• Commodity Management Director

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Carlsbad | US-CA-Irvine
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  • Overview

    Based in beautiful Southern California, we are CalAmp, the pure-play pioneering leader of the Connected Car, Connected Truck and broader Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Currently, we are seeking a Commodity Mangement Director with at least 5 years of experience. This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to work for a stable, well-established company that builds transformational technologies within the revolutionary domain of IoT. This position can be based out of our offices in Irvine or Carlsbad, California.


    We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to being an employer of choice in our industry. CalAmp offers an engaging and diverse work environment that permits our people to take pride in their contributions and share in the company’s success. Our employees can expect the space to showcase their talent, sharpen their skills, develop new capabilities, and be a part of a global team that develops revolutionary technologies. We proudly offer the stability and security of a large publicly-traded tech company without the rigidity and red tape.

    In particular, we offer:

    • Meaningful work with the potential to disrupt an entire industry
    • Visionary leadership
    • Excellent compensation packages
    • An extensive suite of medical and retirement benefits
    • Flexible time off policy and accommodating work schedules
    • Education Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
    • Access to cutting-edge tools and technologies
    • Innovative, intelligent, collaborative teammates


    As a Commodity Management Director, you will manage the procurement function to deal and negotiate contracts directly with vendors. Strategically seeks out Diversity suppliers and obtains cost savings to meet the supply and service needs of the business.

    • Develop focused sourcing strategies by identifying opportunities, defining current processes, designing new process, identifying benchmarks/metrics and making recommendations for improvements
    • Manage and deliver on new sourcing processes by developing project plans, forming cross-functional teams, planning recourses, selecting vendors, negotiating contracts, leading teams, and implementing new and improved processes
    • Manage and monitor vendors by setting goals and objectives and measuring achievement
    • Manage procurement process and develop cost savings programs
    • Leverage financial analysis skills to assess supplier proposals and understanding of supplier cost structure 
    • Assess suppliers against their contractual commitments and develop performance improvement plans for those not meeting commitments 


    Must Haves

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • At least 5 years of commodities and purchasing experience
    • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
    • Knowledge of RFI, RFQ, RFP processes and requirements
    • Demonstrated negotiation and analytical skills
    • Ability to manage and develop supplier relationships
    • Project Management skills
    • Knowledge of contracts and financial administration
    • Knowledge of goods and services
    • Proven ability to execute and deliver on commitments
    • Strategic thinking
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)


    Strong Pluses

    • Bilingual English-Spanish
    • Bilingual English-Mandarin
    • Experience with Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries or equivalent
    • Ability to support the selection of NPI materials
    • Greenbelt certification


    If you are a talented Commodity Management Director with at least 5 years of experience and an interest in the Internet of Things domain, we want to speak with you. Interviews are occurring this week and next so apply now if interested.




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