Commodity Manager ll - Metals Manufacturing

Livonia, MI
Full Time
Supply Chain Management - 8017

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 2,400 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.   

At Roush, we work alongside the best and brightest to do incredibly cool things you wouldn’t believe. At Roush, you are part of building the future.

We are searching for a strategic and forward-thinking Commodity Manager II to join our Supply Chain team! As a Commodity Manager II, you will act as a subject matter expert and will monitor market trends, develop sourcing strategies, and communicate commodity agreements and strategies across the business. If you are a Commodity Manager or buyer possessing a demonstrated competence in development and execution of commodity strategies, negotiation, and supplier assessments, we want to meet you! This position is located in Livonia, MI.

As a Commodity Manager II, you will:

  • Lead current production cost reduction and new program sourcing globally for the commodities
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to seek input, common ground, and trust of the Commodity Team to optimize overall impact
  • Process purchase orders and ensure suppliers are meeting delivery dates
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies and plans to leverage Roush’s global buy and optimize total supplier performance (cost, quality, delivery, and launch)
  • Lead, manage and execute all data collection, validation, analysis, and negotiation activities for the commodities
  • Lead the negotiation and management of global strategic supplier contracts and approve any changes, while managing overall relationship with strategic suppliers
  • Communicate commodity agreements and strategies to the business globally and communicate progress periodically to senior level managers within and outside the company
  • Facilitate ongoing supplier assessment and performance review meetings, monitor effectiveness of strategy, and make changes where appropriate
  • Serve as a resource/expert for automotive commodities
  • Take part in process improvements in conjunction with the team to develop and implement best practices
  • Monitor supply markets and trends and aggregate forecasts and global specifications
  • Operate in a professional manner with the highest personal integrity
  • Approve all sourcing decisions globally
  • Develop cost modeling
  • Travel up to 20% (mostly local but could involve domestic and international overnight trips)

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related or technical area
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident allowing for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing commodities
  • Ability to read blueprints/drawings
  • Ability to manage complex commodities and increase spend/growth across multiple commodities
  • Experience with cost modeling/cost drivers/cost structures
  • Demonstrated competence in negotiating skills and assessing suppliers
  • Demonstrated competence in developing & implementing commodity strategies
  • Must possess an understanding of industry quality standards
  • Coordination, facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills

A successful candidate may also have:

  • Automotive Experience
  • Technical capability
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • CAD/CAE experience
  • Cost analysis experience 
  • Manufacturing exposure/experience 
  • APQP Experience
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) experience


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Our Full-Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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