Commodity Manager

As an Executive Search and Career Consultant specializing in the niche market of Supply Chain, we represent some of the top leaders and are called upon by blue chip organizations in the country to secure talent and assist them in building high performance teams.

One such client of mine is a leading FMCG company and they are looking for Commodity Manager for the following operating areas:

  • Finished Goods / 3PM
  • Indirects
  • Packaging
  • Raw Ingredients

You are responsible for developing and executing the sourcing strategy for your respective commodity and ensure delivery of best procurement value and mitigation of supply risks. You will establish a distinctive competency and understanding of the commodity and business needs and continuously identify new procurement value opportunities in line with the Commodity

You will deliver cost savings projects focused on Total Cost (TCO) optimization whilst ensuring a healthy relationship with suppliers and business. You will manage a team of sourcing specialists and are accountable for a commodity spend portfolio.

Key Professional Competencies:

  • Core knowledge – Strategic sourcing, Procurement systems, Supplier relationship management, Cost management & Zero Based Budgeting, Supply Chain collaboration, Business P&L’s Key foundational competencies
  • Academic – Financial acumen, Commercial acumen, Project Management, Problem solving, Decision making ▪ Leadership – Managing Change, Taking the Tiger perspective, influencing
    others, Driving long-term results, Developing myself & others
  • Personal Effectiveness – Effective communication, Interpersonal skills, Integrity, Creativity, Continuous learning Experience
  • Function – 5 to 7 years’ experience in procurement
  • Industry – Extensive Experience in FMCG industry

Please send your CV to and quote the job title in the subject line.

The People Shop

The People Shop (Pty) Ltd

012 462 2828

Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Johannesburg
CTC: R 1.2 Mil - R 900 K

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