Commodity Manager

08 Mar 2017
05 Apr 2017
David Hogan
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
Establish and implement equipment sourcing strategy in line with internal customers’ requirements and the requirement to achieve cost saving targets.
Manage the overall business relationship with suppliers.
Define/Maintain the supplier selection process including tactical make or buy.
Evaluate & develop suppliers.

Main Tasks:
- Be accountable for the savings for his / her Commodity.
- Lead the sourcing phase.
- Lead the supplier selection process.
- Provide equipment supply cost commitments to satellite proposals
- Lead supplier negotiation for his / her commodity.
- Lead multi-functional teams (MFT) for the commodity including improvement and cost-saving initiatives with supplier and specification optimisation.
- Develop market intelligence and maintain database.
- Maintain equipment sourcing strategy documentation.

Skill Required:
- Understand RF payload architecture and associated technical drivers
- Interpersonal skills to drive projects within a cross-functional environment.
- Proactive attitude.
- Excellent negotiation skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strategic thinking.
- Strong networking and relationship building skills.
- Autonomy.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A background in complex engineering and extensive experience of commercial terms and negotiation.
- Commodity and / or equipment procurement or project management in space environment
- Supplier sourcing and selection.
- Contract negotiation
- Supplier development and relationships

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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