Columbia Tech

The Director of Commodity Management is responsible for the management of procurement and sourcing activities including; Commodity Management, Automated Purchasing Programs, VMI, Kanban etc. activities to support production and MRO, staff and supplier management to achieve departmental goals.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development and Management of Suppliers to support customer requirements and company objectives while optimizing Coghlin Companies Preferred Suppliers.
  • Develop new and refine current processes to maximize efficiency, automate and implement supply chain strategies that support the overall company business strategy, company performance objectives, and customer expectations.
  • Create and manage supplier interface programs using currently available and new technologies to drive continuous improvement and development of best practices.
  • Manage Preferred Supplier performance and buyer escalations including; scorecards, reviews, shortage resolution, cost changes and audits as required
  • Ensures Component price negotiations and PPV performance meet company expectations.
  • Initiates cost reductions initiatives to support organizational goals.
  • Tracks and monitors supplier non-conformance details to ensure suppliers performance meets requirements.
  • Management of monthly departmental and Supply Chain Program performance metrics
  • Provide technical direction, support and oversight to supply chain and production personnel in the proper set-up, management, and maintenance of ERP functions.
  • Continuously evaluate approved manufacturer list by commodity to optimize the number of suppliers to reduce single source risks while avoiding supplier proliferation.



  • Must have a Commodities Sourcing experience with 10+ years’ upward experience.
  • Experienced with High Tech Contract Manufacturing environment.
  • Management record of success in dynamic fast paced operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be capable of effectively establishing professional rapport with internal personnel, suppliers, and customers 
  • Superior Analytical skills and fluency with Excel and EPR systems.
  • History of successful cost reduction and supplier management initiatives.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent preferred.


Working Environment

  • Generally, works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.


Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.



Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.