OEM Commodity Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Pordenone, Italy
2019-06-15

Apply new ways of thinking to create new ways of working.

As part of the Electrolux Professional team, one day is never the same as the next. But what drives us every day is our mission to make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable. Becoming the OnE trusted partner, managing their complete operations. Understanding their daily journey – and making it a winning one - whether they run a hotel, restaurant, laundry or café. Acting truly sustainable means going beyond products; connecting users with intelligence, humans with technology and innovative thinkers with relevant business models. And providing the most inclusive service offering with expertise, state-of-the-art interfaces and the best people network.

Together with you, we will grow and create sustainable experiences for people and the world around us, in food, beverage and laundry. Electrolux Professional – we are The OnE.

Electrolux Professional Purchasing is a fundamental contributor for the achievement of the company objectives. In our world, we build on long-term relationships with our suppliers, the best value for money, the most meaningful innovation and excellent quality with respect for our values. Our mission is to support the company in delivering on time with perfect quality at the right cost, so that as a company we can live up to the expectations of our customers.

We operate both at global and plant level and collaborate with a panel of international suppliers engaging them with our internal business partners like: Sales, R&D, Quality, Manufacturing & Engineering, Product Line, Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Business Units, etc.

We rely on building strong cooperation. We focus on innovation, quality and development of long-term relationships with our strategic suppliers. Sustainability and continuous improvement are the elements that are underpinning our activity. As we operate in a dynamic, international and competitive environment, Purchasing is sometimes quite challenging. We count on our well-developed social capabilities and good set of technical or financial skills to get us through the day. 

We are offering a long-term, full-time position as GLOBAL COMMODITY MANAGER – OEM

A REGULAR DAY AT WORK / MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The Global Commodity Manager is positioned at the interface between Electrolux Business unit and the industries that are related to the commodity. In this role, the individual is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies as well as conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality, recommending product and service innovations based on improving quality. The position requires an interest in market dynamics and competitive behavior, negotiation and pricing, improving effectiveness and quality, and risk mitigation. As additional responsibilities, the individual will have to lead a team to drive results and activities.

Your main responsibilities will be:
• Develop & maintain strategic and sustainable relationships with key suppliers to plan, organize and drive the best sourcing activities                                                                   
• Establish current and long-term objectives, setting plans for the future, including the development of suppliers to meet Electrolux requirements for cost, quality, delivery reliability, new product launch, service level, code of conduct and environmental compliance
• Understand the tradeoffs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet Electrolux performance criteria and secure long-term supply continuity.
• Develop an in-depth understanding for his/her commodity (value-added manufacturing and services processes and costs, reverse logistics, and market intelligence) and apply this knowledge to influence Electrolux’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
• Lead  innovation input from suppliers and promote it into Electrolux
• Develop a good relationship with key peers (Supply Chain, Quality, Product Line, R&D, Operations, IT, Finance, Marketing, HR).
• Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
• Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
All this while keeping Electrolux values and priorities in check.

YOU

• Innovative, flexible and open minded, creative. 
• Self-driven, methodical and Action/result oriented. 
• Time driven, good coordination and communication, reactivity.
• Ready to withstand the pressure and responsibility.
• Ability to work in an international / multicultural environment. 
• Ability to motivate changes and people 
• Respect of culture diversities and ability to tailor the communication on the people. 
• Willing to travel. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

• University degree or equivalent through experience
• Specialties can range from economics, technical studies
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in procurement  various commodities  (ideally OEM) in a multinational environment
• Experience in adjacent disciplines like those that logistics, manufacturing, research and development, are also welcomed
• Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment
• Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
• Languages: Mandatory fluent in English, any other language is an asset.