Description : Position Summary :
Position Summary :
The Lead Commodity Manager EMEA is responsible for identifying suppliers that will fit with Momentive culture, meet Momentive standards of compliance with a focus on Emerging Markets of EMEA region.
This position entails managing procurement activities, vendors, contracts and synergies in the raw materials area, developing and executing sourcing strategies.
Job Description :
Responsible for the negotiation and implementation of supply agreements related raw materials (chemicals) EMEA countries.
Optimize sourcing strategies within the emerging markets (Middle East, Africa, East Europe and Russia) that meet the Business’s growth objectives.
The Lead Commodity Manager EMEA will interface with Manufacturing, Technology, Business Leadership and Commodity Managers in all regions, leading efforts to identify and implement cost and complexity reduction opportunities.
Project responsibilities will be focused on EMEA in the beginning, but geographic coverage can be expanded.
Increased complexity and business / operational / strategic importance of the negotiations for the respective indirect agreements
Greater influence in the conception and execution of strategic guidelines
Lead strategic supplier relationship management (SRM) with selected third parties, building strong, value-adding relationships with suppliers.
Ensure timely negotiation of all agreements, including execution of commodity contracts, delegation of authority review, completion of executive summary and productivity summaries.
Negotiate contracts to meet business requirements and meet the quality and cost objectives.
Provide the best value for purchased commodity sets. Support cross-functional efforts to reduce costs and mitigate supply risk.
Support Technology on new product.
Development and implementation of raw material strategic procurement plans for identified commodities opportunity, ensuring that strategic goals are achieved and negotiated contracts can be utilized on a multi-
Region basis where applicable, in order to leverage global supply capability.
Optimize cash flow aspects of assigned commodities.
Collaborate with other EMEA Procurement departments to develop, and implement best practices relevant to the scope of this role, including business intelligence, risk analysis and due diligence as & when appropriate.
Key Metrics Role is Accountable for Productivity, Cost reduction, Weighted Average Terms improvements
Key Relationships : Business, Supply Chain, Operations, R&D, Quality, Product Regulatory and Legal department.
Travel Requirements : 25 - 30% travel
Complex negotiation skills in English and demonstrated experience with leveraged agreements, multi-year contracts.
Higher level of professional experience, industry knowledge and negotiation expertise required
Increased degree of independence and room for decision
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with an attention to detail
Good interpersonal skills able to separate emotional and functional aspects
Knowledge of current technologies related to process analysis, supply chain optimization, procurement, resource planning and optimization.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Experience working in a matrix or multi-site organization.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Strong project leadership driving procurement strategies through implementation into plants.
Fluent in English (oral and written).