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Amazon Global Commodity Manager – Hardware & General Mechanical (Metals and Plastics), Mechanical, Metals, Plastics and Hardware Global Commodity Team in North Reading, Massachusetts


The Global Commodity Manager has an important role in ensuring that their respective commodity and suppliers meet the technical and commercial specifications necessary for Robotics to satisfy its internal Manufacturing Operations, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, and Hardware Engineering customers. This candidate will work with multiple business functions in a team environment.

Key job responsibilities

Managing overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability, capacity planning, contracting, risk mitigation, cost and quality improvements.

Working with technical operations, engineering, and program teams on new product introduction programs to define standard and custom product requirements ensuring sourcing strategies meet the technical capabilities, cost, and business goals.

Developing efficient and accurate mechanisms for communicating forecast and capacity requirements for sustaining and new products.

Guiding the purchasing and planning teams by monitoring supplier performance and addressing supply and/or quality issues.

Aligning supplier strategies to Robotics goals for sustaining production and new product.

Development and execution of global commodity strategies that align business requirements with supplier capabilities.

Maintaining monthly supplier scorecards and conducting quarterly executive business reviews.

A day in the life

The GCM will work with a cross functional team including representation from Manufacturing Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Advance Quality Engineering, Program Management, Finance and Legal.

The GCM in this role will own and cultivate relationships with a broad range of suppliers focused on Hardware components (Fasteners, labels, tape, adhesives, general tools required at the FC) used in conjunction with robotic drive units and work cells to move packages efficiently within Amazon FC's. The GCM will also support ad-hoc sourcing requests on other commodities within the team (Metals, Castings & Plastic Components).

About the team

The team consists of global sourcing professionals from various career and educational backgrounds including Automotive, Consumer Products, Technology and Aerospace. Educational background diversity consisting of Finance, Engineering and Supply Chain Management.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field.

• Experience in supply chain, commodity, and supplier management in a high volume, global sourcing and operations manufacturing environment.

• Experience working with a global supply base of high-volume hardware, metal, casting and plastic component suppliers, raw materials management and other related activities.

• Review and understand engineering design documents for mechanical components.

• Experience developing, leading, and executing global commodity strategies focused on supplier cost, risk, and lead time reduction strategies.

• Experience with contract negotiation and execution with high volume domestic and internationally based suppliers.

• Technical, analytical, and management skills to lead RFQs, supplier selection, supplier capacity planning, and supplier risk identification/mitigation in NPI programs.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in Business Administration, Industrial or Operations Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.

• Experience working with mechanical components and associated commodities.

• Proficient in using Microsoft Office and ERP/PLM.

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