Commodity Manager
MEDINA, OH Supply Chain
Job Type

We're looking for a Commodity Manager to join our strategic sourcing team! The role can be based either at our Medina, OH or Bloomington, IN locations. The role will also have the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule!

The Commodity Manager will execute indirect strategic sourcing events for multiple manufacturing locations to deliver the required equipment, parts and services and ensure lowest total cost of ownership. The scope of this position requires working closely with multiple departments, divisions and executive leaders to support North American manufacturing. This position will also implement effective supplier management practices with key suppliers.


  • Manage supplier and internal compliance to contract terms & conditions for indirect categories: Freight & Logistics, Professional Services, Facility Services, MRO, Run-the-Plant suppliers, CapEx, utilities, HR, IT, etc.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts and cost reduction.
  • Prepare, review, and execute contract documents.
  • Maintain contracts in accordance to milestone schedules, expiration schedules and/?or market or competitive events which activate renegotiations.
  • Builds Relationships and Engage in Business Environment.
  • Build and maintain supplier and internal customer relationships.
  • Committed to supporting manufacturing and/or internal customer needs on projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering is required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in procurement or strategic sourcing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, negotiation and organizational skills in conjunction with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience and knowledge of manufacturing equipment, preferably equipment related to machining, heat treating, stamping, and cutting (gear and laser).
  • Experience implementing multi-plant service agreements including but not limited to, freight, multi-functional devices, tooling, energy, MRO, and temporary labor.
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams to provide comprehensive analysis of equipment, services and value add services.
  • Understanding of trends in material prices, sources, and global/domestic market conditions.
  • Experience in domestic and global sourcing with very strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Execute strategic sourcing events (supplier selection, negotiation and contracting).
  • Incumbent must physically and mentally perform the job demands as listed above.