I recently found a replacement part for our product that is cheaper and better. I've negotiated a good deal to get this price from the distributor and I've also received a formal quote. It will save the company a lot of money.
Procurement is not my job. I just seized a good opportunity. I am in the research and development department of the company, though I've spent a lot of time preparing this deal to make sure nothing is overlooked and that we are in fact coming out ahead. My company provides a commission to sales associates for selling products. For reference, the amount of money it will save in one year is equal to about 10 years of my salary.
Would it be inappropriate to ask for a commission for the deal that I am making? How should I go about asking for it?