Commodity Manager
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
Position Summary
This position Reports to the PMC Director of Procurement and is principally responsible for the management of all activities associated with procurement of global machined components, and regional support of casting components. This position will provide full procurement category leadership, working closely with multiple site locations, as well as the PMC DiRXN product strategy to develop procurement strategies and coordinating on global supply chain activities to ensure that cost, quality and delivery objectives are met.
  • Maintains the highest level code of conduct and ethics.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and communicates all strategic sourcing activities related to assigned categories to cross functional supply, Product Strategy, engineering, technical support and operations groups.
  • Conducts brainstorming sessions at Rexnord facilities with cross functional teams to identify strategic commodities and deployment priorities on cost saving initiatives.
  • Provides oversight to sourcing/project managers on the deployment of projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with regional and low cost regional supply teams to identify, screen and qualify strategic suppliers. Works with global facilities to create regional and global material cost savings funnels that align with commercial strategies and financial targets.
  • Drives spend analysis, including counter measures for projects that fall short of plan and makes decisions to remedy the issues to get the teams back on track to meet or exceed plan.
  • Possesses an understanding of total cost of ownership.
  • Proactively assesses internal and external process improvements and influences effective change and drive innovation and continuous improvements.
  • Collaborates with global business units on the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQ’s) and leads the screening and supplier selection process.
  • Negotiate and drafts supplier contracts of sale, including: payment terms, deliveries, price, freight terms, currency exchange, raw material steel fluctuation, inventory levels.
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future (industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business) material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Responsible for timely reporting to agreed upon KPI’s and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans, activities and progress.
  • Develops next generation of Supply Chain leaders.
Leadership Competencies
  • Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Manages Complexity – Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Plans & Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.



Experience and Skill Required
  • BA or BS degree preferably in Engineering or Supply Chain competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field.
  • 5-7 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment with experience in an Engineering, Supply Chain, or similar position.
  • Proven success of strategically working with suppliers or customers.
  • Experience sourcing in low cost regions.
  • Experience working with multiple locations globally.
  • Proven success in a change management and “stretch” environment.
  • Ownership of any/all of the following commodities: Bar machined components, castings, and machined castings.
  • Proven success in a matrix driven organization.
  • Experience in a centralized Supply Chain structure.
  • Excellent working knowledge of industrial markets, suppliers and company requirements.
The Company
Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit
Our Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services highly engineered mechanical components that help customers increase productivity and prevent downtime. Rexnord aerospace products can be found throughout aircraft from the engine to the landing gear. Our Water Management platform offers water solutions that help protect human health and the environment.
The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.
Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.
Business Unit
Within Rexnord Power Transmission, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components worldwide used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. We keep industry moving with products and services that enhance the reliability of equipment supporting key industries, including food, beverage & liquid, automotive, energy, and mining. Our new digital productivity platform, DiRXN (pronounced “Direction”), based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with a leading portfolio of tools, products and services, connects our customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles.
Total Rewards and Benefits
  • Competitive Salary & Variable Incentive Compensation Plan (position specific)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Discretionary Personal Retirement Account
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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