Commodity Manager in Santa Ana, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/3/2021

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Commodity Manager

Job Description

Ducommun is a global provider of manufacturing and engineering services, developing innovative electronic, engineered and structural solutions for complex applications in aerospace, defense and industrial markets. The Ducommun Commodity Manager is a member of the Ducommun (DCO) corporate strategic supply chain management team and reports to Senior Director or Vice President of Supply Chain.

The Commodity Manager is responsible for commodity supply chain management process providing leadership and aligned organizational direction for the comprehensive supply chain function across DCO including Performance Centers.   Key responsibilities include:

  • Execute commodity savings year over year – drive material cost reduction - capture ‘One Ducommun’ spend
  • Recommend commodity strategy identification, development and execution aligned to business goals and growth, support key technology road map to support Products and Services.
  • Lead and support commodity key negotiations andlong term agreement to build and improve commercial relationship: cost reduction, quality, delivery, terms and conditions, working capital , capacity etc. to support business growth and supply stability
  • Execute Commodity AOP and LRP year over year aligned to business goals across SBU and functions.Accountable for commodity scorecards and metrics for AOP KPI and TTI to drive material cost reduction (PPV),, and support supplier on time delivery (ODT) and inventory reduction (days and $)Support and lead key escalated supplier issues impacting operation and customer on time delivery and quality and worked with Operations, Quality Engineers and Supply Chain team for RCCA and improvement.
  • Lead supplier material replenishment agreement to execute at site level to support SIOP implementation and improvement across DCO
  • Partner with supply chain management team at site level to improve PO administration – efficiency and accuracy across ERP in DCO.
  • Lead supplier consolidation and transition strategy and support supply chain transition management across operation centers and SBU to align strategic supply chain capability, standardization and synergy
  • Collaborate with program management, engineering stakeholders and supply chain leaders at operation centers to support flawless NPI (New Product Introduction) launches by strategic supplier selection, targeted BOM cost alignment and targeted NPI material margins
  • Perform senior level supplier management functions: ensure supplier policy compliance, perform trend and market analysis, evaluate and monitor supplier performance
  • Promote and demonstrate the guiding principles, mission, vision and values of Ducommun.
  • Provide for selection, training, development, succession and performance evaluation of the commodity team and its members.
  • Promote and drive culture change to support buy-in and success of projects.

Skills & Qualifications

• Must be a proven leader and team player, with a track record in change management
• 5+ years leadership roles with rising roles and responsibilities in Aviation and Aerospace industry 
• Strong team builder, mentor, and coach at all levels
• Leadership in supply chain supply base and/or operation experience in automotive and/or aerospace industry 
• Master’s degree in supply chain management, business or related field preferred.
• Minimum 6-10 years of world class manufacturing and supply chain principles experience including commodity management,         material, material flow management, inventory management and strategy goal deployment.
• Demonstrated team building and talent development 
• Strong negotiation, analytical, communication, interpersonal, facilitation, written and verbal skills.
• Functional ERP system experience. 
• Ability to lead problem solving and root cause analysis.
• ISM or APICS certification desirable.

Additional Knowledge/Abilities/Skills/Tools
• Strong business acumen.
• Collaborative and influential leadership. 
• Ability to lead and manage change.
• Team building and talent development.
• Broad understanding of the full scope supply chain functionality, customer order through to product shipment.
• Financial P&L acumen as it relates to operational costs, external supply costs and working capital. 
• Understands and has ability to apply lean methodology and concepts into supply chain processes. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

200 E. Sandpointe, Suite 700
Santa Ana, California, 92707
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled