Subcontracts / Commodity Manager

Aeroflex   •  

San Diego, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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  • Develops and implements commodity strategies: leads the team to develop commodity strategies; develops commodity specific suppliers based on performance (Quality, Service, Technology, and Price); and follows strategies outlined.

  • Leads the team in negotiations for lowest upfront cost for commodities owned: responsible for supplier relationship & negotiating pricing and terms with commodity supplier; meets with suppliers on ongoing basis to share scorecard performance and discuss areas for improvement; identifies/closes cost reduction opportunities with suppliers; discusses/closes cost reduction ideas with suppliers generated from workshops and/or suggestions; and maintains performance management system and drives ideas to closure.

  • Manages price increase situations and cost improvement initiatives with the team: establish multi-year agreements to lock in pricing; re-negotiates contracts when necessary in cases of price increases; and develops alternative plans if necessary.

  • Negotiates and executes critical, complex, high-value awards either in conjunction with a buyer or independently; determine the commodity responsibility.

  • Ensures buyers compliance with Small Business Administration and Department of Defense regulations in procurement activities, including outreach efforts to disadvantaged suppliers.

  • Major subcontracting within electronic assemblies electronics.


  • 5 years’ experience of applicable work experience in supply chain including extensive buying and procurement experience within purchasing and a completed bachelor’s degree OR 20 years of applicable work experience in supply chain including extensive buying and procurement experience within purchasing.

  • Experienced in the development and placement of Long Term Agreements.

  • Advanced to Expert level in Excel and Power Point.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and computer skills.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions.

  • This position is located in San Diego and no relocation is available therefore the candidate must be either located local to San Diego or be willing to relocate themselves to San Diego.

  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain secret clearance; which requires US Citizenship.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Purchasing, Materials, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.

  • MBA.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); or The Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

  • Prior SAP or Oracle experience.

  • Electronic or Aerospace industry background.