Mechanical Commodity Sourcing Manager

Mechanical Commodity Sourcing Manager

Bang & Olufsen

Denmark

Your mission

As a mechanical commodity sourcing manager, your task will be to manage our suppliers and help our organisation choose the right materials for our various designs. Doing so, you will work closely with concept managers to gain an understanding of the design elements and material characteristics.

Using this knowledge and your understanding of both the industry, competition and future technologies, you will help them select the right suppliers from day one.

More specifically, it will be up to you to:

  • Negotiate the best contractual agreements by ensuring a commercial and technical package that meets procurement requirements;
  • Ensure optimum savings and cost tracking through cost/trend analysis;
  • Build strong relationships with our suppliers;
  • Ensure that our commodity strategies are in alignment with our Procurement strategy and objectives;
  • Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities within the supply chain;
  • Assist in the continuous best practice development of our Procurement function;
  • Ensure that our database is up-to-date and create a sub-database consisting of strategy-related components;
  • Working closely with Bang & Olufsen Product Development team to establish the right mechanical specifications, involve in scouting to develop an appropriate supply base;
  • To meet the needs of the business, this position will take you travelling internationally.

Your network

Joining the department in Struer, you will join a team of highly skilled colleagues who work closely together. You will be working very independently while at the same time finding the time to share knowledge and experiences with your peers. Likewise, you can look forward to cooperating with colleagues across Development, Procurement, Planning and ODM where we focus on quality and continuous improvement.

What you bring

With a keen multicultural understanding and excellent interpersonal skills, you thrive in an international setting where you interact with colleagues and suppliers across borders and nationalities. Furthermore, as the natural front runner you are, you explore ideas, pursue knowledge and ask questions. You also know how to influence others, and as an articulate professional, you know how to communicate in a clear-cut manner.

Moreover, you bring:

  • 4+ years of experience in commodity management, which has given you a comprehensive in-depth understanding of purchasing and sourcing concepts;
  • A bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or mechanical engineering or similar combined with a fundamental knowledge of mechanical components;
  • Knowledge of purchasing concepts, enabling you to help drive supplier performance;
  • The ability to translate technical insight into strategies and communicate these using your excellent PowerPoint skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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