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Strategic Commodity Manager

Requisition ID:  64471
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Irvine, CA, United States, 92618

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Corporate Functions keep our business competitive by providing first-class support from Quality through to Finance and HR.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Commodity Manager will be responsible for the execution of strategies for nominated commodities supporting the company's procurement objectives. The Commodity Manager will provide guidance and support for our regional strategic Buyers/Senior Buyers and assist Regional Commodity Leader in setting priorities and ensuring our regional team are able to deliver against agreed objectives. Will manage & develop supplier relationships and also internal relationships with key stakeholders to ensure we are supporting objectives at site, division & group level wherever possible.   

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Executes commodity strategies for allocated sites, ensuring alignment of all sites, creating a competitive sourcing environment delivering appropriate capacity, capabilities and performance which support our business objectives.

•    Manages source change & sourcing activity from idea generation through to FAI approval & production handover adhering to agreed processes and resolving issues that arise in an effective and timely manner 

•    Works with the regional team and in alignment with wider commodity teams to ensure successful execution of strategic KPI’s

•    Develops and negotiates contracts as required and manage enforcement of contractual obligations with suppliers within allocated commodities.

•    Carries out supplier research, evaluation & selection and to continually strengthen our supply base and ensure we are matching opportunities with appropriate suppliers.

•    Responsible for development of strategic relationships with our key suppliers and ensuring levels of engagement are appropriate to drive progress against agreed objectives.

•    Support divisions/sites within assigned region in delivery of annual cost, quality & delivery objectives for assigned commodities for preferred and recommended suppliers

•    Engages with allocated sites within assigned commodities to ensure resourcing/sourcing of products aligns with agreed strategies, providing support to the regional commodity team & sites as required.

•    In assigned commodities/sites, manages risk within the supply chain through commodity knowledge, supplier capabilities and financial health.

•    Supporting resolution of cost, quality and delivery issues within the site & regional team 

•    Operates effectively in a matrix organization, ensuring alignment across divisions/commodity & working collaboratively with site teams to deliver wider business objectives 

•    Responsible for Mentoring and providing coach guidance to junior level team members

Job Specifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: 
(Required):     Bachelor's Degree    or equivalent experience

Travel: 25%

Field of Study/Area of Experience: 
8+ years of experience in similar strategic procurement role is preferred


•    Demonstrated capability/experience in an strategic procurement role
•    Ability to implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across multi  sites
•    Advanced negotiation and contracting skills
•    Sound business and financial acumen and confident dealing with senior stakeholder
•    Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations
•    Experience managing transition of source change through to FAI approval and production handover  
•    Ability to operate in a highly matrixed organisation
•    Strong project management and prioritization skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders and ability to influence.
•    Candidates need to be fluent in English language (written & verbal)
•    Demonstrates a high level of ethical behaviour in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance
•    Strong prioritization skills

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

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