Commodity Management Specialist
Sources, selects, and qualifies components used in the company’s technology. Investigates alternate component technologies or supplies, reducing cost and improving quality and reliability. Acts as technical interface between component/production suppliers and development engineers, determining new and alternate sources. Investigates alternate component technologies or supplies for reduced cost or improved quality and reliability, and implements changes. Develops guidelines/procedures on vendor selection. Evaluates supplier change notification and qualifies changes, as needed. May maintain component data management system including qualification records/results/documentation.
Works under limited supervision on assignments that require a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline. May be responsible for a business activity, or lead small projects, assume several components of a larger project or program, or complex portion of a large project/program. May assist and/or provide limited supervision to more junior staff members. Broad application of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques used in the applicable technical or business discipline and working knowledge of interrelated fields. Develops resolutions to diverse and complex problems very often requiring creativity. Exercises judgment using generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for arriving at solutions. Frequent inter-organizational and external customer contacts. May represent the organization on projects and interface with customers. Impact of errors may have implications requiring significant expenditure of resources to correct and/or achieve project goals. Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years’ experience, or Masters with 2+ years’, or its equivalent.