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Associate Director, Commodity Management

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Business Unit Carrier Job ID 30079191 City Palm Beach Gardens State Florida Country United States

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United States of America


CAF77: CCS - CIB 13995 Pasteur Blvd , Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418 USA

Job Description

Carrier Corporation is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems, leading to safer, smarter, sustainable, and high-performance buildings.


If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to develop your supply chain career, then we have a great opportunity for you! We are seeking a motivated, driven Category Manager to contribute to our supply chain effectiveness.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Develop a strategic plan for a specific commodity group or strategic suppliers
  • Responsible for overall relationship for multiple strategic suppliers for that specific commodity group
  • Coordinate appropriately with supplier quality team for specific commodity issues, including relentless root cause analysis and error-proofing to mitigate the impact on the business
  • Lead in negotiating prices, assessing supplier capabilities, selecting new suppliers, narrowing supplier base, and working with suppliers to establish mutually beneficial relationships and improve their ability to provide quality, cost-effective materials while minimizing inventory
  • Ensure the supplier or commodity team is performing to the designed Carrier requirements from a delivery, quality, and cost perspective
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or company policies, procedures, work rules, standards, guidelines, etc.


  • BA/BS degree w/10+ years experience
  • MA/MS degree w/6+ years experience

A degree in business management, engineering or supply chain management preferred


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Cost reduction project leadership experience in a related environment preferred
  • Technical acumen/understanding of commodity management and ability to quickly learn products and industry
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-cultural suppliers on technical and logistics issues
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and superior follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Team player and influencing skills required to establish and sustain a lean culture
  • Strong negotiation skills

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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