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Manager Commodity - Raw Materials

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Provides direction throughout the sourcing process to ensure value is added. Works with divisional purchasing, production control and logistic to improve international sourcing, purchasing and logistic efficiencies Leads and implements sourcing strategy within sourcing and purchasing teams.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Works with divisional purchasing to coordinate and leverage the total spend through the corporate demand of commodity specific requirements
  2. Interfaces with supplier base review production facility and audits entire supply chains to ensure compliance
  3. Manages supplier relationship and improves sourcing processes and procedures
  4. Initiates International Supplier Quality Development (on-site surveys, ISIRs, etc.)
  5. Provides guidance, direction for sourcing and purchasing team
  6. Provides overview for low cost providers / region, risk and trend analysis
  7. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  8. Performs other duties as assigned


Job Skills Requirements

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects is required
  • Attention to details and ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing, negotiation techniques, quality and supplier relationship development
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively work with a diverse group of people in a team environment
  • Knowledge of international supply chain management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate and interact with diverse groups of people at all levels within and outside of organization
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in sourcing in a manufacturing environment

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or International travel as required up to 35%


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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