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Commodity Management Advisor

Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 95349 
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 

Our Global Supply Chain operates as a unified virtual system with our customers and suppliers by acting as seamless extensions of their operations. We offer customized, flexible and integrated supply chain solutions, supported by a global technology platform and a dedicated, market-focused team.


We are currently seeking a Commodity Management Advisor.


Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • 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 for all relationship management, contract negotiation issues, establishing 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.

  • Leads the Commodity Council Corporate negotiation teams, individually as required or the Customer Material Commitment process through materials pricing and Customer BOM analysis.

  • 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 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.



  • 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.


Physical Demands:

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.

  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.

  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.

  • Frequent overnight travel may be required


Typical Experience:

  • Six to eight years


Typical Education:

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


Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law). 

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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