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Commodity Manager in Manchester, CT at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Accountable for assigned team member's development, performance, compliance, and results. Responsible for the development and performance of assigned new and existing suppliers with the goal of supporting commodity strategies and production. Drive on-time delivery/turn around time that enables production order starts on-time. Reduce scrap and rework through improving supplier quality. Achieve annual and 5 year operating plans and reduce inventory through cost reductions and Inventory Management. Oversee internal operational communications through Paradigm's cross functional leadership team, the adherence of a MPS per the Master Scheduler, and the shipments/sales that achieve EBITDA, Cash, and Balance Sheet performance.

The position is responsible for supply chain advanced procurement and management of tier 1 and mult-subtier suppliers in the Supply Chain of aerospace components. This position is fast paced, and will involve working in a cross functional team environment. Candidates will work closely with engineering and manufacturing to facilitate cost reduction activities and oversee supplier transitions. Candidates should be well versed in drawing nomenclature. Ideal candidates will have a solid technical background and be able to provide supplier feedback to engineering in multiple sites.

  • Accountable for obtaining the highest quality and achieving total cost of acquisition results
  • Performance management of the suppliers on the basis of price, quality, service support/responsiveness/delivery, availability, reliability, leadership, and technology.
  • Drive the suppliers to assure products and services are at production readiness and operational excellent levels, and assess/maintain a supplier's production and distribution capabilities.
  • Support the Director of Supply Chain as required, in negotiating, closing, and implementing supply contracts.
  • Create Regional Commodity Strategies, as required.
  • Responsible for dispute/problem resolutions with any assigned suppliers.
  • Prepare and provide the required budget for Supply Chain.
  • Ensure effective inventory management techniques are in place to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce carrying costs and increase inventory turns.
  • Responsible for the effective training and of employees within the Supply Chain.
  • Maintain a business-like, productive and disciplined work environment.
  • Works closely with new and existing aerospace suppliers on the development and qualification of new manufacturing, assembly and test processes
  • Responsible for oversight of monitoring supplier deviation requests and non-conformances
  • Supports failure analysis and corrective action with suppliers to identify and resolve the root cause of the problem
  • Executes transition standard work for new sources to qualified suppliers
  • Provides input and reviews technical documentation for RFP's/RFQ's and technical contract issues
  • Establishes and/or maintains a system of metrics to continually monitor measurable supplier performance
  • Between 25%-50% travel may be required for first 4 months, reduced to ~15% thereafter
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with a MRP system is required.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is a necessity.
  • APICS and/or C.P.M. training/certification is a plus.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to work well with people and possess the skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution communicated through written and/or graphical formats
  • The Commodity Manager must be ready to deal with a particular situation, decide upon a course of action and implement swiftly so as to return to the normal working environment.
  • Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks.
  • Ability to negotiate cost reductions with suppliers and develop RFQ's
  • Desired ability to develop cost models including "Should Cost Models"
  • Supply chain experience such as Value Stream Mapping, Duty Collection/Drawback/Tax Reclaim, or NAFTA Qualification
  • Solid skills with benchmarking
  • Ability to find and introduce through transition standard work new sources of product
  • Proven record of progressive savings for the company
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before the employees in the organization.


  • The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil based lubricants and cleaning solutions
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually middling.
  • Six Sigma, ACE or LEAN experience preferred
  • Knowledge of REACH RoHS preferred