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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries and annual sales of almost €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

(Procurement) Commodity Manager
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Middleton

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

The first 3 letters in workplace safety are Y-O-U!

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Commodity Manager in Middleton, TN.

This role is responsible for managing cost of operations by understanding and establishing standard costs; collecting operational data; comparing and analyzing actual results vs. budget, forecast and prior years; explaining variances; leading ad hoc cost analyses; identifying trends and providing forecast; and recommending actions.  Also, this role will provide system support and explain processes/techniques to the organization.  Maintains favorable relationships with cross-functional departments and coordinates with accounting.

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Establishes, negotiates, and maintains Long Term Agreements (LTAs) with preferred suppliers to meet supplier performance, costs goals, aligned with commodity strategy
  • Develops commodity strategies and leads supplier selections by gathering inputs with key stakeholders.
  • Manages risks thru proactive supply management actions
  • Uses LEAN tools such as pull replenishment, level scheduling and economic order quantities (MOQ), visual management
  • Establishes, JIT (Just-In-Time), and VMI systems and agreements with suppliers to achieve the lowest cost and highest turns
  • Reduces supply base while developing long-term alliances with chosen core suppliers
  • Becomes an expert in market and manufacturing processes for assigned commodities
  • Leads and participates in multi-functional teams for design improvements, cost reduction opportunities, and other strategies for operational and supply chain improvements at all levels within thyssenkrupp
  • Understands and adheres to internal, corporate and governmental policies and laws related to commodities and suppliers
  • Establishes working relationships with senior management at key, preferred suppliers and hold supplier performance reviews, including key stakeholders from other functions
  • Define strategies and be a strong partner with Sourcing Operations teams to drive implementation and compliance strategies at the business franchise level
  • Support tke AG global initiatives
  • Support BU business strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five years’ experience in Purchasing and/or Supply Chain within a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience with new product development and a technical background preferred
  • Advanced level of negotiating skills and contract expertise in corporate contract process
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with many levels of the organization
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, assignments simultaneously and to operate in a matrix environment
  • Experience leading a complex, global manufacturing system is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software and ERP
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing (e.g., pull systems, continuous improvement, 6s, etc.) preferred
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

The first 3 letters in workplace safety are Y-O-U!

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Commodity Manager in Middleton, TN.

This role is responsible for managing cost of operations by understanding and establishing standard costs; collecting operational data; comparing and analyzing actual results vs. budget, forecast and prior years; explaining variances; leading ad hoc cost analyses; identifying trends and providing forecast; and recommending actions.  Also, this role will provide system support and explain processes/techniques to the organization.  Maintains favorable relationships with cross-functional departments and coordinates with accounting.

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Establishes, negotiates, and maintains Long Term Agreements (LTAs) with preferred suppliers to meet supplier performance, costs goals, aligned with commodity strategy
  • Develops commodity strategies and leads supplier selections by gathering inputs with key stakeholders.
  • Manages risks thru proactive supply management actions
  • Uses LEAN tools such as pull replenishment, level scheduling and economic order quantities (MOQ), visual management
  • Establishes, JIT (Just-In-Time), and VMI systems and agreements with suppliers to achieve the lowest cost and highest turns
  • Reduces supply base while developing long-term alliances with chosen core suppliers
  • Becomes an expert in market and manufacturing processes for assigned commodities
  • Leads and participates in multi-functional teams for design improvements, cost reduction opportunities, and other strategies for operational and supply chain improvements at all levels within thyssenkrupp
  • Understands and adheres to internal, corporate and governmental policies and laws related to commodities and suppliers
  • Establishes working relationships with senior management at key, preferred suppliers and hold supplier performance reviews, including key stakeholders from other functions
  • Define strategies and be a strong partner with Sourcing Operations teams to drive implementation and compliance strategies at the business franchise level
  • Support tke AG global initiatives
  • Support BU business strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five years’ experience in Purchasing and/or Supply Chain within a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience with new product development and a technical background preferred
  • Advanced level of negotiating skills and contract expertise in corporate contract process
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with many levels of the organization
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, assignments simultaneously and to operate in a matrix environment
  • Experience leading a complex, global manufacturing system is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software and ERP
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing (e.g., pull systems, continuous improvement, 6s, etc.) preferred
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions