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Commodity Lead

Company: Bose Corporation
Location: Framingham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Electrical and Electromechanical Commodity Lead

Bose Corporation is seeking a Procurement Specialist to lead a high performance team to oversee all aspects of the supplier management of their assigned commodity. The job requires strong interpersonal skills and the technical aptitude to work closely with an internal team and external supply base. The position will be responsible for the following but not limited to: supplier selection, relationship management, spend, capacity balancing, production flexibility, lean activity, and technology development. The position will report into the Sr. Manager, Electrical Commodities (Global Supply Management) within Direct Procurement.

Responsibilities include:
Develop and deliver strategy for Electrical components (Semiconductors, Sensors, Microphones, Discretes, etc) for Bose Corporation
Negotiate contracts with suppliers in the assigned commodity.
Manage the supply chain by monitoring, reporting, and providing direction on issues which could affect quality, delivery, or pricing.
Perform industry benchmarking and supplier risk assessments. Create and communicate mitigation plans.
Maintain electronics industry intelligence on technology trends, sourcing options and competitive pricing.
Develop alternate sources for current/future product needs and technologies from a worldwide market.
Develop individual annual objectives consistent with department, organization and company -wide goals.
Work with the commodity team and plant staff to build regional supply capability.
Track and report production capacity levels.
Perform periodic trend analysis.
Enhance cost models and forward costing analysis tools.
Develop should cost models for the commodity, sub-components or raw materials based on process knowledge, yields, labor and overhead rates.
Develop business relationships and global supplier alliances in support of Bose Corporation objectives. Leverage relationships to escalate and resolve strategic supplier management issues.
Work closely with design and research development teams to find the latest technologies in line with Bose product requirements and roadmaps.
Lead cost reduction activities through commodity teams.
Support as needed material cost information to aid in make/buy decisions.

Must have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
2-5 yrs of commodity management experience with both domestic and international exposure, preferably in the consumer electronics and/or automotive industries.
Understand process and process capabilities and drivers of cost and quality.
Fundamentals of Total Cost of Ownership calculations.
Ability to build and grow high potential teams.
Ability to coach, mentor or lead other staff members including individuals from outside the purchasing team.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Strong negotiation skills with a track record of accomplishment.
Previous exposure to an ERP system and its components.
Ability to travel 10% of time.

5+ years of professional relative experience within a manufacturing global supply chain environment
Certification in Lean Tools and Methodologies desirable
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business. Master's Degree preferred.

Bose is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For additional information, please review: (1) the EEO is the Law Poster (; and (2) its Supplements ( Please note, the company's pay transparency is available at Bose is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: Bose Corporation, Framingham , Commodity Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Framingham, Massachusetts

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