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ROUSH Commodity Manager I (Logistics) in Livonia, Michigan

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. With over 2,400 employees in facilities across the United States, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas and solutions for our global customers. We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success. If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.

Roush is seeking a Commodity Manager to join its growing team. The Commodity Manager I (Logistics) is an individual who is extremely strategic and forward thinking. The Commodity Manager is a subject matter expert who monitors market trends, develops sourcing strategies, and communicates commodity agreements and strategies across the business. The Commodity Manager I (Logistics) will possess a demonstrated competence in development & execution of commodity strategies, negotiation, and supplier assessments. The primary commodity is logistics, other commodity assignments will be based on candidate experience. This position is located in Livonia, MI.


  • Lead current production cost reduction & new program sourcing globally for the commodities

  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to seek input, common ground, and trust of the Commodity Team to optimize overall impact

  • Process purchase orders and ensure that supplier is meeting delivery dates

  • As the subject matter expert, this person will develop and execute sourcing strategies and plans to leverage Roush?s global buy and optimize total supplier performance (cost, quality, delivery, and launch)

  • Lead, manage and execute all data collection, validation, analysis, and negotiation activities for the commodities

  • Lead the negotiation and management of global strategic supplier contracts & approve any changes. Manage overall relationship for strategic suppliers.

  • Communicate commodity agreements and strategies to the business globally. Communicate progress periodically to senior level managers within and outside the company.

  • Facilitate ongoing supplier assessment and performance review meetings, monitor effectiveness of strategy, and make changes where appropriate

  • Serve as a resource/expert for the commodities

  • Take part in process improvements in conjunction with the team to develop & implement best practices

  • Monitor supply markets and trends and aggregate forecasts & global specifications

  • The Commodity Manager will operate in a professional manner with the highest personal integrity

  • Approve all sourcing decisions globally

  • Cost model development

  • Travel up to 20% (mostly local but could involve domestic and international overnight trips)


  • Bachelor?s degree in business-related or technical area

  • Ability to read blueprints/drawings

  • Experience with cost modeling/cost drivers/cost structures

  • Demonstrated competence in negotiating skills and assessing suppliers

  • Demonstrated competence in developing & implementing commodity strategies

  • Possesses an understanding of industry quality standards

  • Coordination, facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills


  • Domestic & international logistics experience

  • Cost analysis experience

  • Experience in the automotive industry

  • PeopleSoft experience

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) experience

To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link: https://roush.applytojob.com

Our Full-Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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Roush is an EO employer ? Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. If you need a reasonable accommodation for our employment application process due to disability, please contact Roush Talent Acquisition at 734-779-7087.