commodity manager MRO & CAPEX

The Commodity Manager will maintain working relationships with current supplier sales representatives and identify potential new sources. This position will travel to supplier facilities and IPSA sites.

essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Will have commodity-buying/managing responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) indirect activities with all North American facilities.
  • Responsibility for CAPEX purchases, identify and qualify potential suppliers and maintain competitive bidding process for investment projects
  • Analyze spend data and use in the development of strategic initiatives and sourcing strategies for all MRO categories.
  • Compile data for decision making, present for approval and lead/support project execution.
  • Negotiate or renew supplier agreements to purchase MRO goods and services for all locations.
  • Manage supplier changes and resourcing activities, which includes tracking, initiating, coordinating, buyer/supplier follow-up, and align cross-functional input.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional areas and their business requirements.
  • Participate in the development of local strategies that support individual facility needs.
  • Negotiate exclusive goods and services for multiple distribution centers.
  • Participate in the procurement teams’ development of long term and global commodity strategies that support overall cost savings targets.
  • Support other Procurement activities when necessary.
  • Represent Purchasing in multi-functional teams locally and globally.

qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business.
  • 2 years’ experience in Purchasing, preferably in a manufacturing company.
  • 2 years’ experience using MRP systems, preferably JD Edwards.
  • Ability to analyze data using Power BI & MS Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete projects in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to find creative solutions for complex problems using methodical and analytical approaches.
  • Eagerness to identify opportunities and to capitalize them.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

 desired skills:

  • CPIM/CSCP certification
  • Ability to influence others, handle conflict, and lead multifunctional teams.
  • Experience with internet-based bidding and procurement tools.


Aalberts integrated piping systems Americas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. At Aalberts IPSA, we are committed to treating all Applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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