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Global Commodity Manager (Electronics/Electrical/Electromechanical) at Garmin International in Novi, Michigan

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

In operations, we literally do it all in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!

We are looking for a full time Global Commodity Manager.  In this role you will coordinate and manage strategic sourcing plans that create maximum benefits for the business.  You will be responsible for commodity strategy related with electronic, electro-mechanical, mechanical products and or services including: sourcing strategy, spend segmentation, supply market analysis, supplier capability assessment, supplier recruitment and management, RFI/P/Q development, developing a business case for improved supply and or service, risk assessment and management, while managing assigned commodities or services across multiple sites. Other essential functions include:

  • Ability to lead and drive execution of supply chain strategies in a collaborative and multi-site matrix environment to achieve both tactical and strategic goals

  • Applies knowledge of commodities and commodity market trends and serves as an expert in influencing, leading and driving project implementation of supply chain strategies and development of short and long term goals for management consideration in support of customer requirements

  • Responsible for multi-site negotiations and executions of sourcing agreements for assigned commodities and/or services

  • Negotiate strategic agreements and drive cost, quality, delivery and service improvements across multiple departments and sites continuously

  • Uses analytical and qualitative methods to analyze market commodities and product data

  • Demonstrate full knowledge and serve as a technical leader for assigned commodities and supply chain services

  • Organize, facilitate and manage cross-functional teams to develop commodity and service strategies

  • Work with New Product Introduction (NPI) teams to ensure sourcing decisions achieve overall commodity objectives and all parts for prototype builds are available in advance

  • Ability to identify and help drive technical root cause and corrective action for assigned product or service responsibilities

  • Assure execution of Supplier Guidelines with responsible suppliers in support of various sites

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned 

Due to the amount of resources and expense exhausted in training for this position, a minimum of two years from the start of this position will be required before an associate is eligible for a job transfer. 

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering or Operations field plus a minimum of 3 years directly demonstrated experience in managing commodities and/or a combination of related supply chain experience. Other required skills include:

  • Requires demonstrated experience managing commodities

  • Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, negotiating, presenting and analytical skills

  • Must demonstrate a proven track record to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to effectively meet deadlines across multiple time zones.

  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of the workings of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software 

  • Must possess demonstrated knowledgeable of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process

  • Demonstrated significant technical knowledge within the commodity managed

  • Demonstrated extensive experience assessing requirements, negotiating and executing supply contracts and or service agreements with a focus on maximizing PPV

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

  • Demonstrated extensive experience assessing all supply chain attributes with a focus on maximizing PPV over long term programs

  • Must demonstrate a proven knowledge and understanding of the global markets that impact the managed commodity

  • Must demonstrate the ability to understand, analyze and use components of costs in driving cost savings and efficiencies.

  • Ability to quickly and efficiently identify new sources and technologies as requested by Engineering Design teams and perform advanced due diligence including technical capabilities, audits, commercial assessments, supply chain verification, capacity constraints and establishing a preferred customer status

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare for, coordinate, manage and execute QBR’s and Quarterly Negotiations

Candidates who are multilingual and/or have previous experience in an electronics manufacturing environment are highly preferred!

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.


Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.