Sr Procurement Manager


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Pittsburgh, PA 


Management, Mining

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Full time



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Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment.

Job Description

The Sr Procurement Manager provides leadership in identifying opportunities, defining and deploying commodity sourcing strategies globally for a specific commodity group. The Sr Procurement Manager develops, deploys and maintains global commodity strategies and implementation plans to leverage opportunities across sub-commodities and monitors compliance in order to capture leveraged savings. This position is for leadership in commodity management, strategic sourcing, portfolio management, TCO (Total Cost of Operations or Ownership), value chain analysis, supplier relationship management and savings initiative implementation across business units and sites globally.


Business Alignment

  • Understands the strategies, demands, and requirements of the business unit and the enterprise and works to develop global commodity strategies that are consistent with short and long term strategic plans.
  • Collaborates and influences a team of regional resources with intimate knowledge of the commodities and the business within the portfolio to deliver effective strategies.

Strategy Development

  • Identifies the key stakeholders across the enterprise to gain a clear understanding of the business needs to enable the creation of the commodity vision and objectives.
  • Analyzes the supply market to gain an understanding of the market dynamics, to define supplier segmentation, to define supply side power, to identify benchmarks to help identify supply side opportunities.
  • Analyzes the demand side for a commodity by completing spend histories and demand forecast, by identifying current suppliers, determining procurement involvement, historical contract compliance, and demand segmentation to enable the identification of demand side opportunities.
  • Analyzes the supply demand interfaces by analyzing TCO and cost drivers, procurement value levers, product/portfolio segmentation and channels, along with risks to define innovative approaches and strategies to drive optimum value to Alcoa.


  • Leads and facilitates the execution activities with the regions to drive the transition. Assures global commodity strategies are applied consistently throughout the commodity
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management with major global commodity suppliers to: (a) assure maximum value to Alcoa; (b) Supply Flow Assurance; and (c) market intelligence.
  • Secures resources, funding and establishes initiative tracking and reporting.
  • Reviews and assists sub-commodity teams in achievement of target opportunities through: (1) Allocation of resources, (2) Prioritization of funds (e.g., Market Intelligence)
  • Ensure regular feedback to and from Procurement Operations, Centre of Expertise (COE) and Business Unit leaders to assure interlocking of commodity activities and business strategies.
  • Captures lessons learned throughout the execution of the sourcing strategy and shares with others through the Direct Commodities Team.



  • Bachelors in Economics, market research, engineering, or related subject
  • The ideal candidate must possess leadership experience 
  • Minimum of 5 years commodity and strategic sourcing experience


Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master's Degree from an accredited institution is a differential
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