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The Indirect Commodity Manager is responsible for working with, supporting and leading all Fortive/ASP US sites to determine the current and future needs of the commodity and develop strategies and solutions to address those needs.
This associate is responsible for leading cross-functional stakeholders throughout the US to proactively identify opportunities where Fortive/ASP would benefit from sourcing engagement. Leadership is a key requirement as this individual will build relationships with and utilize team members to build and execute appropriate strategies for spend categories (E.g.; Travel/Fleet, IT, Marketing, HR, Facilities, Real-Estate, Business Services, etc) in conjunction with business requirements which result in overall quality, cost, delivery and innovation (QDCI) improvements. Other activities include gathering and analyzing spend and price data, identifying opportunities for consolidated negotiations based on company data, evaluating and selecting preferred suppliers, negotiating and implementing price agreements, managing and improving supplier performance, leading workshops and kaizens, training associates on Fortive sourcing tools & processes, analyzing, reporting, and monitoring project savings against policy deployment goals.
Here’s where you’ll demonstrate your competencies:
Develop commodity strategies for sourcing Indirect commodities as identified throughout the company
Implement robust communication mechanisms with company associates to gather their business requirements, gain regular input on strategies, and ensure their understanding and commitment to strategies for targeted categories
Drive implementation of Fortive’s preferred suppliers across the company
Lead cross-business savings projects, and drive/monitor business-specific savings projects
Coordinate with the functional stakeholders to select preferred suppliers within the commodities and manage their performance to ensure they consistently meet QDCI performance requirements
Prepare and execute Master Service Agreements (MSA) and bid packages utilizing RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions
Evaluate commodity pricing and trends to provide price and budget guidance to operating companies
Measurements - Will include but not limited to:
Year-over-year improvement in Indirect purchase costs
Supplier consolidation and development of preferred and qualitied supply base
Continuous improvement in supplier performance
Increased use of preferred suppliers’ compliance
Here’s what we’ll need from you:
Bachelor’s degree required. Focus in business, supply chain, or logistics preferred
Minimum 5 years’ experience in supply chain
Record of success in implementing measurable improvements in the supply chain
Lean manufacturing experience
Must have demonstrated leadership ability
Ability to work independently
Experience in managing projects and leading sourcing continuous process improvement events (E.g.; workshops and/or kaizens)
Experience in structuring contracts and managing business relationships
Able to establish relevant strategies, clearly articulate expectations and follow up to achieve savings and shape business process
Ability to travel up to 15% including international travel.
Here are a few examples of the traits we value:
Problem solving—must possess the technical skills necessary to effectively assess, analyze, and solve complex issues in a constantly-changing environment.
Results orientation—must deliver measurable and auditable results in policy deployment targets and key performance indicators
Communication—must be able to communicate effectively with all levels in various organizations from transactional to senior management
Teamwork—must be able to work with various teams of procurement & logistics managers from multiple companies and countries / cultures
Process orientation---must be able to establish and document standard operating processes for sourcing, supplier management, and acquisition integration
Ability to influence others---through leadership must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key sourcing and integration initiatives
Negotiations—must be able to negotiate effectively and ethically
Integrity --- must follow the Fortive standards of business and personal ethics policies and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in countries where we, and our partners, operate
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