Commodity Manager

Posted on 4/23/2024

Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics

501-1,000 employees

Develops advanced mobile manipulation robots

Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation


Waltham, MA, USA

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or engineering or a closely related field
  • Masters level degree strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with MRP, JIT, lean manufacturing, Kanban a plus
  • Contract negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of key financial metrics
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with manufacturing in a regulated environment
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a manufacturing-based business
  • Develop commodity strategy for required commodities
  • Advise a team of Buyers to implement strategy in support of Manufacturing
  • Manage supplier relationships and opportunities for cost-out and product/supplier improvement
  • Participate in supplier startup activities
  • Coordinate cost-estimating and design parameters for new projects and products
  • Negotiate with external suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Coordinate the exchange of technical information regarding product and product processing
  • Evaluate social, economic, and governmental information to determine risks and opportunities regarding global sourcing
  • Develop productive relationships with others in Supply Chain Management organization
  • Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities

Boston Dynamics specializes in developing advanced mobile manipulation robots with exceptional mobility, dexterity, perception, and agility, leveraging sensor-based controls and computation to unleash the potential of complex mechanisms. The company's focus includes prototyping new concepts, conducting build-test-build engineering, field testing, and transforming successful designs into robot products, with the goal of redefining the capabilities of robots using sensor-based controls and computation.

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Waltham, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth