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Commodity Management Specialist

Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 67858 
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 


What’s in it for you?
When you join Celestica, it’s more than just a job. It’s about being part of a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do every day, and contributing to our forward thinking and collaborative solutions for our teams and customers. 

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 Specialist based out of Toronto.



  • Maintains global and/or regional responsibility for a complex commodity or group of commodities for price/value determination, product and/or service negotiations, terms and conditions, supplier relationship development and performance. 
  • Develops and executes a procurement strategy for commodity or services including competitive benchmarking, technology direction, supplier analysis, development, selection and pricing strategy.
  • Responsible for all product or service sourcing. 
  • Participates in the Customer Materials Commitment process through collection of materials pricing and Customer BOM analysis. 
  • Conducts customer bids within the response time objectives. 
  • Responsible for supplier performance reviews including performance reviews, business development and supplier awards programs. 
  • Has frequent interaction and negotiation with senior executives of industry-leading multi-national companies. 
  • Provides support to their internal customers.  
  • Provides product cost support for products in assigned geographies. 
  • Prepares bids including generation of BOM, cost analysis, negotiate with suppliers, and present bids to management.
  • Updates material prices database, analyze bill of materials for competitiveness and customer compliance, review with management. 
  • Provides guidance to less experienced Commodity Management staff. 
  • Provides guidance to counterparts at the sites to ensure process compliance.


  • Broad knowledge of the marketplace conditions for the area of specialization 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.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures.
  • Basic understanding of specific customer needs.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to consolidate, manipulate and analyze large quantities of data.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Proficient development and working knowledge of Power BI would be an asset



  • Five to seven years of relevant experience.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Commerce or Engineering), or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supply Chain Management designation would be an asset

This position involves technologies regulated by the Canadian government's "Controlled Goods Program". Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Job offers will be conditional upon candidates undergoing a successful security screening per the Controlled Goods Regulations


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) is a US$5.8 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 14 countries with over 24,000 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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