Commodity Manager Electronics

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Andover, MA, US, 01810

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  11001  

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


We have an opening for a Commodity Manager  in our Andover, MA facility.  In this role you will be responsible for the strategic development and management of the supply base for commodities used to build our electronic products and maintain facilities. This position is responsible for optimizing costs, quality and delivery in the support of Supply Chain's customers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Procures electronic commodities  through approved sources assuring that the following criteria is met: competitive pricing, on time delivery (to required support), all engineering and technical criteria negotiated based on program requirements, blanket and/or long term agreements developed, adhere to purchasing policies and procedures, and adhere to customer requirements when applicable per contract
  • Develop and manage a Supply Base that builds long term strategic relationships with key supply partners that provides Sloan with the best competitive advantage.
  • Analyze, suggest and implement innovative supply opportunities and strategies
  • Develop system to define expectations and measure supplier performance on Quality, logistics, Tech; and Cost. Continuously monitor and evaluate Suppliers.
  • Develop Commodity with all relevant information on the market, products and suppliers in order to support procurement and engineering.
  • Maintain market awareness as to changes in prices, trends in supply/demand.
  • Establish new suppliers as needed for new development programs, working with Engineering and Quality to ensure adherence to Sloan requirements.
  • Interface with Production, Planning, QA, Finance, Sales, and Engineering, to achieve the smooth flow of goods and services to Sloan in order to maintain committed schedules to customers.
  • Contract Management to include negotiating favorable contracts and Long Term Agreements, oversee vendor responsibilities outlined in the contract and statement of work, be well-versed in key contract terminology, maintain aggressive follow-up process to ensure quality and schedule compliance
  • Financial/Quantitative Analysis: Understand and develop financial rationale for "make vs. buy" decisions. Establish and maintain cost reduction and process improvement programs.
  • Relationship Management: Understand vendor business and internal processes co-develop initiatives to improve communication and transactions, be an advocate of the vendor internally, and maintain quarterly business reviews with key providers.
  • Strategic Thinking: Understand how the interrelationship of processes, technologies, and people create results. Create mutually beneficial opportunities for company and the vendor using this information.
  • Technical expertise in managed commodity processes, capable of understanding and continuously improving supplier value stream.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ Years buying electronic commodities such as a PCB's, PCBA's and wire harnesses.
  • Experience sourcing commodities for New Product Development.
  • Demonstrates clear, professional, and respectful verbal and written communication in all interactions, consistent with an inclusive work environment.
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in developing new methodology and ideas to achieve cost reduction and/or efficiencies in operation
  • General knowledge of manufacturing, basic knowledge of blue prints reading
  • Knowledge of MRP systems as applicable to planning and purchasing
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures and corporate national agreements
  • Knowledge of the mechanics of blanket orders and long term agreements
  • Low-cost region sourcing experience
  • Value-Engineering experience





We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

YOU Belong at Sloan

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Electronics Engineer, Supply Chain, Quantitative Analyst, Operations, Engineering, Data

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