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Global Commodity Manager

bw_wordkay_placeRzeszow - Poland

bw_wordkay_timeNov 09, 2017

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Lead the cross functional development, implementation and management of global strategies for key commodity groups across BorgWarner business unit. Strategic Commodity Business Plans include: Global Commodity Strategy, Low Cost Economy Strategies, Supplier Rationalization, Cost Reductions, Key Supplier Performance Metrics, and New Technologies that support BorgWarner's Product Leadership position in the market. Identify and develop Suppliers that meet and/or exceed BorgWarner’s long-term expectations that result in a differentiation in the marketplace. Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management and global commodity strategies that leverage BorgWarner’s global buy. Lead "knowledge based negotiations" in the execution of Long-Term Agreements and Supplier contracts. Pursue eBusiness solutions that eliminate non-value added activities and increase departmental efficiencies. Provide global leadership in the communication, implementation, and enforcement of global commodity strategies.

  • Lead the development of, execute, cross-functionally communicate and maintain Global Strategic Commodity Business Plans which include:
    • Global Commodity Strategies.
    • Supplier Rationalization Strategy (grow/fix/exit strategies).
      • Develop short, mid and long-term supplier business roadmaps.
      • Business Over Time.
    • Low Cost Economy (LCE) Strategies.
    • Commodity Benchmarking - thorough understanding of benchmarking data (internal and external) as well as key commodity cost drivers. 
    • Track and communicate global commodity industry trends, competitor strategies, economic factors and opportunities in the global market place.
    • Thorough product/process knowledge and new technologies.
    • Approved Supplier list (if not tracked on ECM level) - strategic, preferred, not approved, etc.
    • Develop cross-functional alignment/buy-in of all global commodity strategies and activities.
    • Monitor and report compliance to commodity contracts and strategies.
  • Deliver Budgeted/Forecasted Cost Reductions by assigned commodity.
    • Develop Cost Models to understand "should be" cost to identify and drive cost reduction opportunities and assure cost competitiveness in pursuit of new business opportunities.
      • Work closely with Manufacturing, Advanced Purchasing and Engineering in support of Cost Estimating/Quotation process
    • Identify Cost Reduction opportunities based on:
      • Benchmarking data base and key cost driver analysis
      • Capacity analysis at suppliers
      • Product/process improvements
      • Implementation of new technologies
      • Execution of competitive sourcing process
      • Commodity market trends
    • Establish and lead negotiation strategies by Supplier which includes input from all Product Lines and Operations
    • Support commercial relations with production material Suppliers including Non Disclosure Agreements, Requests For Quotations, Quotation Analysis, Negotiations, LTA's, Prototype/Production Procurement, Purchase Order Development and Annual Improvement Factors
    • Lead resolution of commercial issues with Global/Key Commodity Suppliers when necessary
  •  Maximize the leverage of the global team
    •  Create bundled eRFQ's to leverage global buy
  • Support Supplier Selection process
    • Work collaboratively with all affected RU's: seek cross-functional input to maximize overall impact
    • Gain Sourcing Board approval on sourcing recommendations when needed (resource, raw mat, etc.)
    • Ensure source/resource recommendations are implemented on time and at recommended pricing levels
  • Manage the supply base globally
    • Track Supplier Performance Metrics - Quality, Delivery and Cost
      • Structure on-going Supplier Assessments and Performance Review Meetings
    • Understand supply base structure, financial strength, book of business, manufacturing/engineering capabilities, open capacity, strengths and weaknesses

Create and execute action plans to reduce exposure to financially stressed suppliers.  Manage High Risk/High Dependency Supplier list

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