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Commodity Manager

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a(n) Commodity Manager within our Global Procurement team to help support our Corporate  business in either our offices in Carthage, MO, Chicago, IL or remote. As a global-diversified manufacturing company, it’s sometimes hard to explain all the different things we do.  We like to say, “we’re the biggest company no one has ever heard of.”  We are confident you interact with one of our products in your daily life without knowing it.  Whether it’s the mattress you sleep on, the car you drive, the plane you fly on, or the furniture you sit on, our high-quality components are there supporting you.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a(n) Commodity Manager you will have the opportunity to work with multiple business units.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by providing recommendations on cost-saving strategies.  The team you will be working with is cohesive, collaborative, and values the diversity of a large corporation

So, what will you be doing as a(n) Commodity Manager?

  • Rationalize the supplier base through the solicitation of competitive bids.
  • Put together competitive RFQ’s, analyze received quotations, select or recommend new suppliers.
  • Conduct analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict commodity pricing and availability.
  • Develop and implement commodity strategies to create an efficient supply chain, leverage spend/volume across multiple business units and reduce total cost of ownership.
  • Develop and negotiate companywide nation/global supply contracts with critical suppliers by working with BU procurement leadership, corporate legal, and suppliers. 
  • Analyze the effect that sourcing and supply decisions have on total business costs (internal and the supply chain).
  • Ability to evalute different supply route options e.g. from single part to build package to determine optimum cost.
  • Analyze and implement innovative supply opportunities that deliver best toal cost of ownership position - part, freight, cost of quality and inventory.
  • Develop and implement cost savings projects and initiatives to meet savings objectives.
  • Review and resolve any discrepancies with supplier invoices, grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues.
  • Provide goods & services projections to key suppliers to ensure product availability.
  • Coordinate the exchange of technical information regarding product and product processing with adequate safeguards and confidentiality.
  • Participation on cross functional teams to address and resolve problems.
  • Support goals and objectives as established by procurement management.


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • BS or BA in Business Administration, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
  • CPM, CPSM, CSM, or Equivalent Preferred
  • 5+ years purchasing
  • Operational experience a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects in an efficient manner
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent analytical skillls
  • Excellen written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Capable of initiating and monitoring projects with limited supervision
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office

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Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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