Commodity Buyer in Ann Arbor Township at Masco Cabinetry

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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Job Description

Masco Cabinetry has an immediate opening for a Commodity Buyer at our corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI!


Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry products have been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


JOB SUMMARY:

Secures and analyzes quotations and conducts difficult negotiations with all levels of suppliers for the purchase of goods and/or services. Develops and implements commodity strategies to establish long-term sources. Serves as primary interface on all commercial matters related to suppliers.


PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Lead the development and implementation of global commodity strategies for direct goods

and services to derive the maximum value for the company.

• Develop and lead material cost management initiatives.

• Negotiate supplier contracts and make recommendations to management.

• Collaborate with Masco Corporate and other business units on cross business unit initiatives.

• Manage supplier performance, commercial relationships, and metrics.

• Motivate suppliers to bring forward new and innovative technologies.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, business or related field.

• 5 years purchasing, supply or logistics experience in a manufacturing company.

• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

• Demonstrated successful ability to build positive relationships and partnerships within

department and across the organization.

• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with internal and

external customers.

• Proven negotiations skills.

• Ability to travel up to 10% including international.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

• MBA

• Prior ERP experience (Oracle, SAP).

• Global sourcing experience with strong emphasis in Asia and South America.

• Ability to speak Mandarin and/or Spanish.