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Associate Commodity Manager

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Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  10630  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.



We have an immedidate opening for an Associate Commodity Manager based in our Franklin Park, IL facility.  This role is responsible for the development and management of the supply base for commodity(s) used to build products and maintain facilities. In this role you will be  responsible for optimizing costs, quality, and delivery in the support of Supply Chain's customers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manages assigned commodities through approved sources of supply assuring that the following criteria are met including competitive pricing, on-time delivery and all engineering and technical criteria
  • Develops and manage a Supply Base that builds long term strategic relationships with key supply partners that provides Sloan with the best competitive advantage.
  • Develop relevant information on the market, products and suppliers in order to support procurement and engineering.
  • Identify and qualify new suppliers as needed for new development programs, working with Engineering and Quality to ensure adherence to Sloan requirements.
  • Interact with Production, Planning, QA, Finance, Sales, and Engineering to achieve the smooth flow of goods and services to Sloan in order to maintain committed schedules to customers.
  • Assist in Contract Management : Participate in Negotiations and draft Long Term Agreements



  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years’ experience in buying and/or vendor management
  • General knowledge of manufacturing, basic knowledge of reading blue prints
  • Knowledge of commodity specific processing 
  •  Market Knowledge of MRP systems  applicable to planning and purchasing, SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures and corporate national agreements
  • Flexibility and creativity in developing new methodology and ideas to achieve cost reduction and/or efficiencies in operation
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • E-Sourcing
  • Value-Engineering experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills




We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, HSA and FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Sloan
At Sloan, inclusion and belonging are at the core of what we do every day, and we empower and celebrate the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and value different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, and solutions. Be your authentic self at Sloan.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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