Commodity Manager

    Are you an experienced Commodity Manager and would you like to join a global multinational company, leader of the mobility sector? If so, this is an offer especially for you. The Commodity Manager will work based in the hinterland of Brno in an international environment, with strong professional and personal development opportunities.

What does our Commodity Manager do

  • Align purchasing actions in Europe/Global within his commodities responsibility (metal sheets), in order to fully exploit corporate-level synergy actions.
  • Develop and implement Commodity Strategies, a commonly accepted guideline, based on analysis of needs, current position, supply market and via understanding regional/global cost drivers.
  • Analyze supply market, identify new sources, contribute in qualify and onboard new suppliers, negotiate and close company contracts, ensure contract coverages.
  • Manage Suppliers: carry out supplier assessments, risk assessment, business review- and negotiation plans, ensure execution of adequate implementation actions, follow up capacity planning.
  • Monitor Performance and implement efficient measures, Delivery Reliability and Quality.
  • Regular alignment with Supplier Quality development, Regional Governance Team Value Engineering, Locations, Purchasing Managers and Strategic Buyers in order to drive implementations, improvement of the commodity, follow up quarterly Gross Saving planning reviews.
  • Drive with high priority cost improvement actions with the suppliers as well as with several Knorr-Bremse Locations.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Commodity Strategy, drive the purchasing teams’ actions of his/her commodity.

What we expect from you

  • A degree in a technical and/ or economical discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering) or strong technical and commercial experience.
  • Solid, 5+ years experience in Strategic Purchasing or Commodity Management of sheet metal laser cut and bent parts, stamping and deep drawing. Additional industrial / technical experience is advantage.
  • Full determination and ability to autonomously work in functional management, and in cross-locational, European/Global teams, and to drive actions till full implementation.
  • International experience of middle or big industrial multinational companies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong abilities in consultancy is an advantage.
  • A very good command of English. German is an advantage.
  • SAP experience, Data Management, Analytical skills are necessary.
  • Strong in solution-oriented negotiation and contractual law knowledge.
  • Abilities to adapt to a continuously changing environment.

What you can look forward to:

  • Once a year, you can enjoy a bonus of up to one salary.
  • Before the summer holidays and Christmas you will surely be pleased with a half-yearly bonus of CZK 6,000.
  • We know that transport costs money, so we'll contribute up to CZK 3,000 towards your commute.
  • Home-office option upon agreement with the manager.
  • In addition, we will contribute 2% of your gross salary to your pension plan.
  • You can enjoy "Cafeteria" that can be used at the pharmacy, opticians, travel, etc.
  • You will receive meal vouchers from us, and you can go to our factory canteen for meals.
  • You can also take advantage of our discounted mobile tariffs - you can include your family and friends.
  • You can train and develop with us on various courses. From purely professional skills to English and German lessons for those who use these languages at work.
  • You can rest during the 25 days of holiday.
  • We will take you from the centre of Brno by bus. So you don't have to buy additional zones on the "shalinkart".
  • We will train you at the beginning - you will gradually go through a complete adaptation program.
  • We will offer you job security and stability.
  • If you want, you can get involved in various sports/cultural/social company events and meet your colleagues outside of work.
  • If you are interested in this position, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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