Commodity Manager

Bridgestone &Firestone   •  

Nashville, TN

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 64 days ago

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As a Commodity Manager Indirect Procurement; Logistics this individual will be responsible for partnering with and supporting with internal Business Units, Functional Groups (primarily Logistics & Supply Chain Management Team) and associated Stakeholders while executing on Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management initiatives. Example categories may include, but not limited to the following: Ocean Freight, Truckload, Less than Truckload, Rail, Driver Services, Warehouse Services, Air Freight, Logistics Bill Pay Services, etc.


· Provide Procurement support ensuring Procurement representation and participation in all issues related to assigned Logistics categories

· Support the co-development of Category, supplier and negotiation strategies, and work plans, in conjunction with stake holders and support execution to established timelines

· Support the identification, research and evaluation of Logistic Service providers that meet the organization's standards of quality, value, timing, service and reliability of supply

· Interact with suppliers and internal "customers" to identify , implement and realize optimal value and performance

· Support the execution and management of Procurement processes for designated Categories to reduce total cost of ownership for goods & services while ensuring uninterrupted supply

· Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) efforts including strategic segmentation and supplier rationalization

· Ensure supplier qualification efforts including diversity initiatives

· Manage and enhance supplier performance through the establishment of KPI's/SLA's (contract content) and effective supplier and stake holder interaction



· Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred

· 5 years plus of Strategic Sourcing Procurement experience; specifically in Logistics and Logistics Services

· Ability to function from a stable state of independence, displaying ability to manage