CNH Industrial

Commodity Manager - Castings/Machined Castings

Location US-IL-Oak Brook
Position Type


CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its five core Brands: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR, supplying 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment delivering a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success, driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 35,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.





CNH industrial is seeking a proven leader who will be responsible for strategic sourcing, acquisition cost, supplier relationships and purchasing strategy management. The incumbent will oversee the overall commercial relationship and overall supplier performance to drive cost reduction and organizational initiatives. Create, execute, maintain, and continually improve upon commodity strategies for the commodities assigned; focused on current and future alignment of technology requirements, and achieving objectives in terms of total costs, lead-time, capacity, inventory management, risk mitigation, and over all supply chaing effectiveness.  Will lead the developmen tof these strategies in coordination with global collegaues and other functional ares (e.g., Quality, Product Engineering, Manufacturing, Service Parts, and Logistics).  Currently oversees, approximately $250M across this span of responsibility with fluctuation dependent on markets, new sourcing, resourcing and volumes.




  • Lead the evaluation and selection of new suppliers, development of existing suppliers, and overall supplier management.
  • Develop competitive negotiations to drive cost reduction initiatives with the global supply base, while meeting capacity and quality requirements.
  • Manage and negotiate supplier contracts and long-term agreements with preferred suppliers to ensure that market trends, supplier performance, and future business needs are aligned with strategies.
  • Collaborate and build strong working relationships with supporting resources and internal customers (Manufacturing, Materials, Engineering, Distribution, global supply chain, and other functions as needed) to achieve plan, ensure adequate cycle time to procure materials, and escalate critical materials from supplier base to meet customer demands.
  • Anticipate, recognize, analyze and solve complex supply programs; communicating to and invoving colleagues, management and stakeholders as necessary.
  • Provide leadersip in, and develop an understanding of, and insight into the market for the commodities assigned; including industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, lead-times, technology and manufacturing capability of company suppliers and suppliers in the market that best meet expectations and objectives.
  • Manages annual budget proposal for assigned NAFTA AG/CE commodities/perimeter. Updates budget monthly and tracks performance against opportunities and risk projections. Makes modifications based on changes in economics, raw materials, volumes, etc., investigates, and explains budget variances.
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance to meet company expectations and objectives.
  • Leads teams in identification of opportunities to meet objectives for supplier reductions, creation of value, supply chain improvement, and customer satisfaction.
  • Coaches, supports, continuously develops, and trains team members to meet the highest possible standards and to ensure the achievement of challenging purchasing and company goals while demonstrating CNH's key performance & leadership values.
  • Up to 25% Domestic and International travel required with little or no notice ranging from several days to several weeks at a time.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Business/Supply Chain or other similar degree program
  • 10+ years’ of combined experience within Supply Chain, Operations.
  • 5+ years directly or indirectly leading a team



  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Lean Sigma experience (green or black belt) preferred and/or CPSM/CPIM certification
  • Strong knowledge of Corporate purchasing practices and negotiation strategies
  • Product cost management a plus
  • Experience with cost controls & reduction (VA/VE)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Stong analytical thinker and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of raw material analysis and tracking systems
  • As part of the experience being required, applicants must have had the following:
    • Experience in analyzing, selecting, approving and auditing suppliers for different product platforms within a multi-plant agricultural and construction equipment manufacturing environment based upon supplier capability relative to testing, designing, supporting, quality and manufacutring.
    • Experience with the manufacturing functions and sourcing of highly-engineered components.
    • Experience developing and implementing commodity strategies.
    • Strong negotiation background with knowledge of corporate purchasing practices and strategies that bring about closures of long-term agreements reflecting positive, future financial results for the company.
    • Ability to incorporate co-design agreements, S.O.W. (statement of works), warranty agreements, etc. into the sourcing process and supplier selection.
    • Proven experience in mitigating supplier delivery, cost and relationship issues with positive outcome for the company.
    • Experience in Quality Review process, inclduing ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning).

Company Benefits


Company Benefits


CNH Industrial offers a wide variety of benefits that not only encourages wellness and preventive care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.  Our industry leading 401k will support you in meeting your retirement objectives.  Additional benefits include paid parental leave, flexible work policies, opportunities for self-development and paid leave for specific activities. Click here for more information!


US applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here. CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


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Canada applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, place of origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable provincial human rights legislation.


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