Caldwell Hardware (UK) Ltd is seeking a proactive and energetic Commercial Manager to join our team in Coventry.
Why work for us?
We are the UK premier supplier for window and door hardware, providing bespoke solutions for domestic, commercial and social projects. American owned, we have continually innovated and pushed the boundaries of what our products can do since 1888 and are now a world leader in the window market.
We offer a friendly working environment and a team which works hard to make our business the best it can be. With colleagues who are like-minded and eager to achieve, all we need now is your expertise to help us get there!
Overall Commercial Management of the supply base incorporating all materials, tooling, equipment and services purchased by Caldwell UK. Provide detailed input into material and investment budget, manage and report progress. Drive cost improvement activity and provide commercial support to supplier management issues. Work with sales to ensure any adverse material effect on margin is mitigated.
Duties and responsibilities
Develop and apply criteria with suppliers to set up SLA’s for all major purchase contracts Working with suppliers to secure all cost down opportunities Contract negotiation with suppliers when pricing changes are requested Strategically looks at our suppliers and looks for opportunities to consolidate the supply chain to benefit from economies of scale Ensures the company is aware of all commodity price movements throughout the year Will work with the technical team to ensure the suppliers are capable of supplying the correct specification When new sales opportunities come into the business, this person will work with supply chain, technical and sales to ensure we have the correct contract in place for tooling and raw materials. In addition, they will look at any minimum raw material quantities that may be involved and ensure these are consumed via the sales quotation. Looks for opportunities to grow a business, whether through partnerships or new initiatives, and works to take advantage of those opportunities Maintain and report accurate status of material and investment costs along with assisting in budget preparation and monitoring Resolves issues with contracts and commercial operations As appropriate provide the lead/ support in supplier performance management Communicates with parties in a contract so that all understand the terms, particularly a contract’s financial aspects Attributes
Ability to Prioritise Strong Organisational Skills Strong Oral Communication Skills Negotiating Talent Superb with Deadlines Decisive Advanced Problem-Solving Capabilities Professional Thorough Detail-Oriented Ability to Process the Big-Picture Items Benefits
13:30pm finish on Fridays Pension Scheme 25 days holiday plus statutory Private Medical Insurance So if you think this opportunity is exactly the kind of challenge you’ve been looking for, submit your CV now!