Exide Technologies

  • Commodity Manager, Plastics and Bushings

    Job Locations US-GA-Milton
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Procurement VP of the Americas the Plastics and Bushings Commodity Manager is key to the development of commodity and sourcing strategies within Exide. The Plastics and Bushings Commodity Manager has the responsibility to:


    • Lead multiple spend areas including but not limited to Plastics and Bushings.
    • Develop, execute and maintain effective Procurement Strategies for their assigned commodities.
    • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Distribution, Quality, Technical and Corporate counterparts to identify and execute value creation opportunities within the supply chain and corporate functions.

    The position is measured primarily on value creation, improving cash flow, and reducing material expenses.


    To perform this position successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily


    • Develop and implement sourcing  and spend management objectives and strategies.
    • Develop and drive productivity and value improvement initiatives with suppliers that will bring value to Exide, improve business processes, and provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
    • Assess market conditions, identify industry best practices and emerging trends; identify new value creation opportunities through effective strategic planning.
    • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to select appropriate sources that improve value to the organization, and help attain targeted results for product quality, service to sales and profit.
    • Develop, grow, and manage relationships with counterparts at key suppliers.
    • Negotiate and implement contracts with key suppliers.
    • Implement procurement policies with suppliers to ensure flexibility and minimize working capital requirements.
    • Assess ongoing performance of supply base and drive effective performance improvement.

    Handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Education, Experience, Certifications

    • BA/BS Degree: Degree in Supply Chain Management , Engineering or related field is preferred.
    • 3-5 years of experience in a Commodity Management role role. CPSM and/or CPIM certification preferred.
    • Experience managing multiple suppliers of goods or services across multiple industries.

    Competencies, Skills, Knowledge

    • Ability to develop and implement a well-thought-out procurement strategy.
    • Excellent Project Management and ability to work cross functionally.
    • Experience in Strategic Sourcing Analysis and implementation.
    • Strong background and ability in administration of contracts.
    • Strong analytical, research and negotiation skills.
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level.
    • Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules.
    • Must be able to problem solve and handle multiple tasks effectively.
    • Experience with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project.
    • Knowledge of injection molding and the plastics industry desired


    • Commitment, drive and self-motivation
    • Adaptability and positive reaction to business needs and evolving strategies
    • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
    • Travel of up to 30% may be required

    EEO Statement

    Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    About Exide

    Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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