BrandSafway Supply Chain Commodity Specialist in Houston, Texas

Supply Chain Commodity Specialist

Houston,TX

Brand Industrial Services, Inc., a BrandSafway Company, is currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Commodity Specialist.

The Commodity Specialist – Americas will be required to work across BrandSafway business units within a small central team responsible for management of the Americas spend and supply base across multiple assigned commodities. This position will be responsible for:

• Developing and implementing Supply Chain strategies that improve BrandSafway's profitably and grown the company while continuously improving our level of safety, integrity and quality of our services.

• Interacting with supply chain leaders and providing cost savings opportunities for improved margin, cash flow and service levels.

• Monitoring and reporting on spend levels by a number of internal and supplier systems to produce concise and useful reports to assist the business.

• Consolidation of existing suppliers to leverage BrandSafway’s total spend to maximize cost reductions and efficiencies working with businesses to ensure these are obtained.

• Coordinating with business divisions to maximize impact.

This position requires an individual who will work within a small team and independently, be able to perform numerous activities at various levels within organization and can be depended upon to get work done without need for continuous direction / management.

This position will report directly to VP Supply Chain Americas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Develop, lead and execute Supply Chain strategies for assigned commodities, materials and/or services.

• Work effectively cross-functionally to execute strategies to deliver against Material Cost Take Out, Cash Flow, Quality, and Delivery goals.

• Manage the supply chain to assure world class delivery for project sites.

• Identify high risk suppliers and implement actions to mitigate risks.

• Manage Sourcing activities for assigned commodities including negotiating agreements, quoting, establishing terms & conditions, and site support for large project execution.

• Work effectively with business leaders, bid / proposal estimators, project managers, buyers and site materials personnel to achieve business objectives.

• Understand indices that drive pricing across industries and be able to forecast changes.

• Drive project identification, resource allocation and execution in Commodities.

• Leverage key supplier relationships to resolve major supply issues at all sites.

• Introduce supplier innovation whenever possible to improve BrandSafway's costs and project execution.

• Serve as a liaison between Supply Chain, other business functions, and suppliers to ensure team and suppliers are effectively supporting programs and projects.

• Effectively drive consensus decision making in a matrix environment.

• Uses personal influence skills rather than position power to persuade others and gain support.

• Analyze key spend data utilizing a variety of sources to identify trends, investigate and identify alternative sourcing options.

• Consolidating the supply base to maximize economies of scale and allow for more seamless integration of remaining suppliers.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of minimal knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Technical related degree or 3 years equivalent experience.

• 3 years’ work experience in sourcing, procurement, heavy industrial service functions or equivalent.

• Proficient with Microsoft tools for data analysis and communication.

• Strong analytical skills.

• Proven ability to aggregate, prioritize and leverage across multiple sites and regions.

• Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, in all functional areas.

• Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win.

• High Energy / Aggressive self-starter.

• Demonstrated professional oral/written communication and influencing skills

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

The characteristics listed below are representative of desired but, not required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.

• Heavy industrial field service experience.

• Successful experience negotiating and executing national / global commercial contracts.

• Master’s degree and CPM/ CPIM preferred

• Demonstrated change agent with excellent facilitative leadership and problem solving skills.

• Demonstrated expertise in cost drivers in commodity management and macroeconomic impacts including raw materials, global demand, energy, regulation, and currency risk.

• Understand entire Value Proposition and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model.

• Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of cost, quality, and delivery and ability to effectively measure supplier improvements in these areas.

• Possess a command of world-class global procurement practices, included e-procurement, auctions, consortiums etc.

• Experience implementing a network based sourcing platform.

• Experience working in a decentralized environment.

• Indirect commodity negotiations and management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee sits, walks and stands.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Some travel and work at heavy industrial job sites, branch offices and, supplier sites is required. Ability to travel 30%.

Job Ref: 132019