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Enterprise Holdings Senior Commodity Specialist - Supply Chain Management in St. Louis, Missouri

Overview

Position Overview

The Senior Commodity Specialist will take on a leadership role in the overall management of various assigned Supply Chain Management programs/commodities, e.g. vehicle related parts, and service by working with outside suppliers, internal customers, and across all company business lines. This position will understand the needs of the organization and the technology, equipment, and services available in the market to meet or exceed the requirements of internal customers for the assigned commodities. This position will develop, manage, and maintain complex and high value commodity and supplier strategies while developing and maintaining critical supplier relationships to ensure best-value of products and services and meet on-time delivery expectations. The Senior Commodity Specialist will also serve as a mentor to Commodity Specialist team members in the investigation of new products, equipment, and technology to realize cost savings and process improvements for the company.

Company Overview

Enterprise Holdings Inc. and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and carsharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for nearly $22.5 billion in revenue and operated nearly 1.7 million vehicles in fiscal year 2020.

Enterprise Holdings – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 9,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in 100 countries and territories throughout the world.

As you are considering a position with Enterprise Holdings, we invite you to learn more about our business. Today – and every day – the safety and wellbeing of employees, customers and the communities we serve is our top priority. For the latest on our COVID-19 response, please click here (https://www.enterpriseholdings.com/en/customer-service/coronavirus-covid-19-update.html)

Responsibilities

  • Advise stakeholders on various product and service alternatives to reduce cost, increase quality, and improve productivity

  • Evaluate potential efficiencies and develop Supply Chain Management implementation strategies for products and services; drive these strategies through to completion

  • Draft and manage differing RFIs, RFQs & RFPs (RFxs) to provide best total value to end users

  • Conduct complex total cost financial analysis to determine best value for the operating groups and the organization

  • Evaluate processes and competitive pricing/bids from outside suppliers

  • Coordinate processes from conception through delivery of all developed programs

  • Research new technology, materials, and logistics options for managed commodities

  • Identify and act on previously unexplored opportunities within assigned commodity

  • Act as the main liaison between the company and its suppliers for assigned commodities

  • Act as a liaison between Accounts Payable and assigned suppliers to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices

  • Investigate the integrity, capabilities, capacity, etc. of suppliers being utilized/considered

  • Provide direction to suppliers relative to expectations regarding product/service acceptability

  • Initiate, implement, and support the supplier diversity program to align with company values and ensure supply base compliance

  • Identify and prioritize commodities/programs for sustainability efforts and recommend strategies for proactively addressing relevant issues – expert at getting things done through people

  • Negotiate, implement, and manage multiple high profile, complex national and global programs

  • Develop and manage relationships with key / strategic suppliers and customers

  • Strategically negotiate and draft national service, pricing, and confidentiality agreements, amendments, and addendums

  • Design and maintain various model types to measure supplier quality, performance, and/or compliance with high profile national agreements

  • Partner with corporate departments, all levels of management, group personnel, etc., to advance commodity programs and meet company/department goals

  • Conduct complex supplier assessment visits as necessary

  • Manage, design, and modify responsible sections of the Supply Chain Management website

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree (Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management preferred)

  • Purchasing certification (CPM, CPSM, APICS, etc.) or similar certification preferred

  • Five or more (5+) years of direct Supply Chain Management experience preferred

  • Must have Intermediate or above working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future

Relevant Experience Includes:

  • Proven track record of analytical and organization skills

  • Proven track record of consistently strong negotiation and persuasion skills; ability to influence outcomes

  • Ability to multi-task and deal with competing priorities

  • Ability to anticipate and deal with difficult situations

  • Must be comfortable working independently and as productive member of a team

  • Must be customer focused and professional

  • Must have ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers

Competency Based:

  • Results-Oriented

  • Managing and Developing People

  • Working With a Team

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Flexibility

Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental seeks and values people of all backgrounds because every employee, customer and business partner is important. Enterprise Holdings is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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