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Commodity Manager

ABB Group

This is a Contract position in San Antonio, TX posted October 6, 2021.

Commodity Manager Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ, abilities, ethnicity and generations.

Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

The role of the Category Manager is to develop, plan and implement the procurement and logistics strategy for an assigned category or group of categories, with a focus on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability.

Reporting to the Procurement & Logistic Manager, you will ensure execution in accordance with instructions and procedures from the company, the Procurement & Logistics function, and supply base management.

Your responsibilities Implementing effective sourcing strategies in line with the Continuous Improvement Process Sourcing process and business strategy, ensuring that suppliers can meet current and future business requirements, as well as ensuring that all relevant parties grasp strategies and execute processes accordingly Managing the planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts Buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and company guidelines in order to minimize quality and financial risks Negotiating with main suppliers, and periodically renewing price lists, terms and conditions Adapting corporate contractual frameworks to local business needs, and recommending frame agreements to management and executing them, as well as providing oversight and contract management with suppliers Choosing appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with company policies Defining and establishing local standard agreements with all major suppliers, while providing and maintaining standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with company directives and guidelines Designing and implementing cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets Contributing to and participating in setting and implementing budget and targets within the framework, and ensuring that sourcing performance targets are achieved Your background Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 5 years of experience OR Master’s Degree with minimum 3 years of experience.

Strong Sourcing, Supply Chain, Product Management, Engineering background.

Strong negotiations and supplier interaction skills; inclusive leadership and driver who take ownership on driving cross functional projects.

Demonstrated background of building collaborative relationships.

Proven people management skills with clear vision and can-do attitude.

Travel of up to 25% may be required.

Candidates must already have a work authorization that allows them to work for ABB in United States.

Benefits Retirement plan Life insurance Disability insurance Medical insurance Wellbeing program More about us ABB Smart Buildings digitally transforms commercial, industrial and residential buildings for the highest comfort, efficiency, safety and security
– enhancing quality of life in buildings of the future through safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions, services and products.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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