Lead Electrical Commodity Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Multiple Locations


Position summary

ake yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

Our Global Sourcing team is responsible for the management of Wabtec's supply base and negotiating agreements according to the long-term strategy of the Company. Here you will partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive the sourcing strategy to ensure our employees can deliver to our customers.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of Electrical Enterprise team, you are responsible for building the strategy for your commodity to meet the operational needs of Wabtec. You will need to think creatively about how to establish relationships, mitigate risk and drive down costs for the business. You will need to monitor and evaluate our supply base capabilities, reliability, and quality to ensure that meet their contractual standards.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college OR 7+ years of experience in Sourcing/Procurement, Program Management, or Supply Chain in lieu of education

  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in sourcing (with a preference in electrical commodities)

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Commodity & Supplier Management:
    • Establish the strategy for the commodity, including the "make or buy" decisions.
    • Develop technical and regional supplier market intelligence.
    • Build, qualify, develop, and manage the regional supplier panel including rationalization.
    • Define and deploy supplier risk assessments including sole, single, and dual sourcing plans.
    • Drive supplier performance reviews.
  • Supplier Relationship Management:
    • Manage relationships with regional suppliers and be the key point of contact.
    • Drive and monitor selection process of new suppliers.
  • Budget/Forecast:
    • Build forecast and budget for the machined parts commodity.
    • Monitors producer price index savings monthly and drives action plans.
  • Request for Quotes (Off Cycle & Serial Life):
    • Manages RFQ, offer evaluation, negotiation and contracting frame agreements, off cycle and serial life contacts.
    • Optimizes PO payment terms implements supplier payment process automation.
  • Project Sourcing:
    • Provides supplier vendor list to project buyers.
    • Responsible for contracting suppliers that are new for the site.
    • Contributes to final negotiations, ensuring leverage of scale affect across other ongoing projects.
    • Validates supplier selection from project buyers and participates in the Project Sourcing Committee.
  • Operational:
    • Drives sourcing competitiveness for existing and standard parts.

    • Responsible for re-sourcing in serial life.

    • Responsible for contract amendments and re-negotiations.

    • Intervenes in major supplier issues once escalated.

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.