(Sr.) Commodity Manager

Job Title: (Sr.) Commodity Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shanghai, China
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 20200701_1584008716
Contact Name: Cherry Zhu
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Job Published: March 12, 2020 18:25

Job Description



Develop commodity sourcing strategy, main target to support China plant sourcing activity. Drive and facilitates supplier development projects to ensure a supply chain capable of providing increased flexibility and responsiveness, improved utilization of asset, improved quality and reduction of the overall cost. Leads/supports improvement processes with strategic suppliers for mutual and sustainable benefits by improving the company and supplier processes. Works closely with strategic and operations purchasing to develop order fulfilment and flexibility plans. Will work with Strategic Purchasing to help implement commodity strategies ensuring a capable supply base.


  • Initiate and manage both LCC and localization projects to support global and regional business for corporate and BU
  • Communicate with global Electrical GPSC team to find LCC opportunities and follow up project successfully.
  • Work as a regional team to support global GPSC goals and performance
  • Identify, source and develop qualified supplier for the corresponding commodity, be responsible to develop and maintain a solid and reliable relationship with his/her own suppliers to meet Oshkosh Asia "QSTP" standard
  • Drive actions to exceed supply quality and customer delivery objectives, support the plants in driving resolution to significant supplier issues
  • Establish and maintain supplier quality rating system
  • Lead and manage corresponding commodity projects through the sourcing process, coordinate with multifunctional project teams to reach sourcing target
  • Create, implement and communicate the regional commodity strategy to the organization, push strategy alignment with Global Commodity Managers
  • Monitor and manage commodity spend in Asia
  • Analyze the Regional potential market / supplier base (macro analysis)
  • Keep regular report about commodity sourcing progress and activities to direct manager as required
  • Others tasks as assigned by direct manager


  • Bachelor in Science degree with a major in engineering, mechanical, material or technical related field.
  • Above 7 years of purchasing, supply chain and/or materials management experience in truck, engineering and/or automotive
  • Commodity knowledge on commodities:
  • Strong negotiation, inter-personnel and presentation skills
  • Able to read blueprints, interpret drawing and specification requirements
  • Capable in project management and problem-solving independently
  • Knowledge of quality management, quality tools, manufacturing, engineering, logistic are preferred
  • Good at cost analysis and
  • Excellent communications skills in both English and Mandarin
  • Positive driver within responsibility and efficient in coordination in Matrix team and organization
  • Effective team player
  • Knowledge and experience in MRP system are preferred