Hologic Commodity Manager - Electronics/Metals in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Commodity Manager - Electronics/Metals

Post Date Oct 05, 2018

At Hologic, we’re an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we’ve been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women’s health

What powers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: the exceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. This clinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continually challenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, education and market access.

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.

While we focus on women’s health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Electronics (computers, PCBA, displays, motion control, assemblies, etc.) and Metalscategory portfoliosand aggressively seek opportunities for cost containment and/or improvement. Benchmark and utilize best practices sourcing within the category portfolios.

  • Negotiate complex agreements with global suppliers that may include protection of IP, co-development, technology partnerships, etc. Develop contingency plans to mitigate risk of non-performance of sole-sourced vendors. Negotiate contracts to maximize savings over multiple years of spend, including performance clauses and all other terms and conditions.

  • Develop category sourcing plans and lead resources in the identification of potential suppliers, requirements documentation, RFI and RFQs, bid and price analysis, negotiation and contract award, and supplier performance management.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop category strategies to achieve total cost reductions, lead time improvement, and overall supply rationalization. Manage and drive year-over-year price improvements.

  • Work closely with key functional stakeholders and support existing sourcing and procurement leads to help drive spend reduction via demand management and execution of category/supplier strategies.

  • Create strategic sourcing plan to ensure value is achieved through a systematic approach for specific categories of spend. This includes inventory management, lead-time reductions, lower total cost of ownership, and quality assessments.

  • Coordinate with purchasing and materials managers to align goals and mitigate any risk associated with material supply. Enhance supplier relationships and review key performance metrics to support short and long-term production needs.

  • Engage with the product lifecycle management process to ensure alignment with commodity strategies and business group needs.

  • Develop a clear understanding of the market forces and conditions that drive each commodity and set strategies to guide those forces effectively. Develop annual “cost reduction strategies” with key suppliers that support divisional and functional goals.

  • Develop predictive benchmarks for aggressive cost targets.

  • Analyze trends to forecast prices and volume. Contribute to global strategy development across other direct material and indirect spend categories as deemed appropriate.

  • Ensure that supplier delivery and quality expectations are met via partnering with quality to develop proper product specifications/supplier quality systems and via developing alternate supply strategies for supply continuity.

  • Financial modeling, analysis and budget management.

Qualifications :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • The ability to influence, on a Domestic and Global scale, our procurement partners

  • Has a Global mindset with a desire for excellence and winning on a world stage

  • The candidate should possess a high EQ

  • The ability to work independently and take on additional responsibilities

  • Able to navigate and work cross functionally

  • Identify and escalate trends related to Supply Chain and Market Commodity Trends

  • Expert Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent decision -making skills

  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with required software and technology (Oracle, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and data manipulation skills (cost comparisons, trend analysis, pivots, charting), financial modeling, analysis and budget management


  • BS or BA , MBA or equivalent can be a plus


  • 5-8 Years in a Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain or equivalent role

  • Recent experience in an Electronics category, working with global and domestic suppliers is a must

  • Categories such as: computers, PCBA, displays, motion control, assemblies, components, cables, etc.

  • Recent experience in a Metals category, working with global and domestic suppliers is a must

  • Demonstrated leadership ability with ability to work across organizational boundaries

  • Experience performing as a strong team player that enjoys a fast paced atmosphere

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

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