Commodity Manager - Singapore

Singapore , SG-02

Brand:   Brooks Automation

REQ ID:   R7187

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased. Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities. Obtains materials, components, equipment and services. Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure highest quality at best value. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria. May require domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities. SPECIALIST LEVEL: Under general management direction, system-wide responsibility on complex business components or complex projects. Provides direction for the business component or an entire project and/or project team. Exercises significant latitude in determining methods and objectives of assignment. May supervise a group of staff members. Has a complete and thorough knowledge of the discipline and frequently contributes to the development of new concepts, theories and principles. Expected to mentor and transfer knowledge to more junior staff members. Works on multifaceted problems that always require new and creative thinking. Uses judgment within broad policies and practices. Has latitude in exercising recommendations. Acts in a leadership role as a principal customer contact and/or interface with Senior Company Management. Impact of decisions and/or recommendations would have impact on organizational objectives, have a prolonged effect, and require substantial resources to correct. Bachelor’s degree with 6-8+ year’s experience, or Masters with 4-5+ years, or its equivalent.
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