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Commodity Manager

Commodity Manager

Posted 19 June by Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain Easy Apply Ended

One of my most trusted clients within the Sheffield area is now looking to recruit a Commodity Manager, as they look strengthen their supply chain function. They are looking for an experienced purchasing professional, with strong knowledge around castings, and a background in engineering.

Client Details

The client which I'm representing are a world leading manufacturer within it's field - A centre of excellence in technology, design and engineering. They are a business who truly believe in developing and delivering training methods which will drive the very best results. Due to growth they're looking for an experienced Commodity Manager to join their growing team, based north of Sheffield.


The Commodity Manager will be responsible for source, selection, negotiation and the purchase of all commodities within the business. You will be required to manage the supply chains in support of internal/external customer requirements and support appropriate metrics, and reporting as required by the business. You will also be required to assist in the process to manage and carry out vendor analysis, and provide recommendations for source selection in support of bid and proposal activities, procurement and as needed to support the business.


  • Full account management of key strategic subcontractors including operational purchasing and performance improvement, contract governance and relationship management across all functions.

  • Sources new vendors, resolves conflicts concerning materials or services at the department and vendor levels; keeps in constant contact with appropriate personnel to insure satisfactory operations; coordinates return and/or repairs of products; monitors changes, modifications, and technological advances that affect the purchasing of goods and services. Actions all Non Conformance Reports (NCR) and Engineering Change Notification (ECN) within Supply Chain

  • Reviews, evaluates, and monitors department purchase requisitions for proper authorisation, specifications, and legal compliance; takes responsibility for procuring appropriate items or services; creates and reviews purchase orders; researches and resolves receiving and accounts payable issues; inputs, edits, and retrieves purchasing data; disburses and maintains files related to purchase orders and purchasing. Ensures delivery of all components within lead time and budget, in line with the required delivery date by operations and for revenue and cash billing milestones.

  • Continuous Improvement of On-Time Delivery and quality performance of key Project subcontractors also work closely with the management team to set policy on vendors and the method of selection

  • Develops and manages procurement strategies, bench-marking of key commodities and undertakes supply chain research to ensure the purchasing power is maximised and all commodities are purchased within budget and material savings are maximised

  • Assist in the implementation of operational and strategic procurement, process improvements and introduction of best practice procurement and supply chain management techniques


The successful candidate for the Commodity Manager role will have the following key skills and qualities.

  • Strong negotiation and cost analysis skills, influencing, Inter-personal, Communication, IT including SAP or equivalent, vendor managementExperience within the Oil
  • Reference: 35426598

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