Randstad Supply Chain Commodity Specialist in Holland, Michigan

Supply Chain Commodity Specialist


Holland, MI


US$ 30 - US$ 35 per hour

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:






Randstad USA Administration


Will develop and manage sources of supply for medium-risk commodities. Assists with development of supply chain sourcing strategy and manages supplier alliances for commodities, including supplier evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, and ongoing supplier performance and relationship management. Execute supply chain strategy. Identifies supplier quality, delivery, and service issues. Monitors supplier corrective action and coordinates supplier development. Identifies and eliminates waste from supply chain.

Work closely with the development of commodity supply strategy, based on market trends, benchmark data, and feedback from Supply Chain personnel, Planners, Operations, Product Engineering, Quality, suppliers, and others as needed, to ensure management of supplier alliances. Assists with sourcing and procures material, equipment, and services worldwide to support company's requirements for quality, delivery, innovation, and costs. May work with Logistics and other areas to deal with foreign currencies and customs.

Working hours: 8am to 5pm




Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, or equivalent.

Work Experience

Five years related experience. Global sourcing experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

Working knowledge of supply chain cost analysis and target costing techniques. Working familiarity with DFMA software & Lean Manufacturing Principles, Statistical Process Control methodology, and VAVE highly preferred. Strong project and relationship management, interpersonal, and team building skills. Effective written and verbal communication and organizational skills. PC and keyboard/mouse skills; skill utilizing spreadsheet software applications. Ability to lift/move material and parts weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to transport self for interplant and supplier visits. Ability to occasionally travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally; however, may involve extended overseas trips.

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