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Global Commodity Manager – Electronics (m/f/d)

Viana do Castelo - Portugal, Oroszlany - Hungary, Seixal - Portugal, Vigo - Spain

Jul 23, 2023

Full time


The Global Commodity Manager, having a strategic emphasis, will continuously assess internal requirements, external market factors and supplier performance to effectively execute strategies for the assigned commodities that will deliver the strongest value position for BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal and Turbo Systems (ETTS). The focus for this role will support the growing future of electric products and foundational combustion products, with commodities such as electronic assemblies, related components, and others.


  • Perform global supplier negotiations, contract execution, business reviews, supplier scorecard reviews, capacity assessments and other supplier management functions.
  • Optimize commodity spending and provide minimum target savings annually through cost reductions, cost avoidance and operational improvements.
  • Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, resourcing/dual sourcing opportunities, supplier VAVE activities and design for cost.
  • Coordinate global sourcing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire materials in the most cost effective and timely manner for the assigned commodities.
  • Collaborate with Local Plant Purchasing across all regions within ETTS, with other Commodity Managers, and with Supply Chain Business & Operations Teams to assure a cohesive commodity plan.
  • Plan and lead Global Sourcing Events and other related commodity duties.


  • Continually reduce year-over-year material cost through negotiations, Value Analysis, Long Term Supply Agreements, resourcing actions and industry competitive knowledge.
  • Develop and publish a comprehensive strategy for all managed commodities, which will include risk mitigation for currency exposure, supply disruption, whole-life cost and Tier supplier liability.
  • Assess commodity supply base and develop new suppliers, as needed, consistent with BorgWarner cost, quality, and delivery requirements.
  • Participate in cross functional BorgWarner teams (engineering, supplier quality, and local purchasing) and with external suppliers, to develop and execute design for cost programs for components.
  • Represent the supply chain / purchasing function at internal meetings; develop market analysis / forecasts on global economic and technical trends and present to senior management as needed.
  • Use SAP and related systems, and or other enterprise tools & systems to collect and analyze data.
  • Create approved sourcing bid lists for each assigned commodity and communicate to individual plants.
  • Manage the sourcing pipeline to optimize bundling and leveraging opportunities.
  • Identify new technologies and strategic alliances that will strengthen the value position of ETTS.
  • Negotiate complex and or critical cross-BU supplier agreements.
  • Lead cross-RU commodity team to ensure information and best practice sharing, alignment on commodity strategy and effective execution of agreed plans.
  • Monitor KPIs and adjust plans accordingly to meet or exceeds targets and report out.
  • Deliver budget, forecasts and LRP for their area of responsibility, if / as required.
  • Proactively identify, analyze, mitigate and monitor risks for their commodities and escalate when and where appropriate.
  • Monitors supply markets and trends.
  • Coordinates supplier relationship with internal functions (i.e., trouble shooting).
  • Monitors supply markets and trends.
  • Safety and Health – Responsible for completing required safety training, reporting and correcting any unsafe practices as appropriate, completing work activities in a safe manner, and complying with safety and health requirements for respective position.


  • Four-year degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related field; graduate degree preferred
  • 7 plus years purchasing / commodity management experience (automotive environment desired)
  • Proven negotiation skills, including strategy and tactics
  • Global sourcing experience (including low-cost / best-cost country)
  • Practical experience in the strategic sourcing, procurement, and management of Electronic Assemblies (PCBAs), Modules, Components (active & passive), and or similar highly preferred
  • Understanding of complementary Supply Chain processes is highly desirable (Logistics, Planning/Forecasting and Inventory Control)
  • Great communication and presentation skills, with sensitivity to cultural differences
  • CPM or CPIM certification desired
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret technical specifications (electronics datasheets, blueprints, etc.)
  • Ability to travel globally (up to 20% if / as needed)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Informing
  • Strategic Agility
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Vision & Purpose
  • Managing Diversity                   


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