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Commodity Manager

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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Commodity Manager manages the overall procurement process for designated commodities within the Engineered Cabs Strategic Business Unit. This includes utilization of procurement best practices, identifying market trends, industry benchmarking, supplier development, price controls, cost reductions, and cost avoidance to achieve the objectives of strategic sourcing initiatives.  The services provided by this position are contract negotiations, pricing consistency, unified sourcing, and business unit support on directed purchases.  


•Manage and facilitate multi-step commodity sourcing initiatives

•Resolve issues relating to price, delivery, quality, etc.

•Monitor & manage contract compliance

•Interact with and provide support to Cabs Management, Operations, Quality, and Engineering plus Price Risk Management

•Coordinate review of supplier performance with Cabs Cabs Quality Team

•Coordinate & implement supplier continuous improvement programs

•Other duties as assigned

Desired Experience

Critical Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

•Construction and Mining Industry experience preferred but not required

•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

•Strong working knowledge of available systems and software (Oracle, Excel, Word, MRP systems etc.)

•Complete understanding of purchasing processes and procedures (5+yrs experience)

•Excellent negotiating skills

•Strong understanding of various inventory strategies

•Strong analytical abilities

•Must be responsible, reliable and self-motivated.  Drive to improve all processes and performance is essential.  Comfortable with prioritizing and managing multiple assignments

Education / Training Required:

•Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance related area, or equivalent experience

•C.P.M. certification (ISM) Preferred


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Alternate Locations:  

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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