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Commodity Manager

CTS International is looking for a Commodity Manager for a direct hire position in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Applies expert and specialized knowledge in developing commodity strategies and programs for procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies for aerospace manufacturing operations. Develops and provides leadership to institutionalize the processes of Continuous Improvement in accordance with organization goals and objectives.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:
Develops commodity strategies across TNG business units, coordinates procurement projects to improve cost control and functions as a project leader providing technical leadership requiring ingenuity and innovation.

Develops, plans studies and collects data to determine cost saving options for parts and material. Analyzes data obtained. Develops and delivers reports for cost savings as a result of studies and projects of commodity activity and negotiations.

Negotiates complex long term agreements with NORDAM supplier partners in cooperation with NORDAM Legal team. May purchase parts and material of high value requiring a high level of technical knowledge of the aircraft system or subsystems for which it will be used. May review requisitions and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

Frequently acts as program manager for execution of plans that require multiple sources of business input from various TNG business groups and require coordination across multiple procurement teams.

Develops and generates make/buy decisions based on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal costs and capabilities for core and non-core items.

Considers additional methods through contracts to assist the organization to manage inventory (i.e. KAN BAN, Consignment Stock, Vendor Managed Inventory, etc.) Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

Engages in supplier development activities where appropriate and necessary based on the commodity group. Develops supplier corrective actions for chronic performance issues. Works in cooperation with Engineering and Quality where appropriate.

Employs Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma skills to improve processes and material flow.
Experience may be substituted for the formal education and training requirements in this section at the discretion of management. Bachelor level degree in business or a related discipline from a four-year college or university and ten (10) or more years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Number: 372711
Job Location: Tulsa, OK
Rate: TBD
Duration: TBD - months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 05/19/2017
Address: 11100 NE 8TH ST STE 800
City, State: BELLEVUE, WA 98004
Phone: 425/646-2688
Fax Phone: 425/635-7630

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