Commodity Manager


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Glenrothes, KY

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United Kingdom


GBR02: Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY75PY, United Kingdom

Summary of Role:

Within the Weapons and Sensors Business Area, one of the largest operating areas within the Raytheon UK business, the dynamic Commodity team manage circa £100M annually and are an integral part of the Supply Chain team. The Team are involved in several exciting and high-profile programmes and accountable for partnering and promoting relationship management strategies resolving risk and challenges within the supply chain and bring material & services into the Raytheon safeguarding continuity of supply, to the highest quality and deliver on time.

Reporting to the Commodity Senior Manager for the Weapons and Sensors Business Area, the Commodity Manager will be responsible to lead and manage a team of three or four Commodity Specialist and will be accountable for all Commodity activity across the business area. Creates and leads strategies for their own Commodity areas and provide support to the other Commodity Leads as well.

Commodity Manager conducts Make v Buy exercises, develops sourcing strategies and Business Cases, selects sources, negotiates and manages supplier agreements of various types (Commodity / Service / International) associated with complex supplier requirements. Liaises with suppliers at various management levels to drive improvement and resolve disputes. Contributes to Business Area and Stakeholder Functional strategies via specific commodity strategies. Manages and monitors supply chain and supports the drive for business growth, efficiency, profitability and intercompany relationships.

At Raytheon UK (RSL), we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach and yours as a RSL employee.

If you think you have what it takes and want to join a dynamic organisation, then read on!

Main Duties (Leading and/or Supporting):

  • Liaising with peers from other functions and RTX businesses and the Functional LT.
  • Leads or supports cross-functional teams in conducting Make v Buy exercises and developing and deploying commodity strategies.
  • These strategies include:
    • Direct spend commodities,
    • Target Return on Investment (ROI),
    • Commodity risk management,
    • Service levels, and
    • Approved/preferred suppliers.
  • Engages with Stakeholder Functional leads regarding supplier bid and selection criteria.
  • Participates in / leads supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity
  • Leverages commodity opportunities and synergies across RTX.
  • Ensures that strategies are in alignment with market conditions, Raytheon requirements, goals and growth plans.
  • Leverages supplier and industry capabilities in conjunction with Stakeholder functions to align functional strategies and identify gaps to link supplier capabilities with Raytheon requirements.
  • Develops Commodity Strategies and Agreements
  • Develops and manages tenders. Performs or supports cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and leads negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services
  • Produces business cases/ briefing materials for management reviews
  • Works with suppliers and functional stakeholders to achieve collaborative partnering, strategic relationship management to deliver required service level KPIs
  • Establishes and manages supplier relationships to include supplier continuous improvement/development goals.
  • Executes to customer requirements including government regulations, public law and Raytheon policies and procedures.
  • Actively promotes the contributions that the function can make to achieving corporate objectives across the organisation, with stakeholders and with the supply chain
  • Continually assesses and promotes sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain
  • Utilises project management skills and techniques when managing suppliers.
  • Evaluates the challenges faced by the organisation and the supply chains and takes action to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
  • Responsible via subordinate personnel to place all non-Production requirements on suppliers in an expeditious and efficient manner in line with Raytheon policy and commodity strategies and to ensure the execution of the orders.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Experience in Commodity, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and/or related field
  • MCIPS (Level 5, 6 or 7) / BA / MBA / B.Eng / M.Eng / MSc or equivalent
  • Ability / Experience to manage a small team with focus on policy and strategy implementation, along with operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the sub-function.
  • Can create strategy supported by strong presentation skills
  • Experience of creating strategies and turning them into operational reality
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements
  • Experience of programme management skills (IPDS/Risk Management/Programme Gating / KPIs / SOW Development / Business Finance)
  • Experience in medium/high complexity proposal and programme governance activities
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Sourcing, SRM/SPM & P2P lifecycles
  • Experience of developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management (SRM) and collaborative working
  • Able to lead effectively in a multi- functional team
  • Experience or knowledge of MRP, SAP and purchase order placement/ material receipt processes
  • Experience of working with international suppliers/programmes
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating high complexity non-standard agreements
  • Experience of problem solving and dispute resolution
  • Experience of Teammate selection and Teaming Agreements with Service Level KPIs
  • Experience of running complex supplier competitions


  • Experience as Control Account Manager
  • 6 Sigma / Lean process improvement skillset
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements (ITAR)

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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