Senior Commodity Specialist

Location 600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH United States 45202
Phone Number 6303867430
Division FirstAmerica
Categories Professional & Corporate
Req ID 40484

Senior Commodity Specialist

First things First: Who are we? 

First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts, and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operations is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and employ more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  

The Senior Commodity Specialist actively manages and maintains direct relationships with supply partners. Maintains relationships with suppliers to develop and define supplier performance, optimize CPA  process and actively manage the business relationships. Initiates and oversees corrective action activities as required.  Provides commodity CPA support to operating locations on supply chain management. Supports stakeholders, including procurement, internal and external customers, and management. Work in a team environment with other procurement specialists.

Senior Commodity Specialist Qualifications:

  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic business environment
  • Must be a quick thinker with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Able to work independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to learn and adapt to varied work assignments
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills needed for dealing effectively with all customers and suppliers

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First America.

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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