• Amazon
  • North Reading , MA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 55 Oakdale Rd

Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers experiences in ways we can t even image yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The Commodity Manager is a critical part of the Amazon Robotics development process and is responsible for formulating, communicating, and executing a sourcing strategy relative to their respective commodity which consists of the materials, supplies and components necessary for product development. The Commodity Manager leads supplier sourcing / selection activities and successfully manages the supplier relationship to ensure that the supply chain is capable of delivering high quality, cost effective materials to support production requirements. The Commodity Manager has an important role in ensuring that their respective commodity meets the technical and price specifications necessary for Amazon Robotics to satisfy its internal manufacturing customers.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with Engineering to influence technical design decisions to meet technical capabilities, cost, and business objectives.
Align Supply Chain commodities and strategy to Amazon Robotics objectives for sustaining production, new product development & introduction, and research & development activities. Ensures we have the right product, at the right place and on-time with a secured and qualified supply base.
Work closely with Engineering to define standard and custom product requirements.
Develop a commodity technology roadmap, aligning business requirements with supplier capabilities.
Responsible for AVL (Approved Vendors List) for commodity, supplier selection and qualification.
Maintain supplier scorecard and evaluation.
Ensure a competitive sourcing environment leading to continuous improvement in quality, cost, service and technology.
Interface with cross functional teams to assess current and future sourcing requirements.
Responsible for quarterly executive business reviews of strategic sourcing plan that defines, among other things, product roadmaps, supplier capabilities and annual / quarterly strategic business objectives.
Manage overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, cost and quality improvements.
Maintain personal knowledge of market trends including rigorous analysis of market drivers, cost structures and technical improvements.
Periodic travel 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 experience in high volume sourcing environment.
Direct experience in supplier / supply chain management.
Supply chain experience managing cross functional teams in a mechanical or consumer electronics product company.
Familiarity with world-class sourcing methods and tools.
Experience with Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma methodologies.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Outlook / Access
Ability to assume leadership role with cross-functional peers.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluent in English; Mandarin is a plus
Ability to solve problems and coordinate with cross-functional teams.
Ability to be innovative in issues related to strategic sourcing, vendor relations, quality assurance and the associated measurement systems.
Analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection).

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


Associated topics: chief investment officer, director, finance director, general manager, general operational manager, manage, operation, operational manager, senior director, supervise

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