OEM Commodity manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Location free
2018-07-18

OEM Commodity Manager

Position
A member of Global Sourcing Operations, reporting to the OEM Purchasing Director Europe. The role of the OEM Buyer is to implement the Group Purchasing strategies, developed in line with the Global Product Boards, for OEM products within the EMAE Europe business sector, whilst supporting the local Product Category organizations to ensure the cost- effective, timely sourcing and procurement of quality products and their effective introduction to the market- place

Key Operational Responsibilities:

• Drive the implementation of Group Purchasing strategies for OEM product purchasing within EMEA
• To regularly review & evaluate existing suppliers to improve the total cost of OEM products, actively liaising with Group Purchasing functions;
• The identification & evaluation of potential alternative suppliers within the Middle East, Asian and European region, closely liaising with the Global Sourcing organization;
• To actively participate and drive OEM projects and product development projects while owning the Product Line (PL) budgets and coordinate all purchasing issues within the Sector area;
• To proactively run Make v Buy projects, in order to assess the cost efficiency of internally manufactured product versus the cost to purchase from external suppliers;
• To ensure regular assessments of suppliers' quality, supply chain reliability and financial capabilities are carried out. Whilst also taking a proactive approach to driving supplier improvement initiatives, particularly regarding Supply Chain and total Quality;
• To conduct negotiations with suppliers & place commercial contracts as required by Global Purchasing;
• To ensure consistent compliance of EMEA EU purchasing procedures with established Group Purchasing procedures;
• Manage/Drive Sector Supplier Price and Payment Terms KPI to improve Net Operating Working Capital (NOWC) ;
• Create/Development and implementation of Product Line category strategy in agreement with the Sector business objective and Product Line Generation Plan;
• Lead and manage the relationship and interface with suppliers, who can provide technological innovations and continuous improved quality applicable to Electrolux products and processes;

Needed Competencies:

• Partial or Full Qualification in Professional Purchasing;
• 3 to 5 years of experience in the Home Appliance industry is a preferred asset;
• Capability to deal with top management, internally and externally;
• Strong communication skills, in order to assume a highly visible interface role vis-à-vis internal and external business partners;
• Strong negotiation and persuasion skills;
• Outstanding team playing skills;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and translate strategy into well planned tactics;
• Demonstrated leadership ability including strategic business acumen, ability to inspire and motivate people, orientation to action, courage to innovate and make tough decisions, excellent follow-up and follow-through skills; 
• In-depth international business experience, preferably in Purchasing;
• Proven skill in the areas of, project management, change management, influencing, negotiation, collaboration and team building/development, self-direction, and the ability to create profitable working relationships;
• Knowledge of Supply Chain and Quality systems, with the ability to support and effect change within both fields, an asset;
• A person who has the ability to effect change, with a bias for action and the fortitude to challenge the status quo with a results-oriented sense of urgency, while approaching change with respect for the organization and its past;
• Strong organizational skills, which ensure that ideas are converted into deliverable projects and tasks, within agreed time and budget parameters;
• Energetic, creative, mature, flexible;
• Ability to lead and influence people who do not report directly;
• Ability to manage conflict; 
• Available for frequent travel throughout Europe, and Asia;
• English language is a must any other languages are a plus