Enterprise Commodity Manager ~ Motors

Supply Chain / Demand Planning Broomfield, Colorado


Position at Hunter Douglas Inc.


Enterprise Commodity Manager ~ Motors



Hunter Douglas continues to build our brand in the smart home space.  In order to remain the market leader of motorized window coverings we are looking to increase our purchasing power by aligning the enterprise.  For this alignment to be successful we need an enterprise wide commodity manager that will be specific to motors and electronic assemblies.  Motorization continues to be the primary focus of our organization with unprecedented visibility to senior leadership.  This role offers the ability to directly contribute to the success of the organization, ultimately leading to your success as well. 


You will have the opportunity to manage supply chain performance in support of the Hunter Douglas enterprise.  This includes New Product Development, Production Scheduling, Best in Class Pricing, Supply Chain Flexibility, Capacity Management and quarterly supplier business reviews.


What will you do?



Knowledgeable of business processes and ERP systems such as SAP.  Maintain KPI measurements of Supply Chain to include on time delivery, inventory turns, supplier scorecards, etc.


Manages and coordinates purchases throughout HD Enterprise of electronic/motor assemblies and peripherals.  Participate in S&OP monthly planning process. 


Assures the planning and purchasing of electronic materials and master data in SAP is accurate to support orders for shade fabrication. 



Searches out supplier sources and manages motorization products to include turnkey operations for PCBA assemblies, motor modules, housing assemblies, and other peripherals as required for Hunter Douglas motorization products.  Maintains active support for new product development and planning.  


Develops best in class supply chain processes and negotiates with suppliers on pricing, delivery and terms of payment for all goods and services.  Works to mitigate supply chain risks associated with sole source suppliers, capacity constraints, long lead times, component shortages, etc...  Works with HD business teams to develop purchasing guidelines.



Maintains industry knowledge of electronics and market events that may impact Hunter Douglas business planning.  Become knowledgeable of supplier business regarding capacity, costs or quality.  Develop strategy to maintain best in class delivery, service, quality, cost and improved communication throughout the supply links.



Provides direction and leadership to Materials Departments for the business unit planning. Serves as an information resource.  Builds comradery within the HD organizations and supports employee development and knowledge of the electronics industry. 


Manages and plans the purchases of electronic/motor assemblies and peripherals.  Participates in the S&OP monthly planning process.  Works with marketing and product management to determine product forecasts.



Effectively communicate with HD customer base (i.e. Fabricators) regarding stock outs, quality issues, new product launch, end of life products, and all other business related topics.  


Instill confidence and trust with customers that the supply chain is well managed and capable of supporting material demands.



Works collaboratively on product core teams to bring new products to market.  Responsible for supply chain readiness and start up. 


Participates and/or leads cross functional business teams in support of new product development and supply chain management.


Develops project timelines, strategic tasks, and reporting mechanisms to ensure project is on track.  Present project status to management team for review.


Effectively communicates and collaborates with suppliers to improve supply chain capabilities.  Supports continuous improvement activities to reduce lead times, improve quality, manage lean inventories, obsolete or excess inventories, and cost reductions.


Maintains competitive bidding for new products.  Provides executive summary with recommendations of sourcing awards.


Establish Supply Chain agreements to the best interest of Hunter Douglas.  Establish annual supplier goals and objectives. 



Works effectively and collaboratively with all HD organizations and business entities such as, materials, engineering, quality, marketing, accounting, legal, and product management throughout the product life cycle.


Works effectively with organizations to develop accurate forecast demand and improved S&OP planning.


Maintains open lines of communication with suppliers and representatives of other departments to arrive at solutions to problems.

Contributes knowledge of purchasing, warehousing and inventory control by serving as a member of special committees formed to address the issues of purchasing and what impact it has on the entire production process.


What will you have?


Solid knowledge of purchasing and materials management.

Solid knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Contract Manufacturing processes.

Solid knowledge of Electronic industry and Distribution networks

Expert knowledge of material usage, inventory control techniques and planning systems.

Basic Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and mandates on safe handling, use and storage of materials.

Skill in developing and maintaining effective work relationships.

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and assignments by using time management tools.

Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.



Acceptable training and experience includes a high school diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management or another business related field is required (Master’s Degree a plus). Ten or more years of Supply Chain or Operations Management experience in progressively senior positions. Consideration will be given for fifteen or more year’s business experience in lieu of a four year degree. Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma training/certification a plus. Demonstrated experience with MRP and various materials project management techniques. Previous project management supervisory experience is required. Occasional travel to vendor or supplier locations. Ongoing professional development through courses offered by APICS (American Production Inventory Control Society) is desired.