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Commodity Manager

Arca Resourcing Ltd




Posted: 13/02/2024

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Role: Commodity Manager

Product: Electronics / Battery

Location: Wiltshire (Commutable from Swindon or Bristol)

Salary: Competitive + 12% bonus and excellent benefits

A global engineering and manufacturing business is looking for a Commodity Manager to join its global procurement team.

The ideal candidate will be able to work with and positively influence a range of people at multiple levels of seniority as well as have a proven track record in mentoring and developing junior members of the team.


* Oversee the involvement of NPI teams in exploring new power storage technologies, specifically batteries and cells, across various product categories.

* Lead Upstream Procurement initiatives to find high-quality parts or sub-assemblies that meet performance, functional, and commercial requirements.

* Collaborate with RDD teams to develop and integrate new power storage technologies and comprehensive supplier strategies into product category and research projects.

* Utilize established methodologies and best practices to deliver reliable commercial and engineering solutions within agreed timelines.

* Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate activities with relevant teams, both internal and external, to ensure effective and timely contributions.

* Conduct necessary due diligence for new suppliers.

Skills & Experience Sought

* You should have a strong interest in procurement and handle complex situations well and feel at ease in both commercial and engineering settings

* Good business understanding, stakeholder management, and influence

* Being resilient and having a desire for change are also important.

* A degree in relevant engineering or a commercial discipline, along with practical experience

* A proven track record in developing challenging products, preferably in battery cell sourcing. Knowledge of power storage commodities is advantageous.

* Collaboration and influencing multiple stakeholders in different product categories are necessary

* Be proactive in initiating early part sourcing activities in an efficient and organized manner.

* Experience in consumer electronics engineering, especially cordless/wireless technologies, is beneficial.

* Demonstrating expertise in engineering, product design, and New Product Introduction (NPI) is highly desirable

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