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Emerson – Monterrey, N.L. – Description Commodity management is becoming an increasingly important role within the supply chain community as more and more companies attempt to secure their supplier lines, deliver value for money and develop structured relationships with key suppliers. Although a commodity manager has a clear managerial role within the process, it is the context that the manager operates in as a whole that is significant. A Commodity Manager does more than simply buy commodities on a global basis. Instead the commodity manager coordinates the procurement strategy for the commodities he is responsible. This will involve an in depth understanding of the market, supplier sourcing, risk and performance management. So the manager needs to be able to identify new opportunities and innovation and ensure that these are exploited. The commodity manager also needs to be able to minimize risk. To minimize risk, the manager has to develop an appropriate risk mitigation strategy through an appropriate su…