063918 Requisition #

John Zink is looking for a Commodity Manager!  Successful candidates will add value to the organization by improving the total cost, OTC, and quality of delivered goods and services that will have a direct impact on business results. The Commodity Manager must be able to effectively work with cross-functional groups to develop and create new ideas, systems, and relationships across the organization.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Establish sourcing strategy for commodity families, in line with Supply Chain & Product Group Strategies and create partnerships with suppliers representing quality products
  • Negotiate with the group, business unit, or product group in order to get the best total cost solution in line with the targets of the organization
  • Develop sourcing strategies (3 to 5 year vision) related to the commodities/Product Group responsible for and ensuring their implementation
  • In co-ordination with Sourcing find, select and approve preferred suppliers in accordance with pre-determined criteria
  • Mange the supplier's panel (in coordination with Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Quality, Expediting and Product Group)
  • Identify global and alternative strategic procurement sources in order to reduce supply costs in co-ordination with Sourcing
  • Identify new materials, technology, manufacturing techniques etc. to drive down cost and lead-time
  • Ensure compliance with negotiated agreements
  • Build cost models for the global commodities and lead cost reduction projects. 
  • Promote standardization among businesses/units. 
  • Develop existing suppliers and promote VA/VE programs. 
  • Ensure smooth relations with suppliers & businesses/units during implementation phase of contracts. 
  • Ensure links with Engineering and Project Management. 
  • Develop and own business continuity plans covering supplier's short- or long-term service disruption in co-ordination with Supplier Relationship Management. 

What You Will Need:

  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international)
  • 5+ years in commercial negotiation
  • Managerial/Leadership experience
  • Experience leading continuous improvement projects
  • Experience with ERP/MRP
  • Able to travel internationally up to 50% of the time
  • Experience in leading Continuous Improvement Projects 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate to different audiences and cultures

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain or equivalent. 
  • Experience with BAAN
  • Multilingual
  • 7+ years’ experience in commercial negotiation
  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing (national and international)

Why Work For Koch Companies?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about John Zink Hamworthy Combustion?

Our customers produce the world’s energy, chemicals, and plastics, and eliminate harmful emissions from the air, water, and soil. We help them operate in a cleaner, safer and more economical way.


John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC) is a global leader in emissions-control and clean-air combustion systems. We back every product with decades of proven performance, unrivalled research and development capabilities, and expert service and support. Our expertise includes:
  • Burners
  • Flares
  • Flue gas treatment
  • Gas recovery
  • Landfill and biogas systems
  • Thermal oxidizers
  • Vapor control
  • Heat transfer
  • Oil, gas, and liquids separation, treating and conditioning
  • Combustion monitoring
  • Turnkey services

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. 
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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