Commodity Manager - Metals

over 1 year ago
Full time role
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Job Description

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
The Commodity Manager - Metals is responsible for managing the metals raw material category portfolio and associated activities. The Commodity Manager acts as the expert for raw material purchasing within the Supply Chain team and supports all the Supplier Integration Managers to optimize the sourcing strategies and meet the business needs.
This includes, but is not limited to, identifying, on-boarding, developing and maintaining relationships with best value suppliers, leading the source selection process, maximizing supplier performance, leading cost savings and avoidance projects, and other sourcing related activities. The Commodity Manager will lead negotiations of long-term supply agreements and other contracts which include pricing, lead time, terms and conditions, risk mitigations, working capital strategies and warranties. Because CFS is leading innovation in the fusion energy market, the Commodity Manager also understands CFS technical requirements for raw materials and connects CFS with suppliers who have a compatible technical or development roadmap. 
The Commodity Manager - Metals Materials develops, implements, and manages global strategies to provide value in supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality, and delivery performance. They will benchmark new processes, approaches, and technologies that provide improvements and value for CFS. The Commodity Manager researches, identifies and analyzes current and emerging procurement trends, develops a deep understanding of market conditions and materials, and creates global supply chain solutions focusing on total cost of ownership.

This team member will:

  • Develop and lead category and commodity strategies including spend analysis, benchmarking, cost, market analysis, supplier selection and contracting in the global technology & economic context
  • Develop, drive and execute annual and strategic plan with supporting commodity
  • strategies
  • Timely execute strategies to align with business growth and new product
  • introductions
  • Build and deepen relationships with key supplier leadership
  • Align with Engineering, Technology, Business, Operations, Finance and Quality for
  • world class performance
  • Manage sourcing processes and performance through an effective management
  • operating system
  • Manage organizational effectiveness through continuous improvement and
  • functional transformation
  • Relentlessly gathers intelligence on the health of strategic suppliers’ business and
  • informs Sr. Leadership of long-term risk and proposed countermeasures
  • Conducts periodic supplier business reviews to communicate supplier performance
  • to internal and supplier management teams
  • Conducts site surveys and business evaluations of existing and potential suppliers
  • Serves as a point of escalation and resolution of corrective actions with suppliers
  • Contributes to the resolution of sourcing issues from CFS or their subtiers.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field
  • 8+ years minimum experience managing metallic raw materials or metallic machined components in aerospace, R&D, or manufacturing environments
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management,
  • Engineering, or a related field
  • Extensive technical knowledge castings, forgings, plate, bar, etc manufacturing
  • processes and its commercial impacts
  • Minimum 10 years of supply chain management experience
  • Must be able to travel 25% - 50% of time and to remote sites
  • Experience in sourcing for both R&D (prototypes) and on-going production
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills, and a proven ability to drive
  • complex projects with minimal oversight
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field
  • Established network of contacts within the global raw materials supply chain
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen
  • Experience managing multiple projects in a dynamic global environment
  • Perform activities such as sitting for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call often
  • #LI-Remote

CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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