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Indirect Commodity Leader

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Last Updated Date: May 18, 2022

Location: West Fargo, Bismarck, Wahpeton, ND, US, 58078, 585

Company: Doosan Corp

Job Information

The Indirect Commodity Leader handles managing identified categories of spend, its suppliers, internal stakeholders, and the sourcing strategy.  Scope of the category management includes strategic sourcing, sourcing execution, and supplier management.  Indirect Commodity Leader will implement strategic initiatives and sourcing strategies to reduce spend, improve value, ensure legal compliance, and support sources of supply.  He/she will handle driving the creation of a formal sourcing strategy for review and approval by key stakeholder and the Doosan Bobcat leadership team.   They will have oversight on the supplier selection, relationships with suppliers and handles commercial aspects including negotiations, contracts, partnerships, and supplier performance management.

This position is open to multiple locations: Bismarck, West Fargo, Gwinner, Wahpeton, ND; Litchfield, MN; Statesville, NC; Johnson Creek, WI.

Role & Responsibility

  • Creating and deploying formal strategic vision of the assigned commodities.
  •  Full knowledge of indirect sourcing process 
  • Supplier performance, value management and continuous improvements.
  • Supply market research and data analysis
  • Building solid relationships internally and externally
  • Negotiation
  • Lead RFx process.  Participate in SOW development.
  •  Aligning to strategic goals with the organization.
  • Internal process improvements.

Job Requirement

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or related field.
    • MBA, CPSM a plus
  • Required minimum 3-5 years or more Indirect Procurement experience or at least 3 years of procurement experience.
  • Travel: 15-35%
  • Ability to communicate with everyone within an organization, from people on the shop floor to CEOs of major corporations
  •  Leadership skills of persuasion, influencing and empathy; along with internal drive.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


•    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.
•    Global Travel occasional.

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 to 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. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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