Director of Commodities

Manufacturing - Materials, Production, Production Support Fremont, California


Director of Commodity Management
The Director of Commodity Management will report functionally to the COO and will be responsible for the selection, development and oversight of Mattson’s global supplier base. The Director of Commodity Management will work closely with Operations, Product Management, and Engineering to understand and consolidate material and technology requirements.


This position will lead cross-functional teams to develop supply chain strategies for Mattson, including its contract manufacturing focus. Candidate will be responsible for execution of these strategies including effective assessment and evaluation of new suppliers, supplier selection, contract negotiation, as well as ongoing supplier management.


Required Education and Experience

  • BS or BA degree from a reputable institution, MBA or equivalent.
  • 12+ years of involvement in Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supply-Chain or equivalent role.
  • 8+ years of contract negotiation experience and sound understanding of corporate contracts.
  • Extraordinary business acumen, ability to effectively lead change.
  • Knowledge managing and/or working with contract manufacturers.
  • Significant exposure in high-tech and fast-paced environments.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between Mattson and the supply base.
  • Implements Supplier scorecard and measurements, delivers and manages supplier performance improvement plans.
  • Develops, aligns and implements commodity strategies.
  • Has responsibility for implementation and achievement of cost reduction targets.
  • Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.
  • Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the Mattson supply base.
  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories and practices Business Expertise.
  • Applies broad industry and commercial awareness to drive financial and operational performance across business unit, department or sub-functions.
  • Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment.
  • Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain.
  • Any additional responsiblities as assigned.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Successful completion of required Safety training.<b
  • Remain informed about safety and health regulations affecting the operations of supervision.<b
  • Ensure each employee is able to safely complete each task to which he/she is assigned.<b
  • Investigate accidents and incidents that have occurred; identify the corrective action necessary to prevent a similar accident from occurring.<b
  • Ensure equipment and machines are maintained in safe operating condition.<b
  • Report to the Safety Officer any unsafe or unhealthy condition which cannot be corrected.<b
  • Follow all safety and health regulations and work practices, including personal protective equipment where applicable.