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

Overview

The Commodity Specialist will provide overall management of various assigned Supply Chain Management programs/commodities, e.g. fuel, vehicle related parts and service, corporate travel, uniforms, office equipment and supplies, records retention, print and print related services, etc. 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 commodity strategies, supplier strategies, and supplier relationships to ensure best-value of products and services, meet on-time delivery expectations, and investigate 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

This position is located at our Corporate Headquarters in Clayton, MO.

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

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

  • Conduct 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

  • Negotiate, implement, and manage multiple 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 national agreements

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

  • Conduct supplier assessment visits as necessary

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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management preferred)

  • 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

  • Two (2) years of Vendor Management or Supply Chain Management/ Procurement experience (Purchasing, Inventory Control, Analysis, Marketing)

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification(s) preferred

Competency Based:

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity

  • Approaches situations from a big-picture perspective

  • Focuses on accomplishing tasks and achieving positive results

  • Takes action to meet goals and objectives

  • Motivates others to improve their performance and to achieve and exceed their goals

  • Sets clear expectations with employees and follows up appropriately

  • Builds strong long-term relationships with people at all levels

  • Works well with a diverse group of individuals

  • Provides excellent service to both internal and external customers

  • Schedules and plans for short-term and long-term tasks and goals

  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail

  • Makes thoughtful decisions based on the information available

  • Determines the best solution based on the facts available

  • Gathers and examines information from multiple sources

  • Presents compelling arguments that influence others’ decisions

  • Effectively communicates both verbally and in writing

  • Maintains a steady and positive attitude in challenging situations

  • Readily adapts to change

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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