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COMMODITY MANAGER - Chemicals, PVC and Polyethylene

Company: Belden Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Job Description:

Belden Inc. is a multi-billion dollar organization of 10,000 talented people that support the mission-critical network infrastructure and audio visual broadcast needs of many of the world's best-known brands, placing us at the heart of the global transformation to a truly connected world. Our solutions can be found in many of your favorite places: concerts, sporting events, theme parks, and universities, just to name a few.If you're looking to join a global team of exceptional people, committed to designing, delivering and supporting best-in-class technology solutions in a fast paced, results-oriented and growing company - Belden is for you. Our people are creative, smart, analytical, and obsessed with being the best, working together to deliver high quality solutions and services to customers across the globe.Belden, Inc. is currently seeking an energetic, driven, results-oriented Commodity Manager - Raw Materials (Chemicals, PVC, and Polyethylene) for our facility in Indianapolis, IN or Richmond, IN. The commodity manager would be responsible for managing about $110M worth of Belden's raw material purchases, comprising of PVC resin, PVC compounds, Polyethylene derivatives etc. This is a highly visible and critical role responsible for driving disruptive productivity gains across Belden's product portfolio. The commodity management team is a small, hand-picked team consisting of extremely talented, creative, hard-working and fun loving associates who are passionate about what they do. The commodity management roles at Belden foster a blend of creative commercial and technical skillset, which in turn act as a launching pad for successful careers in many other functions at Belden - be it managing other direct or indirect spend categories, manage other areas of supply chain.Commodity Manager - Raw Materials (Chemicals, PVC and Polyethylene) Principle Responsiblities for our Commodity Manager - Raw Materials (Chemicals, PVC and Polyethylene) Will Include: Develop and execute on sourcing strategies through a deep understanding of market dynamics, chemical cost drivers and vendor landscapes Negotiate price and other cost reductions to achieve purchase price variance (PPV) targets Ensure supply selection process and component qualification meet all engineering requirements at the right cost and supply performance Manage complex global supply chains, cost models, inventory management strategies and quotation analysis Drive change management to continuously improve efficiency and performance via repeatable business processes Mitigate continuity of supply risk and develop key escalation channels Create dynamic make vs. buy scenario based models utilizing excel Own and develop root cause counter measures using structured problem solving techniques Required Qualifications Commodity Manager - Raw Materials (Chemicals, PVC, and Polyethylene) Position : A bachelor's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering focus with basic experience in engineered plastic compounds. (Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering also preferred) Prior industry experience with exposure to supply chain/procurement, ideally in managing raw material purchases Strong negotiation skills Prior experience in business case modeling and statistical forecasting Strong analytical skills, utilizing Excel, databases, BI tools Software proficiency in ERP/MRP, MS Excel/Word/Access, Hyperion, Tableau Ability to manage projects across multiple geographic regions / time zones Willing to relocate to Richmond, IN (if not currently within a commutable distance) Preferred Qualifications for our Commodity Manager - Raw Materials (Chemicals, PVC, Polyethylene) : 3 or more years of experience working in a manufacturing environment Ability to travel up to 50% of the time Experience working with coding languages such as R Programming At Belden, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how our Belden Business System is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Belden Inc., Richmond , COMMODITY MANAGER - Chemicals, PVC and Polyethylene, Executive , Richmond, Virginia

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