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 MGR, COMMODITY - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-4734 / Latpro-3788948 
Date posted: Apr-29-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Job Description

The objective of this position is to achieve year-on-year improvement in total cost, quality, and service for a portfolio of commodities. The commodities under management are Transformers and other Direct Materials categories.

Major responsibilities:

  • Develop the sourcing strategy for assigned commodities.
  • Develop and refine the sourcing strategy (with guidance from the Strategic Sourcing Managers and Director) using input from the sourcing team and key global/regional business leaders within the business units.
  • The sourcing strategy will drive the continuous improvement of Rockwell's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the assigned commodities.
  • Drive implementation of the sourcing strategy for assigned commodities.
  • Once a sourcing strategy has been developed, the Commodity Manager will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage business unit compliance with the strategy.
  • The Commodity Manager will also establish working relationships with other functions (e.g. engineering, procurement, operations, marketing, and quality assurance) within the Integrated Supply Chain organization bringing a strategic sourcing perspective to all key processes.
  • Will also assist Procurement in driving supplier performance and selection as required. Leadership of strategic sourcing teams.
  • The Commodity Manager will lead and drive results of specific strategic sourcing strategies within assigned commodities.
  • Must be successful at managing and influencing a cross-functional team.
  • The Commodity Manager will act as a catalyst for change to achieve business goals as well as addressing barriers to change.
  • The Commodity Manager partners with business units to understand the goals and objectives and formulates strategies to achieve desired business results.
  • On an ongoing basis, the Commodity Manager will remain current on supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practice sourcing.
  • Responsible for Global Supplier Management. On an ongoing basis, the Commodity Manager will monitor and evaluate supplier performance (quality, delivery, service levels) of all suppliers.
  • Conduct regular strategic business reviews with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement of the supply base.
  • Measure and track quarterly performance within each service area.
  • Within the business unit, the Commodity Manager will champion annual productivity improvements by leading internal and joint supplier/unit teams pursuing TCO reduction opportunities in alignment with the sourcing strategy (e.g. demand management, increasing productivity, improving supplier operations, etc.).
  • Identify and implement best practices within assigned commodities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree Legal authorization to work in the US is required.
  • We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or a related technical discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience in buying, project management or operations management.
  • Proven experience in conflict resolution and strategy development, and project management.
  • Basic knowledge of commodities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects / assignments requiring identification of objectives, resources and/or approaches. 
  • Working knowledge of purchasing systems is essential, preferably SAP.
  • This position requires limited travel to other Rockwell Automation locations to support assigned business unit segment (20% Domestic & International).


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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