Staff Commodity Manager

Staff Commodity Manager

LaCie Seagate
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

About our group:

The Equipment Commodity Management Team is responsible for defining and executing sourcing strategies for high value lab and manufacturing equipment, and equipment components used to support Seagate's global factories and design centers. We are a global team, with commodity managers located at all major Seagate sites throughout the world.

About the role - you will:

  • Be responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of high value equipment and components such as, electronic components, printed circuit board assemblies (PCB), automation
  • Support Seagate's Longmont, Colorado site and also serve as an interface to US suppliers for Seagate's manufacturing sites and equipment design teams in Asia
  • Work cross functionally with teams in US and Asia to develop sourcing strategies which support roadmap and production requirements
  • Participate and lead competitive analysis to identify best in class suppliers
  • Create contracts, negotiate pricing and commercial terms
  • Manage strategic relationships with suppliers to ensure supply continuity
  • Maintain an understanding of supported equipment, electronic components, and printed circuit board assembly
  • Identify suppliers with leading technology and ensure backup sources are in place
  • Monitor cost, schedule, and performance aspects of major contracts to ensure best in class performance through frequent supplier interactions and business reviews
  • Lead efforts to improve business processes, mitigate risk, and ensure supply continuity for indirect materials teams

About you:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in STEM and/or Business
  • Enjoy working independently and within teams
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Can develop and give presentations to all levels of management (including executive) in order to communicate and gain support for sourcing decisions and/or strategies
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed to meet with supply chain and internal teams

Your experience includes:

  • More than 5 years experience in Commodity Management, Supply Chain, or Engineering
  • Experience with electronic component sourcing and/or printed circuit board assembly and test processes
  • Working in collaborative environments
  • Partnering with external suppliers and/or customers
  • Negotiation and conflict management

You might also have:
  • Understanding of manufacturing equipment and processes, automation
  • Knowledge of contract law to assist in contract negotiations (SOW, T&C)
  • Utilized e-Source or web-based purchasing applications
  • Experience applying analytics tools such as Knime, R, Python, Tableau
  • Six Sigma and Lean experience/certification


Our Longmont product-design campus is nestled against the foothills with exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains. Here at work, you can grab breakfast and lunch in the on-site cafeteria or get an afternoon espresso, prepared by a professional barista. Our 1,500+ employees enjoy an active on-site experience from sporting activities (get in a few laps at lunch on our 1-mile walking path around campus, play ping-pong or volleyball, or stop in our 24- hour fitness center for a group or individual workout) to community service and many employee resource groups including Pride!, Women's Leadership Network and a Young Professionals Network.

Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe - it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments and group workouts. Hungry Seagate offers an on-site cafe with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away.
Travel: 10%

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'LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. We differentiate ourselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability.
To better understand and serve the needs of our customers, we maintain in-house innovation centers, product-line manufacturing, and technical support. Over the past decade, we have consistently been best-in-class and first-to-market in deploying the latest innovations, from Firewire to USB to Thunderbolt™ technology.'

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