Job Title:  Senior Commodity Manager


San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Business Unit:  Energy Conversion Solutions
Posting Date:  Feb 11, 2024
Job Description: 

About Us:

At AMETEK, we don’t just manufacture market-leading electronic instruments and electromechanical devices — we are using innovation to make the world a better place; technology to improve lives; and talent to solve challenges that matter.


Job Summary:

The Senior Global Commodity Manager manages commodities related to electronics, electrical, and mechanical, striving to improve flow from a global supplier base to support customer needs and reduce material cost to improve bottom line.  Responsibilities will include developing / managing key commodity strategies, managing transition of volume to newly developed partnerships and operate as a key team member in driving Supply Chain projects to achieve business objectives.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze commodity related data to generate strategy and action plans to reduce company’s total cost of ownership (pricing, freight, tariffs, value add, expanding supply base, etc.).
  • Support Supply Chain initiatives to leverage global spend opportunities
  • Generate cost savings projects related to direct materials and manage the implementation with purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, etc.  to support global customer base for our high mix / low volume products.
  • Support cross functional teams that are challenged with identifying and developing a nimble, effective Supply Base that will support manufacturing strategies, and Product Roadmaps.
  • Act as liaison with appropriate counsel in developing Global supply agreements to ensure protection of Intellectual Property and derive benefits around quality, delivery and, cost
  • Develop and maintain long-term supplier relationships that will deliver competitive advantages including lowest total cost, highest quality products, and superior customer service.
  • Remain current with industry supply trends and provide market intelligence to business.
  • Communicate direction, and lead negotiations with all levels of supplier management to develop and deploy appropriate strategies, contracts, and business relationships that satisfy current and future business needs.
  • Monitor key supplier performance for on-time delivery, quality and other needed KPIs as part of our continuous improvement environment.
  • Partner with Quality and Purchasing Team as needed to address / manage key supplier corrective action activities.
  • Manage and lead Sourcing projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Manufacturing or related field
  • 8+ years’ experience in purchasing and/or commodity management in an Electronics or Electrical/Mechanical Device industry, with high mix-low volume environment OR 10+ years’ related experience in lieu of bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience and expertise with sourcing and contracting ERP tools
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Power Point


Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • ISM CPM or CPSM or equivalent Certification desirable
  • Contract negotiations / vendor management / influencing skills with a proven track record.
  • Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required.
  • Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Able to solve problems using a systematic approach and provide sound solutions to resolve day to day or strategic opportunities.
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence, and standard procedures. Being able to effectively present information and respond to request from internal and external customers as well as suppliers.


Competency Requirements:

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at identifying problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Driving Continuous Improvement: Establishes methods to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes; utilizes specialized techniques for continuous improvement (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management)
  • Demonstrating Tenacity and Perseverance: Maintains high levels of energy and enthusiasm over an extended amount of time; does not give up when faced with challenging obstacles; completes what he/she starts; sees projects through to the end
  • Managing Time: Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; completes things when he/she said they would; sensitive to the use of other people's time


What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities


Additional Details:

Up to 10% travel may be required.


To learn more about our company and our job opportunities, visit us at:


Salary Minimum:  $110,000
Salary Maximum:  $140,000
Incentive:  No

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.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego