Senior Commodity Manager (Remote)

Guardant Health Remote
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March 23, 2023
Guardant Health
Redwood City, CA
Job Description

About the Role:

The Commodity Manager will oversee supplier contract negotiations, supplier qualification, supplier audit/scorecard and item master and attributes record. This individual will own the overall supplier relationship, supplier capacity planning and quarterly business reviews with key suppliers. This individual will work closely with the R&D teams to collaborate on the design and development of new products. Advise supply chain team in executing best practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead supplier qualifications and contracts for all critical suppliers
  • Lead supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities and overall business issues
  • Manage key suppliers to strengthen relationship while ensuring continuity of
  • supply and reducing business risks
  • Understand and communicate lead times, capacities, technology, and pricing trends to align Guardant Health to best-possible supply base.
  • Participate in supplier scorecards. Conduct quarterly business reviews with all critical vendors. Review vendor technology roadmap, financial risk assessment.
  • Develop contingency plans in addressing sole source issues and recommend additional supply risk mitigation strategies.
  • Lead corporate initiatives resulting in product cost savings strategies.
  • Maintain and update item master record to sure matches supplier contracted pricing and lead time and other critical attributes.
  • Work with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans and strategies, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.

Production support – Strategic Commodities

  • Support Supply Chain leadership in one or multiple sites to ensure alignment of supplier risks
  • Manage weekly/monthly/quarterly metrics to manage:
    • Material shortage issues. Manage shortage gap analysis to understand shortage gaps 4-5 weeks in advance.
    • Receiving and accounts payable problem issues.
    • Create and maintain item attributes (external and internal lead time, cost, MOQ, supplier, lot sizing, safety stock etc.)
    • Coordinate MRB supplier issues and corrective actions. Manage MRB aging targets per Guardant Health’s goals.
    • Coordinate engineering change-order implementation with suppliers.
    • Review PPV and E&O monthly.
  • Actively manage contract manufacturers, share rolling forecasts, manage the right supply/safety stock levels to ensure quick turn around on changes.
  • Lead resolutions for custom issues for international shipments and receipts.


  • Inventory turns improvement
  • COGS & BOM reduction
  • LT reduction, Flexibility improvement within LT
  • Reduce unfavorable PPV
  • Past-due P.O.s, MRB aging/cost reduction

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