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Global Commodity Manager

bw_wordkay_placeNingbo - China

bw_wordkay_timeDec 06, 2018

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


The Global Commodity Manager will continuously assess internal requirements, external market factors and supplier
performance to effectively execute strategies for the assigned commodities that will deliver the strongest value position for Borg Warner Turbo Systems.
The GCM will lead the development and management of certain global/regional commodity strategies designed to leverage BW collective purchasing power and maximize synergistic opportunities to optimize supplier performance, reduced total supply costs while meeting our technology expectations throughout the supply chain. Ensure commodity plan deliverables meet designed strategies. Negotiate key supplier contracts. Provide global leadership in the communication, implementation, coordination, and enforcement of commodity strategies.


  • Perform global supplier negotiation, contract execution, business reviews, supplier scorecard reviews, capacity

    assessments and other supplier management functions.

  • Optimize commodity spending and provide minimum target annual savings through cost reductions, cost avoidance and operational improvements.
  • Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, resourcing/dual sourcing opportunities, supplier VAVE activities and design for cost.
  • Coordinate global sourcing activities with manufacturing & engineering departments to acquire materials in the most cost effective and timely manner for the assigned commodities.
  • Collaborate with Local Plant Purchasing within BWTS and Enterprise Commodity Managers at WHQ to assure a cohesive commodity plan for BorgWarner
  • Plan and lead Global Sourcing Events


  • Continually reduce year-over-year material cost through negotiations, Value Analysis, Long Term Supply

    Agreements, resourcing actions and industry competitive knowledge

  • Develop and publish a comprehensive strategy for all managed commodities, which will include risk mitigation for currency exposure, supply disruption, whole-life cost and Tier supplier liability
  • Assess commodity supply base and develop new suppliers as needed consistent with BorgWarner cost, quality and

    delivery requirements

  • Participate in cross functional teams with external suppliers and BW engineering, supplier quality and local purchasing, to develop and execute design for cost programs for components
  • Represent the purchasing function at internal meetings; develop market analysis/forecasts on global economic and

    technical trends and present to senior management as needed

  • Use the SAP system and other enterprise systems to collect and analyze data
  • Create approved bid lists for each assigned commodity and communicate to individual plants
  • Identify new technologies and strategic alliances that will strengthen the value position of BWTS


  • Four-year degree in Business or Engineering
  • 10 plus years purchasing experience (automotive environment desired)
  • Ability to lead a group of mid or senior level purchasing professionals and/or entry level manager
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • CPM or CPIM certification desired
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Global (low cost country) sourcing experience
  • Practical experience in the procurement of casting and machining processes
  • Understanding of complementary Supply Chain processes is highly desirable (Logistics, Planning/Forecasting and
  • Inventory Control)
  • Good presentation skills and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints


  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Process Management
  • Sizing up people (Indv)         

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