Manager Commodity in Manitowoc, WI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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Come work for a company that...

• Values the strong skills you bring to the table
• Provides an opportunity to succeed at what you do best
• Will challenge your skills and enhance your talent
• Gives you the chance to build a real, long-term career - and work with the very best in the industry

Sounds like your dream job? Discover the career possibilities at Welbilt today.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As Manager Commodity at Manitowoc Ice this person is responsible for developing and managing strategic alignment of sourcing and supplier relationships at product Line level; has a leadership role in product line Savings and our Business Transformation Process activities and (GMO & Enterprise) initiatives; working closely with Engineering, ensures technical/engineering analysis is part of component selection per application in our equipment.  Develops and manages Suppliers, Supplier Agreements, and Supply Chain initiatives for product line.

Reporting directly to the Souring Project Manager, this position is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin*.

Major Accountability:

  • Achievement of site savings and cost reduction targets 

  • Site supplier metrics consistent with targets: OTD, DPM, COPQ 

  • Timely NPI gate approvals with local Sourcing content 

  • Timely resolution of local Supply issues 


Key Tasks & Responsibilities: 

  • Assists in the attainment of GMO direct and indirect savings projects as well as Sourcing actions and NPI gate requirements based on the global NPI process, ensuring overall prices meet or exceed plant savings goals. 

  • Manages plant suppliers to meet metrics in terms of cost, quality, delivery, service and technical support within the assigned Value Stream. 

  • Manages the supplier readiness matrix for plant NPI projects and ensures timely task completion, with Category Sourcing support as needed. 

  • Supports global/regional Strategic Sourcing projects led by Category Leaders using the Strategic Sourcing cross-functional Enterprise processes. 

  • Provides global Category Sourcing support for Innovation, NPI, KC, and Value Stream GMO savings initiatives where required.

  • Develops relationships with local supplier base in coordination with the Category Sourcing Leads


Job Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Supply Chain Management or Engineering and a minimum four years of experience with a strong track record of accomplishments in high volume, repetitive, manufacturing sourcing; will consider 10 years of experience with a strong track record of accomplishments in high volume, repetitive, manufacturing sourcing, in lieu of education.
  • Prior purchasing experience and industry knowledge, preferably in Food Service, HVAC or Appliance commodity category areas.
  • Some exposure to international sourcing in the Asian and Mexican markets preferred.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and financial skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good leadership, negotiating, influencing and persuasive skills.
  • Project a strong professional image in representing the organization.
  • International travel 25% of the time, is required.

Must be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to stand and walk.

*Known as America’s #1 Selling Ice Machine, Manitowoc Ice designs and manufactures a complete range of cube, flake, and nugget ice machines, ice storage bins, and ice dispensers with 200+ models in ice-making capacities from 65 to 3,000 pounds per day.  Products can be found in hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants, and convention centers all over the world.  The facility in Manitowoc, WI is a division of Welbilt, Inc.


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