Hayward Industries

Commodities Manager - MBA Grad

3 months ago
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Hayward Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial swimming pool equipment, with strong markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and over 60 other countries. Our success with innovative new products and new markets is creating opportunities for dynamic and challenging careers in a number of areas.

For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to customers’ needs and builds in innovation during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal is to become the around the world brand of choice for residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands asOmniLogic®,EcoStar®,TriStar®,Super Pump®,ColorLogic®,CAT Controllers®,AquaRite®andNavigator® Pro.

We invite motivated professionals to share our vision of new growth and product innovation. For consideration please apply on-line at http://careers-haywardnet.icims.com/


Working at Hayward


Position Overview:

Excellent opportunity for a recent MBA Graduate to participate in a 1 to 3 year leadership program in Supply Chain Management, as a Commodities Manager, with future growth opportunities within Hayward. The Commodities Manager will be responsible for the worldwide total acquisition costs, supplier negotiations, contractual relationships and logistics for commodities as part of the Global Supply Chain team.  The Commodities Manger oversees all activities related to the procurement of the commodities, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.  These activities include, but are not limited to, working in conjunction with the global operations, engineering, quality assurance, and transportation organizations to develop and implement business strategies.  The Commodities Manager collaborates with teammates across our global operations footprint to execute projects in the areas of:  supply chain consolidation, cost reduction, acquisition integration, quality improvement, as well as supplier assessment and associated scorecard activities. 


Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain extensive product, production processes and commodity knowledge for the responsible supply segment including, but not limited to, competitive market conditions, risk assessment, technical acumen, global opportunities and future developments, obsolescence, and strategic opportunities.
  • Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodities.
  • Develop forecasts and budgets for assigned commodities.
  • Leverage supply of materials by consolidating the purchasing of materials to key supplier partners to reduce worldwide number of suppliers and that will optimize cost and service.
  • Negotiate supply contracts that include terms, pricing, volume agreements, inventory strategies, competitive benchmarks, performance, regulatory compliance, and annual cost reductions to name a few, that also supports Hayward Lean initiatives.
  • Participate in the development of 1 to 3 year commodity specific strategies to include; spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, strategic importance, etc, and establish goals and implementation action plans to support divisional and business level vision (e.g. technology, make/buy, supply base consolidation, strategic supplier direction, quality goals, e-commerce, domestic versus international sourcing, supplier owned material competitive intelligence, market/industry analysis, etc.)

Support Activities: 

  • New product introduction planning and associated supplied product obsolescence and change activities. Advise management of issues that will impact production and drive coordination of appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Participate in creating and driving supplier corrective action as related to site based quality and delivery issues.



  • Undergraduate bachelor degree, with an MBA required.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Data based, quantitative approach to analysis and problem solving for issues surrounding product cost, value chain, logistics and risk.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to accomplish objectives as both a team member and team leader.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Ability to generate and work with Excel models while simultaneously implementing new business enterprise systems.
  • Excellent project management skills and understanding of Microsoft Project.
  • Experience collaborating with design engineering, manufacturing and suppliers in new product introductions.
  • Working understanding of the application of Statistical tools used for development, qualification and maintenance of processes.
  • Travel among Hayward facilities, both domestic and international, will be required, as well as some supplier facilities.  Total travel will be approximately 5-15%. 

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