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ManpowerGroup Commodity Manager in Plymouth, Michigan



The successful candidate will have 8+ years of progressive experience in purchasing at well-regarded companies of similar or larger scale and complexity to Adient. This person will have a record of accomplishment in implementing category strategies and leading complex sourcing to achieve optimal value proposition for the company.

On a personal level, the successful candidate will be an individual of unquestionable integrity who enjoys operating in a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves environment. S/he will be a self-starter who is able to work independently in entrepreneurial and fast-paced environments. They will be decisive but collaborative.

Core Responsibilities

The Commodity Manager will be responsible for strategic sourcing for a defined sub commodity within the Complete Seat division. Experience with metals commodities is desirable; especially in the areas of stamping, fineblanking and steel. In addition, the Commodity Manager is responsible to:

  • Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to ‎Productos básicos ‎including cost savings, economics, quality, diversity spend, working capital improvements and other key metrics

  • Maintain and update weekly cost savings roadmaps. Lead high level negotiations with suppliers for savings

  • Lead Sourcing activities in coordination with costing and engineering to drive a competitive advantage for Adient with financially stable suppliers

  • Improvement of program profitability through continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, utilization of LPP's, market testing, and leverage global sourcing

  • Develop, coordinate, and steer purchasing strategies for specific commodities

  • Support of proper Make vs Buy decisions

  • Leverage purchases across all business units and global programs

  • Ensure the cost, quality and time-oriented supply of all Adient plants with the required products in line with the respective business plans, budgets, targets and strategies


  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related technical field. Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years purchasing experience with 3-5 years in automotive industry preferred.

  • Ability to cooperate with people of different levels inside/ outside the company and to interact with team to reach team goals and business objectives

  • Ability to express information in a manner appropriate to different levels of people & to lead negotiations

  • Ability to recognize and respond to customer expectations with sense of urgency

  • Ability to take full responsibility for decisions & results even when all elements are not under individual direct control

  • Ability to set goals consistent with company objectives and to adapt plans to changing environment

  • Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare and lead negotiations as well as deliver a recommendation

  • Some travel will be required


Plymouth COE

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