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Commodity Management Specialist

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 114343 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 

Incumbents apply in-depth knowledge in a specific area of specialization. Work is performed within established professional standards and practices. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors and a considerable degree of judgement. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may have a negative impact on the division’s/department’s operations, schedules, and/or performance goals. Works under minimum Supervision. Seeks approval from others on matters outside of job/role scope. Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives and possible solutions. Unusual problems are solved jointly with manager. Work is reviewed for application of sound technical judgment. May lead a work group or project team consisting of technical and support staff. Builds internal and external relationships, with emphasis on those that facilitate the achievement of job/role accountabilities, such as relationships with key suppliers, customers and internal service.


Detailed Description:

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

  • 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 Commodity Council Corporate negotiation teams or individually. Participates in the Customer Materials Commitment process through collection of materials pricing and Customer BOM analysis.

  • Acts as primary contact for site or customer support.

  • Quotes and negotiates quarterly all products or major services either regionally or globally.

  • 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 to resolve quality, serviceability and performance related issues. Identifies the supply vs. demand for all allocated products and communicate the proportioning of these items by geography and customer.

  • Consolidates and escalates all critical shortages and resolves issues.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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:

  • Three to six years


Typical Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Commerce or Engineering), 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. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.

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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