Commodity Manager

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Date: Feb 27, 2024

Location: PENANG, MY

Company: Teradyne

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Individual contributor, manage assigned commodities and lead cross functional teams to solve supplied material issues (commercial, technical, quality etc)
  • Assure Continuity of Supply so that Teradyne can maintain On Time Customer Delivery in Very Cyclical Environment with Long Product Life Cycles
  • Drive the Strategic Direction for the Commodity including, who we work with (the supplier's), where they are located, the type of value they provide, and the continuous improvement of their performance.
  • Lead an extended commodity team - which includes quality engineering, product engineering, marketing, factory support, NPI, and other interested parties.
  • Continuously improve R3CQ - Responsiveness (shorter lead times), Reliability, Resiliency of the Products and Services, Cost Down, and Quality.
  • Utilize the various tools at the disposal of the commodity manager to foster these improvements:

 - Commodity Plans

 - Capacity Analysis/Planning

 - Scorecards

 - Penetration into expanding supply markets in SEA – Vietnam, Thailand, India and Indonesia

 - SBR (Supplier Business Reviews)

 - Support Cost Reviews (assure factory/subcontract costs are correct)


Basic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Education Required


  • Understands complex supply relations 
  • Business communication with all levels of management (internal and external)
  • Project Management Skills
  • Negotiation Skills and Hands on Experience
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin Language 
  • Ability to Interpret product drawings and component specifications
  • Business and or Engineering Degree
  • Experience working with stakeholders from multiple geographic locations, USA, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe
  • Understands 3 level supply chain - OEM (your role) - Contract Manufacturer (executes transactions) - Supplier (you manage)
  • Ability and Desire to work in a fast paced, "blurred" environment between multiple time zones and odd hours as required
  • Willingness and Desire to Travel as necessary
  • Strong technical skills and leadership is a great plus
  • Good Problem-Solving skill is a Must
  • Ability to influence without authority/position power
  • Ability to assemble and lead cross functional teams to solve complex commercial/technical/quality issues

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