Global Commodity Director

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN

Company: Maxeon

Powering Positive Change™  


Join Our Team at Maxeon: Global Commodity Director – Where Innovation Meets Sustainability

Who We Are: Pioneers in Solar Energy at Maxeon, we're not just harnessing the power of the sun, we're leading a global energy revolution. Our mission? To champion solar energy for a sustainable future. 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 39 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.    


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! 


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Are you ready to power positive change?  


Your Mission: As our Global Commodity Director based in China (Remote) and reporting to the VP of Global Supply Chain, your role will be pivotal in define and drive the Global Commodity strategy for strategic sourcing, category management, and purchasing of all materials bought for modules assembly and Silicon related materials (poly, wafer, cell). Proactively support regional sales operations and local factories to fulfill their procurement needs, while continuously building and improving strategic supplier relationships, pricing competitiveness, and service.


Make Your Mark: How You Will Drive Change:


  • Establishing and cultivating strategic partnerships with qualified suppliers, driving continual improvement in performance, quality, and cost reduction, as well as managing supplier agreements programmatically.
  • Articulating the multi-year procurement strategy for the business and coordinates bidding and vendor selection, contract negotiation, and execution planning. Successful candidates will have deep experience in the solar industry, with demonstrated knowledge of strategic procurement, supplier performance management and operational procurement.
  • Managing responsibilities including staffing decisions, mentoring/developing team members, assigning resources as needed to drive long term sourcing strategies and ensure success of team’s key objectives.
  • Coordinating with R&D, Products, Manufacturing, Quality, Buyers and Planners to develop meaningful guidelines and governance for supplier evaluation, selection and portfolio-level RFX.
  • Leading periodic internal commodity strategy reviews and coordinate supplier quarterly business reviews, focused on quality, cost, product performance, business continuity plans, and improvements in commercial terms.


Your Toolkit: Skills That Make a Difference

Essential for your Success:

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. 


  • Graduate of Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management degree.   
  • Experience of progressive levels of responsibility within complex high volume global manufacturing environments managing > $100M in annual material spend. In addition, experience leading a global supply chain organization in a senior leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability in contract negotiation and management.
  • Fluent in English and Chinese.


It would be Nice if You Have:


  • Familiarity with standards and technical certification requirements for renewable energy system design and components (solar, storage.)
  • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement (i.e. 8D, Six Sigma methodologies).


Life at Maxeon: Beyond the Job

At Maxeon, we are committed to creating an environment where innovation flourishes, diversity is embraced, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is prioritized. We understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to support them both professionally and personally. Here’s what you can expect when you join our team: Competitive Salary and Benefits, Career Development Opportunities, Inclusive and Diverse Culture, Work-Life Harmony & Innovative Environment.


Ready to Make an Impact? Join Us! If you're driven by making a difference and eager to join our mission at Maxeon, we can't wait to meet you. Apply today and join our team to make a brighter future together.


Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities:

Maxeon is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We actively provide equal employment opportunities, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, can thrive. Maxeon will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee. Our commitment goes beyond compliance; it's integral to our values. Join us in creating a workplace where everyone is valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best.

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