NCR Commodity Manager (II) in Duluth, Georgia

TITLE: Commodity Manager LOCATION: United States, Georgia, Duluth GRADE: 12

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

/ The Commodity Manager will be accountable for proactively managing the supply base within the assigned commodity; working in close collaboration with Purchasing, Engineering, Product Management, Manufacturing and other internal parties to proactively drive supplier selection, assessment, negotiations, contract performance, supply base consolidations, quality improvements, cost reductions, and other critical performance metrics. /


  • Lead collaborative multi-site, cross-functional commodity teams to analyze spend, develop actionable spend management strategies, implement spend management strategies and proactively manage the supply base within the assigned components

  • Understand and monitor current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/ capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges

  • Guide the selection, development, and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals, with emphasis placed on ability to identify cost targets for relevant technology and product roadmaps

  • Develop and implement spend management strategies including supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make vs. buy analyses, vendor managed inventories, inventory reduction programs, cycle time improvements, security of supply, supplier diversity, continuous improvement, EDI, and procurement/engineering collaboration

  • Lead negotiation and completion of contracts with global strategic and preferred suppliers to maximize benefits across NCR

  • Establish a strong network and foster collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and commodity team members

  • Implement a rigorous and disciplined process for managing the supply base including leading periodic business reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans, and collaborating with engineering to align technology roadmaps

  • Work with New Product Introduction process to coordinate sourcing strategies and ensure a smooth and timely manufacturing ramp on new programs

  • Implement Corporate & Divisional initiatives to meet desired business goals/objectives


  • BA/BS undergraduate degree in Materials Management, Business (with emphasis in Supply Chain Management), Operations Management, or other technical discipline (i.e., EE, ME, QE, IE)

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive commodity/supply chain management experience

  • Strong forecasting, negotiations, and contract management skills including a working understanding of contractual terms and conditions and risk mitigation

  • Understanding of the legalities of ethical purchasing behaviors and the ability to work with Legal on assuring those aspects

  • Ability to indirectly influence and lead cross-organizational and/or cross-functional teams, including a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally (e.g., engineering teams) at all organizational levels and/or with outside professionals

  • Excellent analytical, communications, presentation and problem-solving/ trouble-shooting skills

  • Effective time/resource management and project management skills/capabilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint


  • BA/BS in Engineering with 3 or more years of experience in the Electronics Industry

  • Five or more years of solid corporate supply chain, procurement, quality, operations, and/or process management experience, including at least 4 years’ experience with commodity management encompassing the entire supply chain from sub-supplier, materials management, logistics, customs, etc.

  • Previous Consulting experiences with top firms will be preferred

  • Strategic planning and change management skills.

  • APICS or ISM Certification (e.g., CPIM, CIRM, CSCM, C.P.M.).

  • Working knowledge of and experience with ERP systems

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Job Supply Chain Management

Title: Commodity Manager (II)

Location: Georgia-Duluth

Requisition ID: 0056950_P0073148