Harris Corporation Commodity Manager - Indirect Materials in Melbourne, Florida

Commodity Manager - Indirect Materials 3/12/18--Supply ChainUSA - FL - Melbourne




Job ID: CHQ20181203-23827


Job Title: Commodity Manager - Indirect Materials

Jobe Code: CHQ20181203-23827

Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

Harris’ Corporate Headquarters located in in Melbourne, FL is seeking a Commodity Manager to join our Corporate Strategic Sourcing Team. This highly visible role drives organizational value by providing strategic and day-to-day leadership across our enterprise Indirect spend. Key responsibilities include working with executive management and functional stakeholders to identify best in class practices for the assigned commodities, executing the 7 step strategic sourcing process, and developing and managing supplier performance metrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive organizational value (quality, cost, delivery) through cross-functional collaboration for assigned commodities

  • Develop a sourcing strategy for each assigned commodity that incorporates customer requirements, product requirements, market conditions, business risk, and supplier capabilities

  • Communicate on a continuous basis with internal customers to understand business objectives, expectations and specific requirements

  • Serve as an internal resource regarding new products, capabilities, technologies, and sourcing processes

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of best practices, market conditions, trends, sources of supply and supplier capabilities for materials, equipment and services within assigned commodities

  • Lead sourcing negotiations with all levels of supplier contacts to establish contract terms

  • Define and track appropriate metrics for total cost reduction, provide data and input to business and corporate metrics and forecasts

  • Establish sources and alternate sources of supply to enhance means of meeting purchase requirements and achieving best total delivered cost, quality, service, and technology

  • Develop, maintain and strengthen long-term supplier relationships

  • Manage supplier performance and use competitive criteria for supplier development and awarding business when applicable

  • Resolve complex problems relating to supplier quality and service, contract disputes, and other discrepancies.

  • Travel approximately less than 15%


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5 years in a strategic sourcing/commodity management role

  • Demonstrated management expertise in multiple indirect commodities

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

  • Understanding of Contractual Terms and Conditions and how to mitigate risk

  • Project management experience

  • MS Excel and PowerPoint experience for purposes of data analysis and creating presentations

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Graduate degree

  • Cost analysis experience

  • SciQuest/Jaggaer RFx experience

  • Strong understanding of Procurement and Manufacturing Operations

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification

  • Institute of Supply Management (ISM) certification (CPSM, CPM) or equivalent preferred

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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Expertise--Supply Chain

LocationUSA - FL - Melbourne