MRS - Global Commodity Manager

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Gliwice, PL

Company: Tenneco

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Global Commodity Manager to join our dynamic and innovative team located in Gliwice, Poland.


Mode: hybrid (3/2 HO per week)


As a Global Commodity Manager, you will play a crucial role in managing supplier relationships and developing global strategies across specific commodities to achieve the best value for Tenneco. 


You will facilitate global cross-functional commodity teams to implement strategies and will also provide guidance to commodity buyers located in different locations and regions working in the related commodities.


Your expertise will contribute directly to our company's success in delivering high-quality products to our customers while maintaining cost-efficiency and supply chain resilience.


What you will do

  • Develop and implement comprehensive global commodity strategies aligned with the company's overall business goals and objectives.

  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, performance, Innovations, and financial stability to ensure reliable and sustainable partnerships.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, quality, and operations, to ensure that the commodity strategies meet the technical, operational, and quality requirements.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize costs, enhance supplier performance, and streamline procurement processes to meet the annual targets.

  • Monitor market trends, global supply chain dynamics, and geopolitical factors affecting the automotive industry to proactively manage risks and opportunities.

  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers to achieve the best possible value while maintaining high-quality standards.

  • Manage supplier relationships and lead supplier performance reviews to drive accountability and continuous improvement.

  • Identify and implement supplier diversification strategies to enhance supply chain ESG & resilience.

  • Participate in the development and execution of sourcing strategies for new product introductions and engineering changes.

  • Contribute to the development of procurement policies, procedures, and best practices.


What can make you successful

  • Master’s degree in business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Experience in leading Global Commodities, preferably stamping, plastic and rubber components within the manufacturing industry, ideally automotive OEM, and 1st Tier suppliers.

  • Demonstrated experience in best-in-class Global Commodity strategy practices including but not limited to; spend analysis, system and tools, commodity core team management, should be costing and value analysis/value engineering.

  • Proven performance in achieving results to the commodity strategy within procurement. Key Performance Indicators are, but not limited to; cost savings, supplier base consolidation, supplier Innovation, commodity strategy deployment, cash flow (days payable) and total supplier base performance.

  • Demonstrated success establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external key stakeholders.

  • In-depth knowledge of automotive commodities, market trends, and supply chain dynamics.

  • Strong negotiation, contract management, and supplier relationship management skills.

  • Global experience and strong cross-cultural orientation are important to understand and respond to regional differences in execution styles.

  • Fluent English.

  • Willingness to travel as required; approximately 25%.



Who We Are

Tenneco stands at the forefront of innovation in the automotive industry, proudly recognized as a premier designer, manufacturer, and marketer of cutting-edge automotive products. With a global footprint, Tenneco serves a diverse array of clients, both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket consumers, delivering unparalleled technology solutions that redefine mobility worldwide.


Through our dynamic business groups - DRiV, Performance Solutions, Clean Air, and Powertrain - Tenneco is pioneering advancements that shape the future of transportation. From enhancing the performance of light vehicles to optimizing the efficiency of commercial trucks, from powering industrial machinery to fueling motorsport excellence, Tenneco's impact resonates across various sectors, driving progress and elevating standards.