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Commodity Manager

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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Hong Kong, HK

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 40999 
Region: Asia 
Country: Hong Kong 
State/Province: Hong Kong 
City:  Hong Kong 

Detailed Description:

  • Maintains global and/or regional responsibility for a strategic and/or high dollar commodity or group of commodities, for price/value determination, product and/or service negotiations, terms, and conditions.
  • Develops and implements a procurement strategy for the commodities they manage including technology direction, supplier analysis, development and selection and pricing strategy.
  • Acts as primary interface with Celestica’s suppliers for all relationship management, contract negotiation, establishing the business framework for transactions, performance reviews, business development and supplier awards programs.  
  • Sources all products and services, maintaining a continuity of supply, while delivering the lowest cost component or service solution.
  • Provides global sites direction and performance reporting for cost analysis to senior management.
  • Assists in team development and planning, recruitment/first line candidate selection and screening, developing training plan for new employees, mentoring new employees.
  • Leads negotiations for commodities managed, providing guidance on negotiations strategy and negotiations planning, developing a commodity strategy, and presentations / communication of consistent message to suppliers.
  • Has frequent interaction and negotiation with senior executives of industry-leading multi-national companies.
  • Manages the Global Commodity Negotiation process ensuring accurate forecasting and pricing accuracy.
  • Manages data flow for pricing fluctuations in market and analytical tools including development and maintenance of Commodity Management systems applications.  
  • Conducts strategic analysis on pricing, the market, suppliers, customers, competitors, contracts and long-term agreements.
  • May act as site liaison to manage critical shortage, develop strategies on constrained commodities and represent site to manage related systems changes that have broad effect on execution of purchasing responsibilities.
  • Drives process improvement, leads development of IT tools for group, defines business processes and implements new tools/ processes.
  • Performs bid activity for sensitive/highly visible complex bids.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the marketplace conditions for a broad range of strategic commodities including industry pricing, technology and supply/demand trends. 
  • Working knowledge of Celestica’s global supply chain including strategic policies and objectives.
  • Strong knowledge of basic computer applications and the ability to learn and use multiple applications specific to this function including ERP and office systems.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills. 
  • Strong knowledge of negotiation practices/methodology for commodities.   
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and work a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum 5 years in Commodity Management, preferably with experience in managing Electronics components.

Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) is a US$5.6 billion global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Our customers trust us to deliver the most advanced design, engineering and manufacturing expertise for their highly sophisticated and complex products. From advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware solutions for the Cloud, at Celestica we manage the complexity for our customers and set the bar for quality and reliability in their markets. Our customer portfolio includes leaders in the enterprise computing, communications, aerospace and defense, industrial, smart energy, healthtech and semiconductor markets. Headquartered in Toronto, our global network spans 13 countries with 26,000 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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