Commodity Manager

Key information

Purchasing
Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Irving, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years
2018-68879

Job description

The Commodity Manager is responsible for supporting the North American strategies on contract negotiations, savings and supply base management for all Indirect Purchasing functions.

Job requirements

  • • Customer Oriented
  • • Persuasive
  • • Assertive
  • • Teamwork/Collaborative
  • • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • • Demonstrate initiative and ownership of projects.
  • • Strong organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • • At least 5 years of Logistics and Transportation experience
  • • Experience with ad hoc reporting, Microsoft Office, advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel a plus

Complementary description

  • • Commodity Management
  • • Sourcing/Supply Base Development & Management
  • • Contract Development & Negotiations
  • • Program Management
  • • Defines procedures, practices, processes and contract models (in collaboration with Legal) to best market standards for each commodity group
  • • Partners with the Senior Management Team and Safran group teams to align purchasing with the overall business strategy
  • • Proposes improvements of tools & processes and develop purchasing maturity within the Group, fosters operational excellence

Specificity of the job

Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Company information

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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