long-term strategic need for a commodity.
Administer supplier audits, site reviews, and any supply breakdowns due to not meeting expectations agreed upon by supplier.
Utilize data analysis to
support data-driven decisions across the organization
- Accountable for regional strategy formation in partnership with
and regional procurement entities
make-to-print and off-the
- Develop and execute sour
ce selection tools that are primarily focused on price,
and supplier capabil
- Bachelor's degree in
of which experience must include two years procurement
Experience with strategic sourcing in a manufacturing setting
- Knowledge of warehouse inventory management,
blueprints, contract law, purchase orders, blanket orders,
and sales data.
- Ability to work with others in
managing conflict and taking ownership
Ability to prioritize projects and multi-task to meet deadlines and customer's expectations.
Ability to work with suppliers in a professional manner and negotiate
total cost benefit for the organization.
with ERP and data analytics software including Power BI, Power Apps, and SQL Developer
- Certified Professional in Supply Management
or Certified Supply Chain Professional
travel is expected of this position.
ONSITE: A team member's day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, iscuss potential arrangements with your manager.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.