Commodity Manager

Tronc   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 171 days ago

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  • Projects split between IT and Operations
  • Implement improvements in processes and procedures for sourcing, inventories, and payments
  • Lead commodity councils to leverage company expenses across all publishing business units
  • Create strategic sourcing alliances with preferred suppliers and work with functional stakeholders to promote standardized products and services
  • Evaluate and promote preferred suppliers to leverage volumes and reduce costs
  • Establish and maintain a standardized method for reporting compliance and savings in managed commodities
  • Create RFP’s to analyze possible savings and vendor consolidation in key purchasing categories
  • Implement and manage testing of new products and services at the business units
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms with vendors selected from RFP’s
  • Analyze spend across the company to identify possible new projects
  • Analyze existing inventories and ordering practices to create streamlined efficient ordering schedules
  • Complete and track payments for managed commodities
  • Create detailed reports and dashboards based on group requests
  • Create Capital Appropriation Requests and champion for approval
  • Manage enterprise-wide projects


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years sourcing experience
  • IT hardware, support and software sourcing experience or vendor management experience
  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software (Oracle Cloud preferred)
  • Advanced Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point skills
  • Knowledge of MS Access and MS Project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills