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Commodity Specialist

Company: Moses Lake Industries
Location: Moses Lake
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Moses Lake Industries, Inc. (MLI) is a rapidly growing producer of ultra-pure chemical products, serving the semiconductor, silicon and flat-panel screen industries worldwide. We deliver world class products to the leaders of the industries we serve. Handling and working -around hazardous materials and chemical manufacturing equipment is routine. If you are prepared to work in an exciting and rewarding environment, we look forward to considering your experience and qualifications. Position Summary: -Under the daily direction of the Supply Chain Manager, Commodity Specialist will work independently and with other departments' team members to accomplish the goals of the Supply Chain Management Department, Purchasing group and MLI. Commodity Specialist focus on supplier support of MLI (Moses Lake, Milwaukie, Dalian, Xi'an & future locations) with an emphasis on Supplier Sourcing related activities, Material / Inventory & Supply-Chain Management for uninterrupted supply chains, collaborating with Commodity Mangers for supplier / supply chain development. Supports sourcing and commodity deliverables to assure cost, quality, availability, and time to market objectives are met. This position will direct supplier development, sustainment, improvement, and compliance required to support customer base for chemical, packaging, MRO and other commodities. This position requires leadership, teamwork, customer service, people interaction, excelling in ambiguity, organization, analysis, influencing and communication skills. -Schedule: -Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Onsite Moses Lake -Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Primary Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions):

