Commodity Manager

REPORTING TO Purchasing Manager


Circa £45k + Excellent Benefits (25 Days Holiday, plus 8 Statutory Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme, Private Outpatients Scheme)


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of a high value commodity package including development of suppliers to ensure total cost sourcing decisions are made in line with PACCAR requirements.
  • Achievement and reporting of Company targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement.
  • Development of partnership relationships with vendors.
  • Work with suppliers to implement PACCARs Cost Management Programme and ensure Six Sigma projects are defined and implemented.
  • Understand commodities managed at multiple levels and develop short, medium and long-term commodity strategies.
  • Identify and lead a number of cost reduction projects
  • Manage a complex and varied workload, ensuring attention is maintained on key actions.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Very strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Good commercial awareness.
  • Must be a good communicator with a flexible, self - managing approach to workload and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Confident presenter at senior management level.
  • Good Quality, Engineering, Process and Materials background.
  • CIPS Membership is desirable
  • Self-motivated, flexible and team player with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable administrative and IT skills.
  • Essential to be educated to degree qualification
  • Desirable Six Sigma Greenbelt certified
  • Driving License & Passport and be prepared to work away/abroad


To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to:

Jody Clayton, HR Advisor

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