Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Staff Req. #
HDQ 19-014
# of Openings

Position Summary

Position Summary:


Work in the Corporate Sourcing group for Remington Outdoor Company.  Commodity Leaders will lead the strategic development, execution and ongoing spend and supplier management of commodity groups.  Total spend is approximately $300MM of Direct and $300MM of Indirect “addressable” spend across multiple plant locations and business units.   Commodity Leaders will establish cross-functional relationships across Sourcing, Purchasing, Plant Operations Management, Safety, Sales & Marketing, Design / Engineering, Quality and Sr. Management to effectively develop and manage key part categories and help establish the organizational infrastructure of a world-class Strategic Sourcing Organization.  

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:


The Commodity Leader will be responsible for Spend and Supplier Management within a specified Commodity Group or Groups.  Leaders will develop comprehensive strategies to drive year over year Deflation, Improve Supplier Quality, & Support the Development of New Suppliers and Technologies.  This team will deliver incremental EBITDA and Cash by:


  • Leading the development of category strategies, including category, supplier and part-level strategies that will lead to a "best in class" supplier network.  
  • Developing accurate forecasts and on-going tracking mechanisms of raw material and supplier pricing to support financial forecasting and reporting activities
  • Proactively developing & prioritizing a pipeline of productivity project ideas and engaging multiple business lines to drive participation and support of those projects to successful completion  
  • Leading the development and issuance of comprehensive and detailed Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to drive supplier selection activity.  
  • Managing the Supplier Selection to optimize cost, service and contractual terms for New Product Introductions, up through and including First Article Approvals.  
  • Accurately and effectively communicating to upper management project successes (and failures),  to gain their support on future projects
  • Fully developing and managing "Approved Supplier" process, including a Supplier Scorecard Process that helps identify and leverage best in class suppliers while managing supplier risk.  
  • Supporting cross-functional Design, Quality and Engineering Teams on New Product Introductions and Supplier Improvement Initiatives 
  • Proposing and evaluating Insourcing / Outsourcing Opportunities as well as supporting Low Cost Country Initiatives within specified category.    


Core Commodities:

  • Metals – Steel, Castings, Stampings, Forgings
  • Purchased Sub-Assemblies/Parts – Wood Assemblies, Injection Moldings, Camo/Plating
  • Material Required for Operations – Packaging, Capital Equipment, Tooling
  • Raw Materials – Brass, Powder, Lead, Wads
  • Logistics/Indirect –Capital equipment, indirect support services, Information Tech, Energy, Travel
  • Deliverables/Measurements:

      • Commodity Business Plans for respective spend category
      • Deflation – year over year lower Price
      • Total Cost Out - year over year reductions in total cost paid  
      • $ Bid – volume of projects put out to bid 
  • Cash – improved payment terms 
  • Supplier Performance (Quality, Cost, Delivery)
  • NPI Support

Skills and Education Required

Skills and Education Required:    

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Sourcing and Management required
  • 10+ years of experience in Sourcing, Purchasing, Finance, Materials Management, and / or Inventory Control 
  • Green belt certification or desire to obtain certification required
  • Industry knowledge preferred


Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven track record in achieving results 
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • Ability to take on ambiguous opportunities and break down into tangible strategies and actionable plans
  • Strong analytical skills – financial, data, and statistical based thinking
  • Superior problem identification and solving skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills -will drive results through cross-functional internal and external coordination and influence – high energy, credible, change agent, team player
  • Desire to expand cross-functional knowledge (manufacturing background interested in sales and distribution process, and vice-versa) 
  • Comfortable with managing conflict, change, and multiple projects at one time 
  • Ability to work both at a strategic and tactical, detailed level as needed 
  • Mastered Microsoft suite of products
  • Expected travel 10% of the time


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