KLX Inc Commodity Manager in Carson, California


Responsible for the development and execution of the commodity strategy as well as the day to day tasks associated with the Commodity team. The individual will facilitate the flow of information across the business and the company’s external supply chain.

  • Develop and execute of commodity strategies and ensuring their alignment with achievement of the company’s key results. Develop, enhance and nurture strategic supplier relationships with key suppliers; lead key supplier Business Review process, including, supplier performance feedback, metric review.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the Commodity team to achieve key results in support of the business; flexing resources, optimizing demand and releasing those aggregated requirements into the supply base. Manage this process on an ongoing basis seeking to reduce manual intervention and duplication where possible

  • Manage negotiations with vendors on prices, contracts and conditions

  • Ensure the implementation of and adherence to, standard operating procedures to ensure superior levels of performance. Identifying potential areas of process improvement, recommend solutions, and drive improvement. Develops and maintains commodity-based reporting as necessary

  • Use a monthly "Dashboard" of KPIs regarding supply base performance. Use this information as the basis for prioritizing Supply Chain performance improvement. Develop recovery plans where needed.

  • Resolve supplier discrepancies (quantities, paperwork and other) by closely working with the Operations/QA departments; manage replenishment of fast moving items and contract items.

  • Maintains and disseminates knowledge and awareness of industry issues, trends and developments for assigned commodity area; Responsible for continuously enhancing the skills of team members by coaching, training, and/or mentoring activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Related Field

  • 6-8 years of related work experience

  • 4-6 years supervisory experience

    Rerlated Experience:

  • Advanced negotiation skills

  • Polished, professional presence with exemplary communication skills

  • Ability to fluently read, write, and speak English

  • Excellent presentation skills. Capable of selling new ideas to internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Self-starter with ability to motivate and influence others.

  • Experience in new supplier identification and development

  • Proficient knowledge and experience in the MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Related Field

  • 8-10 Years of relateted work experience

  • 4-6 years supervisory experience


    EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.