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Commodity Manager - Electrical

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA GILLIG is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Supply Chain Commodity Manager to oversee the procurement of electrical componentry for America's leading transit bus manufacturer. The Supply Chain Commodity Manager will serve as an expert resource in their respective area to supply chain management, senior management and cross functional peers in areas such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Care, all located on site in Livermore, CA. The Supply Chain Commodity Manager reports to GILLIG's Supply Chain Manager of Material Procurement & Inbound Freight and is a key strategic supply chain resource responsible for one of GILLIG's largest areas of material spending. As an assembly operation, GILLIG depends heavily on the efforts of the Supply Chain team, its Supplier partnerships and its ability to ensure we remain the lowest cost provider in the industry. Through their technical knowledge of industry benchmark electrical componentry such as vehicle harnesses, switches, fuses and cables combined with cross functional teamwork and supplier negotiation, the Supply Chain Commodity Manager ensures all their components are available to Manufacturing on time and at the best cost. The Supply Chain Commodity Manager builds and executes a supply chain roadmap for their category of parts. Candidates are expected to be very hands on and autonomously perform strategic analysis while at times, be able to purchase their components directly according to the required demand. He or she must have previous technical background in electrical componentry, be passionate about the position and the products we produce as well as be highly motivated, analytical with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task. A bachelor's or master's degree in a related field with previous work experience and technical knowledge in a Supply Chain position is preferred. Successful candidates can potentially come from a variety of different backgrounds including but not limited to Supply Chain, Engineering and Finance, provided they have technical knowledge in electrical componentry and prior experience in the Supply Chain field. About the Role: --- Develop commodity roadmaps that align business requirements with industry and supplier capabilities--- Identify, evaluate, select, and integrate new suppliers and technologies--- Manage all supply chain functions including tactical procurement activities for assigned commodities, including planning and purchase order placement--- Manage supplier relationships and be primary point of contact--- Continually educate self and others on market trends, cost drivers, technical improvements, and competitive landscape--- Maintain optimum inventory levels in support of Production and resolve all issues related to assigned commodities--- Work closely with Engineering to influence technical design decisions to meet business objectives--- Ensure the continuous improvement of quality, service, and total cost in support of business needs--- Negotiate pricing, vendor agreements, contracts, and other legal documents Qualifications --- BA/BS or equivalent work experience--- 5+ years experience in a relevant supply chain role--- Technical knowledge of custom electrical harnesses and cables in a high mix environment--- Proactive problem-solving skills, analytical mindset, organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task--- Ability to prepare well thought analysis and deliver presentations to peer groups and senior management on supply chain roadmaps and cost reduction strategies About the environment --- Start 6 am--- Occasional overtime is required--- Must have ability to occasionally lift up to 40lbs and work in a standing, sitting, or walking position for prolonged periods of time--- Working environment includes office settings, manufacturing floor, and warehouse We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future. ABOUT US After 125 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition. ABOUT US After 125 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work. GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan. GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Commodity Manager - Electrical, Professions , Livermore, California

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