Commodity Manager

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, MTD Products Inc is a global leader in outdoor power equipment with manufacturing facilities, offices and distribution around the world. MTD s engineering expertise and state-of-the-art facilities are known for innovation and award-winning mowers, snow throwers, trimmers, chain saws, utility vehicles and hand tools for both residential and professional lawn and landscape markets. MTD s family of brands includes Cub Cadet , Troy-Bilt and Remington , as well as Robomow , Yard Machines , Rover , and WOLF-Garten .


Leads the supply base around their commodity in support of Supply Management goals and objectives. This would include; managing commodity supply strategies, leading the supplier selections and development process; negotiating long term agreements, and working as a liaison between the suppliers and MTD plants when working on continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares and presents recommended supply strategies to the Supply Management Leadership Team. Once approved, develop and lead the implementation.
  • Conducts supplier assessments to meet the current and future needs of MTD.
  • Coordinates the development, implementation and execution of supply agreements as required. This includes but is not limited to confidentiality agreement, long-term agreements, proprietary rights agreements and exclusivity agreements.
  • Monitors commodity market trends against supplier pricing and apply knowledge within activities to drive the lowest total cost to MTD.
  • Leads and reports all supplier performance. This includes the coordination of supplier scorecards as well as establishing and implementing corrective action plans.
  • Ensures the commodity group performs all purchasing activities in accordance with current company policies and procedures.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • High degree of creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Ability to organize and lead complicated projects that involve several disciplines

Experience/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor s Degree or other related degree or equivalent experience
  • Five to ten (5-10) year s professional purchasing experience


  • Willingness to travel as needed

MTD seeks to passionately create, build and deliver great products and services that consumers all over the world enjoy using to improve and beautify lawns and gardens. To learn more, please visit www. mtdproducts. com.

MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Defined Contribution Plan, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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