• Director of Global Commodity Management - Lighting

    Job Locations US-WI-Racine
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Supply Chain
  • Job Description

    Job Summary 

    • Lead the Cree Lighting's Global Commodity Management team in their drive to create a world-class supply base that delivers high quality, competitively priced products in a very short amount of time to our plants and customers.
    • Responsible for all sourcing decisions, as well as decision making and purchasing, for Cree Lighting's existing and new products.
    • Ensure the supply base can support the innovations that have made Cree famous. 
    • Work collaboratively with the Marketing and Engineering teams on supplier issues to ensure early supplier involvement in new designs and a supply base that supports Cree’s Lighting technology roadmap.  
    • Set strategic direction for Cree’s existing supply base, defining a higher level of expectations, including innovative delivery programs that reduce lead times, collaborative programs that reduce the total cost of ownership, and improved supplier process capabilities that reduce purchased part defects.
    • Lead the identification and on-boarding of new high-performance suppliers globally.
    • Drive the negotiation of large supplier contracts and pricing, as well defining and implementing the policies and procedures that govern the purchasing process and supplier management process.


    What can Cree do for you? 


    Cree Lighting has been at the forefront of the major innovations in the lighting industry, starting with the conversion of incandescent and fluorescent technologies to the more efficient and longer-life LED products, and now with the smart lighting and IoT capabilities that our customers seek.  The Director of Global Commodity Management will be working with our Engineering team to identify and on-board the best suppliers to provide us with the building blocks of these cutting-edge technologies.   


    And, Cree values it’s people, providing:

    • great benefits
    • a relaxed working environment and dress code
    • support for development, both internal and external


    What you need for success:

    • 10-15 years of experience in supplier management, supply chain management, strategic sourcing and/or a combination of experience and education within supply chain.
    • The ability to demonstrate a passion for the Supply Chain role and motivation to develop themselves and team.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or Business
    • 25-35% travel including international


    Highly preferred skills and certifications:

    • APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)  CPIM or CSCP
    • Institute for Supply Management – ISM or CPSM certifications
    • Master’s degree


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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