  • Development & Deployment: Sourcing strategy execution to improve quality, total cost, availability, and drive competition. Identify new grow suppliers, create simplicity through supplier rationalization / optimization (Grow, Limit, Maintain, Phase Out). Sustain business continuity plans (BCP), performs project management of strategic initiatives. -
  • Forecasting: Evaluate end-user Customer forecast for impact to raw materials, completed with actions for Purchasing Agents to execute. Generate non-binding supplier forecasts in compliance with contracts to support Commodity Managers
  • Savings Initiatives: Identify and drive Cost Savings projects. Drive lowest total cost, utilizing creativity and best practices. Supports Commodity Managers to negotiate contracts, identify sourcing opportunities, keeps abreast of industry trends, understand material market movements and effects on commodities. Delivers save (PPV) and cost avoidance to set goals.
  • Quality: supports supplier report cards, supplier audit and subsequent finding closure, sourcing review board (SRB), supplier deep dive & due diligence (D&B, Z-score, etc.), supplier qualifications, PCN, ship-to-spec, ship-to-control, metrology matching. Support Commodity Manager with quality improvement plans, continuous improvement roadmap, audits, process maps / flows, SOP's/WI, root cause analysis, 8D / CAPA / RCA / postmortems, scenario planning, risk assessments & business continuity planning (BCP). -
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Set direction for supplier, act as escalation point, support and/or lead business reviews, executive review meetings (ERM) and management review meetings (MRM) as Commodity Manger determines. Drives organizational initiatives/systems Project management & performance against schedule (PAS). Maintain & analyze key commodity data, metrics, and indicators (CSI/KPI). -
  • Supplier Contract Management: Supplier survey, selection, debrief & award, including RFI, RFP, RFQ, NDA, contracting, negotiation. Negotiate with suppliers to support save, contract penetration and other deliverables for contracts. Lead Stakeholder reviews and approvals for supplier contracts, monitors, assesses & re-bids/re-negotiates. Monitors supplier and company/facility contract compliance and performance.
  • Assist in developing functional area and department budget & spending plans.
  • Support Manager in additional scope as to be defined. -
  • Additional items as assigned by management Job Specific Competencies:
    • Data Gathering & Analysis: - Collecting, consolidating, and using relevant information; recognizing -important information; tracing possible causes of problems, and searching for practical data/solutions.
    • Planning & Organizing: -Setting priorities and defining actions, time, and resources needed to achieve predefined goals.
    • Results Orientation: - -Being persistent and showing perseverance on achieving concrete and tangible results out of personal responsibility; getting optimum results from situations and being ready to act and show tenacity in case of obstacles or resistance. -
    • Problem Solving: -Having the ability to identify problems and issues of varying complexities and to find effective solutions with few guidelines. -
    • Attention to Detail: -Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.
    • Written Communication: -Expressing ideas and opinions clearly in properly structured, well- organized, and grammatically correct reports or documents; utilizing language and terminology that is understandable for the reader.
    • Quality Orientation: -Setting high standards regarding his/her work and working environment and acting accordingly, developing quality standards, continuously evaluating performance, products, and procedures; actively seeking ways to improve quality.
    • Negotiating: -Exploring alternatives by means of persuasion to reach favorable outcomes in situations where decisions involve other parties.
    • Customer focus: -Knowing the (internal and external) customer business needs and acting accordingly, anticipating customer needs, and giving high priority to customer satisfaction and customer service.General Job Requirements / Competencies:
      • MLI Core Values- -A strong culture is fundamental to the success of MLI and this is driven by our core company values. MLI expects employees to demonstrate and promote the values of Safety, Integrity, Ownership, Collaboration, Service, -Sustainability and Collaboration.
      • Safety Conscious- -Actively supporting and promoting MLI's safety culture. Adhering to all MLI safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment. Personal accountability for making safe choices and avoiding incidents caused by human error. Ability to address all safety concerns and questions promptly.
      • Uphold all MLI policies and "MLI Code of Conduct."
      • Strict compliance with Environmental and Safety regulations.
      • Compliance and individual accountability with the MLI Quality System and ISO Registration is required. It is the employee's commitment to ensure that the Company's actual practices and procedures are exercised as directed.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: -
        • Prefer -BA / BS in Supply Chain Management. Will consider related degree, equivalent work experience, professional certification, college degree with a minimum of 2 years supply chain work experience or path to degree or industry certification
        • Buyer, Commodity Analyst or Jr. Commodity/Category Manager or related work experience preferably in chemical supply chain in R&D and high-volume-manufacturing (HVM) environments
        • Semi-conductor or high-tech experience, prefer chemical background & experience
        • Prefer certification as an APICS' "Certified in Production and Inventory Management" (CPIM), "Certified Supply Chain Professional" (CSCP) and/or Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM) preferred
        • Prefer Lead Audit certified, preferably ISO9001:2015 or supplier audit experience
        • Previous experience with business acumen in global chemical supply chains
        • Analytical skills, planning and problem-solving skills
        • Critical thinking, scenario planning, & risk mitigation understanding and application
        • Effective time manager with high organization & managing competing priorities; ability to prioritize and plan operational workload, balance competing priorities, self-manage with minimal oversight
        • Work effectively with high tolerance of ambiguity and ability to follow instruction
        • Matrix & cross-functional management and working through others
        • Strong analytical & benchmarking skills, toolset usage, planning and problem solving, including applicable technology, tools & industry best practices
        • High organization & managing competing priorities
        • Customer service & orientation (internal/external), ability to work through others, teamwork
        • Ability to influence, cross-organizationally & upward
        • Self-starter with initiative and assertive, sets and meets goals
        • Effective time manager that can balance competing priorities
        • Detail oriented, influential, working through others, negotiation, teamwork, and strong customer orientation (internal/external)
        • Written and verbal communications, including presentation skills, in local country dialect & English
        • Advanced working knowledge of computers and MS Office Suite, including Access & Visio
        • Ability to travel (Local country, USA & International), up to 75%
        • Office location in local geography, at Moses Lake, WA or remote upon approval. Remote previous experience preferred - demonstrated ability to work remotely effectively with no impact to results
        • High level knowledge of computers and MS Office software.
        • High level arithmetic and grammar.
        • Demonstrated ability to:
          • Regular and punctual attendance is expected to accomplish the critical mission of the department and organization. -
          • Maintain physical condition and health to be able to timely perform assigned job duties. -
          • Work to continuously improve productivity, cost savings, safety and morale to gain positive results in all areas. -
          • Follow written and verbal instructions in English. -
          • Manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously to meet established deadlines. -
          • Work effectively independently and as part of a dynamic/collaborative team. -
          • Perform tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.Working Conditions: -Duties are generally performed indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions, in a 24-hour per day, seven day per week manufacturing environment. Handling and working with hazardous materials and chemical manufacturing equipment is routine. The employee may work in the presence of fumes or airborne particles, hot, toxic or corrosive chemicals, water, liquids and electrical equipment. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. When working in the presence of these hazards, the employee is expected to follow company safety rules and use proper personal protection such as: hardhat, respirator, hearing protection, protective clothing, safety glasses, safety footwear, etc. MLI is an alcohol and drug free workplace.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to move full drums, handle and use objects, tools, controls or keyboards; reach with hands and arms; kneel, crouch and occasionally climb. The employee occasionally works with production equipment and material moving equipment, such as forklifts, that require coordination and attention to detail.The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds without assistance and with assistance; containers, equipment and tools of greater weight. The employee is regularly required to see and read print, gauges and instrumentation. Specific vision abilities required are; color, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Located in central Washington, an outdoor recreational oasis, we offer a competitive compensation, medical, vision, and dental insurance benefits; paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick); 401(k) with employer match; life and AD&D insurance; short and long-term disability insurances, Education reimbursement, gym membership and other benefits. Relocation assistance is available. -MLI is an equal employment opportunity employer and is a drug & alcohol-free workplace. If you are prepared to work in an exciting and rewarding environment, we look forward to considering your experience and qualifications.Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for the position will not be considered.QualificationsSkillsRequired Quality Assurance Novice BehaviorsRequiredFunctional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well MotivationsRequiredSelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization EducationPreferredBachelors or better.ExperienceRequired Buyer, Commodity Analyst or Jr. Commodity/Category Manager or related work experience preferably in chemical supply chain in R&D and high-volume-manufacturing (HVM) environments

Keywords: Moses Lake Industries, Yakima , Commodity Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Moses Lake, Washington

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