• Commodity Managment Specialist Houston
  • Valmet in Houston, TX, South Africa
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Are you a professional looking to expand your career with an industry front runner in the Houston, TX region?

Deciding on your next employer is not a decision to be made lightly. But if you want to work on the front lines of development, shaping the field as you go, keep reading to see what we have to offer...

Our winning team is built by continuous investment in skills development, leadership and well-being. As a global company, we offer many career paths to suit individual needs and aspirations. Apply your expertise in our industry leading team of automation professionals.

As a Commodity Management Specialist, you are key member of the supply chain planning team. This role manages the planning, ordering and consumption of items used across business value streams, contributes to the management of the supplier base and handles critical material escalations impacting on-time delivery. This role requires excellent analytical and reporting skills to leverage Infor LN generated reports, Excel compiled data downloads and Power BI platforms as examples. Reports to the Global Planning Manager.

In this role you will

Manages commodities across business streams and fosters cross-functional alignment. Identifies and implements preferred sourcing model opportunities such as VMI, Consignment, Contract Warehouse and automated distribution. Coordinates and manages suppliers to achieve optimum conditions and savings through collaborative, targeted activities and to increase profit from global and cross-business streams, Defines (Sub) Commodity structure, organization and strategy in alignment with Management; develops and implements material productivity measures to achieve the maximum contribution to the targets. Communicates the strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials. Performs robust data analysis of inventory flow modeling and drives improvement projects across business functions and value streams. Maps material flow to drive calculations. Negotiates frame contracts; defines core assortment; documents frame contracts in relevant Supplier Management IT-systems. Forwards systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g., updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants up to date. Identifies procurement risks, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential obstacles / exploit potential opportunities through risk and change management. Supports Supplier Management, in particular Supplier Development to obtain and develop the best suppliers and to ensure an optimum supply chain. Establishes proper sourcing and Procurement processes and controls all Procurement resources and activities in the project. Analyzes sales and operations planning in respect to commodity requirements. Exhibits and fosters Ownership Culture:
• Behaviors: Respect, Focus, Initiative & Execution
• Leadership: Be bold, decisive, & courageous; Siemens matters; Motivate and engage
• People Orientation: Empower & trust; Honesty, openness & collaboration


The incumbent must meet these requirements:

4-year college degree or 10 years’ experience in SCM/Purchasing

min. 5 years’ experience in operations, purchasing or supply chain

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, focus on Excel and data analysis,

Excellent communication and leadership potential

Experience in ERP systems

Occasional travel required

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, engineering or similar field

5 years or more in procurement and contracting

Strong experience in Power BI

Exposure to Info LN

We offer

We offer a challenging work environment that values innovation and suits development-minded people who enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic setting. Includes a generous wage and benefits package that includes a company-funded registered pension plan.

Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon a background check.

Additional Information

Delivering competitive technologies and services is what we do best.  At Valmet, we continue to push forward and develop ourselves, concentrating on technology, services, sustainability, local presence, and our people.

To be included in the recruiting process, please apply directly with us online. 

When everything works together

Valmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together. With over 20,000 professionals around the world, we are the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, and serve an even wider base of process industries with our automation systems and flow control solutions. Our commitment to moving our customers’ performance forward requires creativity, technological innovations, service know-how – and above all, teamwork. Join the team! https://www.valmet.com/careersna

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