Commodity Manager

Amazon   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: e-Commerce


8 - 10 years

Posted 297 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Role:

As a Commodity Manager, you will:

· Develop a commodity technology roadmap aligning business requirements with supplier capabilities
· Be responsible for AVL for commodity managing supplier selection, qualification and price negotiation
· Manage all aspects of new supplier bring-up including database management in Agile or other ERP systems
· Ensure a competitive sourcing environment leading to continuous improvement in quality, cost, service and technology
· Work closely with Lead Commodity Manager to collaborate with Engineering to influence technical design decisions to meet expectations, technical capabilities, and business objectives
· Interface with Planning and Program Management to assess current and future sourcing requirements
· Help drive quarterly executive business reviews of strategic sourcing plan that defines, among other things, market and business analysis, product roadmaps, supplier capabilities and annual / quarterly strategic business objectives
· Maintain expertise/knowledge of market trends including rigorous analysis of market drivers, cost structures, technical improvements and competitive landscape
· Travel periodically to supplier’s manufacturing sites
· Support our OEM supplier initiatives including annual cost reductions, VMI/JIT, lead-time reductions, favorable payment terms, etc.


· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field
· 7+ years of experience in high volume manufacturing operations or sourcing environment
· 7+ years of direct experience in supplier/supply chain management
· Global supply chain experience managing cross functional teams in a fast pace consumer electronics product company
· Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma methodologies
· Knowledge of basic supply agreement construction; understanding of key contracting
· Experience with Microsoft Office


• Master’s degree
• Familiarity with world-class sourcing methods and tools
• Exceptional ability to solve problems and coordinate with global team members
• Extensive negotiation experience with global suppliers with a proven track record in cost reduction
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to be innovative in issues related to strategic sourcing, vendor relations, quality assurance and the associated measurement systems
• Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection)
• Knowledge of Agile highly desirable

Job ID: 610846