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Logistics Commodity Manager

Date: Aug 30, 2018

Location: Carthage, Other/Not Applicable, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Logistics Commodity Manager


Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a seasoned Logistics Commodity Manager that will develop, implement, and sustain the sourcing strategy in logistics for the Consumer Products Group.  The Logistics Commodity Manager position will have the flexiblity to office at any of our exsisting Consumer Product locations: Georgetown, KY, El Paso TX, Spring Hill, FL, Lenexa, KS or Carthage. MO.  This candidate will be responsible to evaluate and recommend vendors for the business units while managing the ongoing relationship with key suppliers. 


Essential Responsibilities

  • Work independently between internal functional groups and external suppliers.
  • Have a detailed understanding of the transportation industry.  Candidate should understand the principles of supply chain management and the movement of goods, door-to-door and port-to-port
  • Understanding of the US truck market and the ocean freight market, with the ability to translate market intelligence into the sourcing strategy.
  • Understanding of cost components for freight movement via multiple mode options.
  • Analyze current shipping lanes within the business unit to optimize freight lanes for both inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Conduct analyses of market conditions and trends and use this information to predict commodity pricing and availability.
  • Research potential vendors and compare their products, prices, and services.
  • Discuss and negotiate the contract terms with suppliers.   Ensure the correct terms of business references are used on orders. Should have clear understanding of Incoterms
  • Analyze the effect that sourcing and supply decisions have on total business costs (internal and the supply chain)
  • Provide projections to key suppliers to ensure capacity availability.



  • BS or BA in Logistics, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Transportation.
  • Highly proficient analytical and technical skills in MS Office Suite (especially Excel).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written) required.
  • Proven track record interfacing and presenting to customers is a must.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel 30-40% of time


We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more. 


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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