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Group Purchasing Commodity Manager - Electronics & Injected Parts (H/F)



Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

As the preferred partner for window and door automation, SOMFY is committed to inspiring new and better ways of living for all.

As a French, family-owned, and independent group, in continuous growth since our creation, we have been world leaders for 50 years and pioneers in home automation. Innovation continuously guides our work and guarantees the excellence of our solutions.

We are present in 58 countries, with eight production sites and 17 R&D centers. We are deeply committed to the well-being of our 7,000 employees, we promote their sustainable employability by promoting internal mobility and developing their skills. We foster diversity and inclusion by building on our strong corporate culture.

Job Description

Within our Commodities Purchasing organization, you will lead the definition of commodity strategies and manage the overall relationship and performance of the supplier base, strengthening the Purchasing function of your perimeter in order to meet the challenges of the Group "Ambition 2030" Plan.

Reporting to the Group Purchasing commodities Director, the Group Purchasing Commodity Manager – Electronics and injected parts is responsible for all group's factories (10 factories worldwide) for a total Purchasing turnover of 200 million euros.

In this role you will :

  • Manage a global team of 5 highly experienced direct reports (Commodity Strategy Leaders) and animate a community of purchasing members (>30 people) associated to your technologies people. You coach, support and ensure the development and motivation of your team members.
  • Lead your team and the relevant stakeholders in order to define and implement ambitious commodity strategy on the segments you are handling, in an international / Group vision.
  • Define and achieve the supplier Performance objectives (QCD, CSR, Innovation) in all the countries of the Group. To do this, you will lead, structure, and challenge all supplier actions / projects.
  • Contribute to the purchasing function excellence roadmap, embedding deep evolution of core processes, digitalization, costing approach, reinforced business continuity plan…


Education / Work Experience

  • Master's degree in purchasing and/or engineering
  • +10 years of experience in a global industrial Purchasing environment
  • A recognized managerial experience

Technical / professional skills

  • Experience of shaping commodity strategies in a cross-functional logic
  • Technical skills enabling to understand and challenge your internal stakeholders
  • Deep understanding of the electronics industry (EMS, ODM, semiconductor companies)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven mastery of purchasing core processes
  • Good knowledge of purchasing information systems (E-Procurement, MDM, ERP, etc.)
  • Fluent English required

Soft skills

  • You have proven experience in managing and developing people
  • You are recognized for your leadership and autonomy, your ability to listen and your capacity to take decisions and initiatives
  • You are able to handle complex situations and communicate simply around them
  • You are able to develop a network of high level business relationships
  • You know how to work in a multi-cultural environment

Additional Information

  • Permanent position based in Annecy and Cluses (Upper Savoy), not far from international airport of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hybrid remote/in-office
  • Travels (20 to 30% of the time)
  • Salary + 13th month salary + bonus + incentive schemes and profit sharing, company savings plan
  • 25 days of holidays + RTT days (additional days off)


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