Commodity Manager at MACOM
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business. The foundry provides access to, and control of our broad range of proprietary technologies in an asset light, cost effective structure.
MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.
Our global organization of skilled engineers is driven every day to solve the world’s most demanding wireless and wireline application challenges. We’re proud of our more than sixty years’ of hands-on experience designing and building analog semiconductor technology across the RF to Light spectrum.
The Commodity Manager is responsible for executing strategy & implementation of plans relating to supply chain performance for the Sourcing Team.
Responsible for all aspects of purchasing, sourcing, and relationship maintenance with MACOM’s supply base for direct materials and services.
Manages the Purchasing function to meet the customer delivery and the business cost requirements
Works diligently with Engineering and Strategic Sourcing departments to drive the supply base strategy for commodity management, improved quality, reduced cost, and alternative suppliers
Understand and develop supply base strategy for risk mitigation
Responsible for observing good business practices, protecting the interests of the company and for buying at the best possible price consistent with time, quality and quantity requirements.
Comply with MACOM’s purchasing policies and standard operating procedures
Bachelor’s degree in business, management or equivalent required. MBA degree preferred
Excellent written and verbal English and Japanese communication skills
Minimum 7 years of purchasing experience in a high tech. engineering / manufacturing environment.
Strong computer literacy, particularly in MS Office and SAP
Experience in an optical or photonics industry a plus
Other Special Skills:
Demonstrated ability to lead change within the Supply Chain team, establish priorities and commitments for task completion
Ability to work independently and operate efficiently in a cross-functional international matrix organization
Willingness to make decisions without hesitation and getting things done in a timely fashion with sense of urgency
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, to develop positive working relationships internally and externally
Comfortable multi-tasking and able to deliver results under pressure and tight deadlines
Strong analytical skills
Ability to travel up to 20% of time