Commodity Manager- Electronics

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: REMOTE, Other/Not Applicable, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Commodity Manager- Electronics to support our Bedding business. Did you know we have been revolutionizing the sleep industry since 1883? That’s right! In fact, we hold the original patent on a spiral steel coil bed spring, filed way back in 1885. Since then, we have been an industry leader in guaranteeing you get the best sleep possible. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Commodity Manager- Electronics for Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Adjustable Bed Group, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining commodity strategies that support the company’s business objectives. You will evaluate and recommend vendors to the business unit while managing the ongoing relationship with key suppliers.  The Commodity Manager will assist the electronics commodity both full systems as well as components.


So, what will you be doing as a Commodity Manager- Electronics?

  • Work independently between internal functional groups and external suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Research potential vendors and compare their products, prices, and services.
  • Develop and implement commodity strategies to create an efficient supply chain and reduce commodity purchase costs.
  • Able to discuss and agree to the contract terms with suppliers.   Ensure the correct terms of business references are used on orders.
  • Analyse the effect that sourcing and supply decisions have on total business costs (internal and the supply chain).  Ability to evaluate different supply route options e.g. from single part to build package to determine optimum cost route using appropriate evaluation tools.  transactions
  • Analyse and implement innovative supply opportunities that deliver best total cost position – part, freight, cost of quality, and inventory
  • Can effectively negotiate in all situations – with internal customers and suppliers, creating win/win situations.
  • 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 business unit management.


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

  • Electronics Engineering Degree or Business Degree with Industrial Experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electro and electro-mechanical devices, magnets, cable assemblies, and connectors.
  • Experience in PCBA contract manufacturing and electronic component sourcing
  • Vast knowledge of upstream supply chain components and origins
  • Fully competent in all aspects of supply chain management.
  • Experience in near shoring in North and South America.
  • Extensive knowledge in Mexico.
  • Knowledge level to advise engineering team at a high level on cost comparison of preliminary designs.
  • 5-7 Years’ Experience
  • Ability to travel up to 30%


What to Do Next

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Our Values

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  • 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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