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Commodity Management Advisor

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Date: Jan 22, 2019

Location: Oradea, RO

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 41140 
Region: Europe 
Country: Romania 
State/Province: Oradea 
City:  Oradea 

Our global strategic sourcing team drives supplier development, sourcing and supplier performance programs in support of our market segments and operations worldwide. Global commodity management teams own and drive supplier partnerships, ensuring Celestica delivers competitiveness through development and management of a highly competitive, best in class supply base.


Global commodity management teams understand growth strategies of their market segment leaders, and own the on-boarding and performance management of supplier partnerships vital to driving growth, global sourcing and localization strategies.


We are currently seeking a Commodity Management Advisor based out of our Oradea site.


  • Maintains global 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 competitive, technology direction, supplier analysis, development and selection and pricing strategy.
  • Acts as primary interface with Celestica’s suppliers/Celestica Sites for all relationship management, contract negotiation issues, establishing business framework for transactions, performance reviews, business development and supplier awards programs.
  • Provides site 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 high impact commodities, providing guidance on negotiations strategy and negotiations planning, developing a commodity strategy, and presentations / communication 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 /Celestica Global Limited 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, 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.



  • 6-8 years of applicable experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or combination of education and experience
  • 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 department 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 problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Fluent in English (verbal & written)

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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