Commodity Manager

Job TitleCommodity Manager

Job Description

Key Areas of Responsibility

Co-develop, maintain and execute commodity strategies for the assigned

supplier portfolio.

  • Responsible for building and maintaining a preferred supply base for the

assigned scope.

  • Responsible for supplier evaluation and management within the assigned


  • Lead contract and price negotiations for assigned supplier portfolio.
  • Responsible for relevant project management assignments within the assigned


  • Responsible for contract management within the assigned scope (develop,

maintain and execute).

  • Responsible for gathering relevant benchmark data, supply market intelligence info.
  • Lead or participate in the tender generation and review process for the

assigned scope.

  • Apply continuous improvement of processes and technologies that support

(indirect) materials & services decisions within the assigned scope.

  • Ensures that all Procurement related risks are controlled and mitigated.
  • Responsible for reviewing the compliance of the suppliers in the assigned scope

regarding the Supplier Quality, Supplier Sustainability and Supplier

Development KPI’s.

  • Responsible for a business process review with the supplier to ensure supplier

market trends, performance and future needs of the relevant businesses /

markets are aligned.

  • Ensures compliance to procurement policy for the assigned supplier portfolio.
  • Responsible for account management role for the assigned scope.
  • Responsible for leveraging supplier innovation into Philips.
  • Define and execute project/contract roll-outs in coordination with demand side

detailed plans.

  • Establish programs for developing supplier relationships, negotiations and

performance management / feedback.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate network inside and outside Philips to ensure

successful execution of strategies.

  • Drives synergies/improvement for assigned portfolio.
  • Develop supplier relations in order to involve key suppliers as early as possible

for the assigned scope.

  • Upon request, responsible for supporting DfX conventions within the assigned


  • Responsible for facilitating in/outsourcing decisions from a TCO point of view.
  • Upon request, able to execute a supplier scouting assignment within the

assigned scope.


Functional Competencies

  • Approachability
  • Informing
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Negotiating
  • Perseverance
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of Procurement Savings Methodology
  • Knowledge of Contract Law and Contract Management
  • Value and Cost Analysis
  • Analyze and Benchmark Technologies (e.g. Kraljic Matrix, ABC – Analysis)
  • Cost Structure / Cost Drivers / Bill of Materials
  • Detail Spend Data Analysis
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supplier Performance Management & Target Setting
  • Negotiation (Game Theory)

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