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Commodities Specialist  Fort Worth, TX  Posted: 1/13/2022
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Associate - W2


6 months



We have an outstanding Contract position for a Commodities Specialist to join a leading Company located in the Ft. Worth, TX surrounding area.

Key role available for experienced professional with a history of successful supplier relationship development and management, implementation of sourcing strategies to support current and new programs as well as demonstrated experience in continuous cost improvement through leveraging spend, relationship, and strategy execution. Additional opportunities to implement sub-tier contract management, bring supplier agreement and engagement to lean initiatives in procurement, extending supplier payment terms, optimizing minimum order quantity and lead time improvement will be central to the position as will interact with machining operations, raw material, and outside processing. 

The successful candidate will be able to obtain the best quality, service, and value for products and services through the development of a supply base strategy and long-term supplier relationship. In addition, this individual will relay manufacturing needs, identify and select suppliers, negotiate contracts, purchase critical, complex, and/or high dollar parts, equipment, services, and materials.

  • Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability
  • Prepares statements of work for items proposed for procurement
  • Develops potential bidders lists and formal requests for quotation or proposal.
  • Establish a strategy and bring operations, cross-functional stakeholders engagement, and concurrence to sourcing strategy
  • Execute strategy and sourcing projects through a thorough sourcing tollgate process
  • Conducts should-cost analysis, builds costed BOM, evaluates various manufacturing alternates to bring cost and lead time solutions and supports new program and new product development team
  • Proactively manage supplier relationships, create contractual commitments, reduce the risk for delivery and quality through creating capacity, fixing the root cause, and implementing permanent corrective actions
  • Engage strategic suppliers and improve supplier responsiveness to meet operations and business needs
  • Implement engineering change revisions, sourcing transition projects with a thorough plan for ramp up and ramp down
  • Manage and control cost, conduct PPI analysis and establish a strategy to drive continuous cost reduction initiatives through value add and value engineering initiatives, optimize productivity through product standardization, and consolidate part family and volumes with strategic suppliers.
  • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria
  • May support or lead supplier certification surveys as part of a technical and/or quality team
  • Evaluate proposals from potential suppliers
  • Selects suppliers for a variety of highly complex or technical materials, supplies, or services and negotiates price, delivery, quality, and service
  • Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers
  • Negotiates final terms and conditions of purchase, awards, and administers the procurement contract to conclusion
  • Maintains accurate lead times for assigned area
  • Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers
  • May include orders with international suppliers and/or subcontractors involving import/export trade
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier performance
  • Determines and implements corrective actions to resolve impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery
  • Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues
  • Facilitates inspections, substitutions, and standardization by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel
  • Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering changes with suppliers
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier's ability to meet all company and government or commercial procurement requirements and ensure that the pertinent technical and quality issues receive adequate attention in order to assure compliance
  • Prepares complex reports and analyses by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements improvement initiatives with key suppliers
  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses
  • Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials
  • May lead or be assigned to a special project team
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations
  • Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions
  • Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures
  • May provide leadership to others in the department
  • Acts as a prime contact on high-level projects
  • Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects
  • Trains and mentors less experienced employees
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others
  • Represents company on high-level projects
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement)

Basic Hiring Criteria:
  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through a minimum of six (6) or more years of increasingly responsible related experience

Desired Qualifications:
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired
  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles, and concepts
  • Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement
  • Ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement principles and techniques
  • Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems)
  • Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs
  • Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways and evaluate alternative solutions that may require coordination across multiple teams
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives to complete projects
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management
  • Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities

Job Requirements

Minimum Security Clearance:

No Clearance


TAD PGS, Inc. is a Global Fortune 500 company with worldwide revenue of over $27 billion and more than 50 decades of government contracting experience. We specialize in supporting U.S. Government Agencies and their prime vendors by delivering a full range of recruitment and workforce solutions. As part of the Adecco family, we have access to over 2.5 million active candidates supporting hundreds of locations across North America. On any given day, we have more than 70,000 professionals working at client sites across the United States.

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