Global Commodity Sr. Manager

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: Maxeon

Powering Positive Change™  


In a world of constant change, the only way to make a meaningful impact is to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why at Maxeon Solar Technologies we’ve been pushing the boundaries of solar innovation every day for 35 years – from the very edge of outer space to countless rooftops below.  


Our highly advanced solar products are powering the fight against climate change in more than 100 countries around the globe. And our brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally are Powering Positive Change™ every day.  


Are you ready to power positive change?  


Job Summary  


As we continue to grow, we are looking for a world-class Senior Global Commodity Manager based in the US and reporting to the Director of Supply Chain. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be.  


This exciting new role will be responsible for creating and setting the foundation of an entirely new solar supply chain in North America.  As Maxeon expands its cell and module production into the US, so shall the supply chain to support our operations. Establishing new supplier relationships, planning and implementing a strategy that secures a reliable and high value supply chain is essential.  The selected candidate will collaborate directly with other Global Commodity Managers (GCMs) to support solutions for each material from wafer to glass and frames. The role requires intelligence of the regional market and leading new opportunities that keep Maxeon cost competitive and aligned with dynamic global trade policies.  Requires Strong written and oral communication necessary to establish and build relationships with supplier’s key executives and effectively communicate to Maxeon’s senior management, supporting high level decisions. We value pushing boundaries, holding ourselves to a higher standard, and thriving together. If you are ready to contribute to our journey of excellence, we invite you to be a part of our dynamic team! 


You’ll Drive:


  • Activity across large multi-functional areas, including R&D, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Legal, and Finance.
  • Supplier selection and account management for North American operations with coordination across all global operations
  • Price negotiations, terms, contracts, forecasting, inventory control, and supporting the technical and cost roadmap for each commodity localized.
  • Strategies to continuously improve cost, quality, delivery, inventory, technology, and sustainability within your scope.
  • Improved transparency to the value of localizing supply chain such as technical collaboration, working capital, cost of poor quality, and government incentives.
  • Quarterly Business Reviews, Cost Roadmap Reviews, supplier audits, and any commodity strategy reviews under your ownership.
  • Market and competitive intelligence through local conferences and supplier engagement, and then bring to the team to support strategic supply chain decisions.
  • Resolution to vendor disputes and any commodity-related issues. 


You should bring:


We understand that everyone has followed unique career paths, gaining valuable knowledge along the way. Don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes – apply anyway! Your experience is more than just a list of technical skills. 


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, supply chain management, economics, or a similar field
  • 6+ of related experience in a supply chain organization
  • Solid knowledge of financial markets that influence commodity prices
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with vendors and suppliers
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to effectively use systems and create cost models
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well with personnel from various departments.  Highly disciplined and organized
  • Possess tenacity and resilience to reach goals with ethics and integrity
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Sourcing and supply chain experience 
  • Ability to plan and execute
  • Good problem solving skills


It would be Nice if You Have: 


  • MBA or other advanced degree in related discipline
  • Strong solar market experience with comprehensive knowledge of the upstream and downstream market 
  • Project management skills
  • +4 Years of people management


Safety Compliance

Your safety is our number one priority at Maxeon. All our employees must complete regular workplace safety training and comply with our mandatory safety standards.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Maxeon’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. Maxeon will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by national, local, state or federal laws or regulations.

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