Sr. Raw Material Commodity Manager

Requisition ID:  3269

Raymond, OH, US, 43067

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $79,300.00 - $119,000.00

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda
Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it’s a joyful one.  We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success.  We strive to be a company that serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”


We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.


If your goals and values align with Honda’s, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

The Raw Material Commodity Manager will lead and manage the commodity desk from a Q/C/D/Strategic perspective. Create strategies, identify improvement opportunities, communicate effectively, gather necessary resources, assign tasks, and implement the strategy. Monitor progress and performance via plan versus actual.  Resolve quality and delivery problems by working with stakeholders and suppliers. Coordinate with other areas in the organization to secure necessary resources and contributions for the strategy execution.  Support meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the strategy within and beyond the project team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute overall RM commodity strategy for responsible material/ commodity considering production volumes, part specification requirements, and capacity analytics. Strategy includes annual cost reduction to achieve company targets and initiatives
  • Lead supplier negotiations of cost; ensuring best practice is utilized to achieve Honda’s cost target, develop and recommend opportunities to reduce cost based on the market and overall strategy, Pricing Management – develop and lead cost optimization based on usage, supplier QCDD performance, and material chemistry
  • Provide technical know-how related to raw material Q and D issues by working with stakeholders
  • Lead supply chain projects and C/D themes by working with HTA, Honda lants and suppliers; communicate across the organization to secure support and resources to execute strategies
  • Supplier Management - Development of supplier performance goals, evaluation of supplier performance and recommendation on supplier improvement plans where applicable.
  • Continuing education to support technical know-how (attend events/QAV’s etc)
  • Mentor associate within team on technical know-how and fostering development

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or 8-10+ years’ experience in equivalent job

Minimum Experience:

  • 5+ years w/ degree or 8-10+ years without degree

Other job-specific skills:    

  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes and quality control techniques.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills across multiple disciplines (engineering, suppliers, management, etc.)

Additional Position Factors:

  • Hybrid work environment (Office base + remote work) with some travel required
  • Travel:  Domestic - day trips 1-2x/mo.  1 - 2 days each; International travel unlikely but possibly Canada
  • Overtime: 10 - 15 hrs./wk. during peak activity

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards: 
•    Competitive Base Salary (pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, etc.)
•    Regional Bonus (when applicable)
•    Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, and Insurance included)
•    Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
•    Paid time off, including vacation, holidays, shutdown
•    Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
•    401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
•    Relocation assistance (if eligible)



Career Growth:
•    Advancement Opportunities
•    Career Mobility  
•    Education Reimbursement for Continued learning
•    Training and Development Programs 



Additional Offerings:
•    Lifestyle Account
•    Childcare Reimbursement Account
•    Elder Care Support
•    Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Repayment
•    Wellbeing Program
•    Community Service and Engagement Programs
•    Product Programs
•    Free Drinks Onsite



Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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