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Global Commodity Manager in Charlotte, NC
Masonite Corporation

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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Job Description

Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.

We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what's on the other side.

At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn't hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers' experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.


Working as a Commodity Manager within the Supply Chain organization at Masonite, the candidate will have primary accountability for managing all activities for assigned products and services in the Raw Metals Category. The Commodity Manager’s primary objective will be to optimize the total cost and total value of the assigned products and services for Masonite. To accomplish this objective, the Commodity Manager will be expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of supply management techniques and strategies, including: strategic sourcing; fact-based negotiation; supply market analysis; supplier relationship development; global sourcing/LCCS. The Commodity Manager will work closely with internal Masonite customers and stakeholders to understand their business needs/objectives, material/category requirements and broader manufacturing processes. Working with the Director, the Commodity Manager will assist in integrating this understanding of Masonite’s internal needs and objectives with a strong supply market understanding to help develop the optimal category supply base for Masonite.


  • Act as global supply management leader for assigned categories. Initiates supplier identification, assessment, selection, and development processes. Develops and executes category sourcing strategies to meet customer and business unit objectives.
  • Lead cross functional team and manage supply chain to goals for total cost, quality, service and working capital (DPO/inventory)
  • Lead all commercial negotiations with category supply partners.
  • Proactively manage supplier base ensuring supply with no adverse impact on the business. Analyzes supply chain risks and develops contingency plans to mitigate risks.
  • Utilize formal benchmarking methods to determine best in class processes and drive improvement. Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices
  • Measure and track supply performance within spend category. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Effectively communicate with appropriate management levels both internally and externally.
  • Project scoping – Assesses the scope of cost reduction projects, the resources required, the savings potential, the risks and assumptions and the implementation plan.
  • Project management – Leads, guides and coaches cross-functional team members through the implementation of global cost reduction projects. Prepares and communicates material for project gate review sign-off meetings
  • Conduct business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for legal and environmental issues.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.



  • BA/BS Required. MBA or Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.


  • 5 - 7 year’s minimum of Commodity Management experience in a manufacturing company.
  • Preferred category concentration in Raw Metals:

o   Understanding of US/Asian/EU steel markets

o   Experience with forward buys/hedging


Decision Making:

  • Participates with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Select, evaluate, and develop category plan objectives in areas of cost, quality, flexibility, and service with guidance and assistance.
  • Execute prioritized tasks consistent with achieving overall supply chain organizational goals.
  • Implement sourcing decisions based on guidance and team consensus to category plan.


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