Job Title:  Commodity Manager


Middlefield, CT, US, 06455

Business Unit:  Zygo
Posting Date:  Oct 31, 2023
Job Description: 

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Zygo Corporation, located in Middlefield, CT has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies. We are a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, high precision optical components, and complex electro-optical system design and manufacturing services. Recognized as a valued partner by its customers for innovative technology, application expertise, product reliability, and responsiveness, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since its foundation.We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a better place.

What You'll Do

Through the analysis of current spend, and an understanding of market trends this individual will be responsible for the development and deployment of the material sourcing strategy for their assigned commodity. Using their commodity expertise, the ideal candidate will support the Corporate Business goals which include supplier consolidation, superior supplier quality, process standardization, cost reduction; transactional cost removal and the development of strategies that improves the competition and position of the company.

Who You'll Work With 

Procurement, Planning, Engineering and other departments. There is a team of 1-3 commodity managers who work together to solve complex issues for the organization.


What You'll Bring

B.S. in business, science or related and minimum 8 years purchasing experience in a high-mix, technical, manufacturing environment, including five or more years of experience in Global Strategic Sourcing

Establish an effective process for the commercial selection of suppliers to achieve high degree of confidence in continuity of supply.

Provide overall supplier management including ensuring performance to Key Performance Indicators and escalations due to delivery, quality, or invoicing issues.

Establish resident expertise in the commodity through understanding of business   requirements, market trends and underlying cost factors, and the effect on product quality and reliability in achieving company objectives.

Develop strategies and identify global opportunities for assigned commodity which will position the company for growth

Within assigned Commodity, negotiate Pricing Agreements and Long-Term Agreements with suppliers to realize planned cost reduction targets.

Ability to effectively communicate data and input from multiple sources. Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Work collaboratively and proactively with Procurement, Supplier Development, and other Commodity Managers to identify process, sourcing, and contract improvement opportunities.

Support integration of newly acquired sites into the global commodity strategy.

Understanding of the global supply chain competencies and economic advantages within the optics, machining, and electronics manufacturing.

Able to use Power Point, Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Projects, and advanced Excel skills (for example the ability to use pivot tables, v-look ups, graphing and complex spreadsheets).

Able to read and interpret engineering drawings and/or bills of materials (BOMs) sufficient to facilitate preparing quote packages that include all relevant documentation.

Ability to work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to obtain desired performance, quality, and pricing.

Experience in leading cross-functional and sourcing teams with an emphasis on highly technical commodities.

Demonstrated ability to manage / lead multiple projects and changing priorities.

Ability to make data-driven decisions.                                                                                                                                    


What's Nice to Have

M.S. degree, CIPS, APICs and/or CPM or equivalent certification, Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean certification Preferred


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Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

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