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Sourcing Manager

Last Updated Date:  May 28, 2023

Minneapolis, Litchfield, MN, US, 55402

Company:  Bobcat

Job Information

This position entails the effective procurement of commodities used in the manufacturing or sales of Doosan Bobcat products. Commodities include Steel and Weldment. The position will maintain assigned accounts and partner with suppliers that will provide the quality, price and timely delivery required to meet Doosan Bobcat’s requirements. 

Role & Responsibility

Supply Management:

  • Responsible for strategic development of their assigned suppliers
  • Must keep abreast of market conditions and changes within the supplier's organization that may affect our relationship
  • Experience with managing 3+ commodities is a plus and/or Experience in other Bobcat departments

NPD Support:

  • Support the organization on all new product development programs and value analysis/value engineering programs
  • Ensure that appropriate product launch plans are in place during the New Product Development phases including aftermarket


  • Development of Global commodity strategies
  • Alignment and implementation of the strategies
  • Mentoring of strategy development within the Category


  • Creates better ways for the organization to be successful by cultivating innovation

Project Support:

  • Execution of project completion 
  • Project support on cross functional teams

General Knowledge and Skill:

  • Demonstrate ability to work autonomously
  • Direct tasks and priority for team members
  • Consistently competent to highly competent work performance
  • Drives and manages changes in business requirements and implements new plans with minimal disruption

Communication/soft skills:

  • Must be able to communication with everyone within an organization from people on a shop floor to executive leadership of major corporations and escalate to sourcing leadership when needed

Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Engineering, or related fields
    • Equivalent experience in lieu of degree accepted
  • Experience Required: ~7+years
    • Degree in Supply Chain may replace experience
  • Travel Required: 20-40%
    • Occasional global travel
  • Must be able to communicate with everyone within an organization from persons on the shop floor to CEOs of major corporations
  • Must practice good judgement which allows the individual to commit to the most appropriate action after considering alternate courses of action
  • Must have leadership skills which will allow the commodity manager to persuade others to also accept this action and help implement the action plan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fill in for other team members or RCM in their absence
  • Manage or mentoring of others on the team
  • Support RCM for all financial reporting and systems
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  • Simultaneously support the positive resolution of multiple issues on multiple projects without constant supervision
  • This role will be responsible for an annual spend percentage and/or total direct spend

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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