Hayward Industries

  • Commodities Manager

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/17/2018 2:57 PM)
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  • Overview

    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/


    Position Overview:

    The Commodities Manager will be responsible for the worldwide total acquisition costs, supplier negotiations and contractual relationships and logistics 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, new product development, supply continuity, 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 and ensures supply continuity.
    • 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.)
    • Identify, implement, and track key areas of opportunity to drive aggregate cost and quality improvements to improve PPV and reduce total cost of quality.  

    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 long-term process and ERP system upgrades to improve planning, supplier management and execution of orders while simultaneously minimizing plant inventory.
    • Support transition to a lean manufacturing environment, supply chain pull systems and Six Sigma initiatives.
    • Participate in creating and driving supplier corrective action as related to site based quality and delivery issues.
    • Qualify new suppliers and associated start-up activities including first articles qualification (PPAP), production ramp, packaging definition, quality definition, print quality, test systems, and EOL procedures.  Drive quarterly scorecard activities for all assigned suppliers to ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance.



    • Undergraduate bachelor degree required with an MBA preferred.
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing industry, molding environment and assembly. 
    • 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.
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with proven knowledge of commodity management activities and appropriate supplier selection, development and management skills including management of sub-contracting resources.
    • Good understanding of the linkages between inventory control, planning and procurement relative to materials requirements planning and the commodity management role.
    • 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.
    • Ability to travel 15-20% of the time, nationally or internationally as required.

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