Commodity Manager at Big Ass Fans in Lexington, Kentucky

Posted in General Business 21 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Big Ass Fans is seeking an experienced Commodity Manager to join our purchasing team at our Lexington, KY headquarters. The ideal candidate would have 8-10 years of demonstrated experience in the purchasing/supply chain field and negotiating pricing for new components.


  • Identify and source electronic components, printed circuit boards, distribution channels, and contract manufacturers

  • Negotiate cost and lead time with approved suppliers

  • Develop, evaluate, and maintain relationships with suppliers

  • Visit suppliers plants/factories to examine and learn about products, services, and processes

  • Manage and report sourcing and cost savings initiatives to senior management

  • Resolve issues related to supplier quality, pricing, and delivery in a timely manner

  • Evaluate forecasts to formulate long term material plans

  • Minimize freight costs

  • Dual source critical parts/components


  • Must have solid buying experience and the ability to estimate the cost of electronic components

  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • 8-10 years minimum purchasing/supply chain experience

  • Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions

  • Work cooperatively with others without regard to level or status to achieve results

  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieve results with little oversight

  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a cross-functional environment

  • Manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals

Why live life Big Ass?

You want benefits? We’ve got your health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) and more. You want Big Ass Benefits? Join us in the cantina for a catered lunch followed by a game of Ping-Pong. Did we break another record today? Let’s open the beer fridge and make plans to meet this weekend at the company sponsored social outing.

Why haven’t you applied yet?

Big Ass Fans is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Big Ass Fans maintains an environment where each individual is valued and respected. Individuals are expected to understand and comply with OSHA and ISO 9001 standards and procedures. Individuals are expected to apply safe work methods when performing the job requirements in hazardous and non-hazardous environments to avoid injury to self to co-workers or damage to property. Individuals are expected to report unsafe work conditions or equipment operation to supervisors immediately and observe all safety rules.

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