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Job Title: Global Commodity Manager, Key Technology
Company Name: Hach
Location: Loveland, CO United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/31/2023
Expire Date: 09/30/2023
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing and Production, Purchasing, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental, Web Technology, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Global Commodity Manager, Key Technology

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions, and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures, and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better faster, simpler, greener and more informative via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


The primary role of this position is to manage short- and long-term commodity, contracts, and supplier management strategies for the key technology commodity. Recommend and develop strategy roadmap with suppliers; manage suppliers through objective measurements. Organize and negotiate complex contracts. Ensures selected suppliers provide the best quality, delivery, cost and support available on the global market for assigned commodities. Coordinates purchases with the corporate level commodity teams as well as the group level to ensure the buy is globally leveraged with target suppliers. Candidate will conduct these efforts with the highest level of personal, professional and ethical conduct.


TYPE OF ROLE: Onsite Loveland, CO


  • The Global Commodity Manager, Key Tech is responsible for developing and executing commodity strategies consistent with quality, delivery and cost objectives. Assigned Commodities include, but are not limited to: PCB/PCBA, motors, cables, power supplies.

  • Locate, negotiate with and develop strategic suppliers globally to ensure continuous improvement in quality, delivery, inventory, cost, support, and technological capability.

  • Lead supplier negotiations and contract management to obtain Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives

  • Build internal strategic partnerships across company including site operations, procurement, quality, commercial operations, and Corporate Procurement.

  • Manage the transition of material or service to the most competitive global suppliers, ensuring continuous availability of material or service.

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding global market conditions affecting supply chain, develop and defend with data, corresponding strategies to ensure meeting policy deployment objectives.

  • Proficient utilization of web-based procurement tools and online bidding activity to ensure performance objectives are realized.

  • Monitors supplier performance, holds suppliers accountable for performance levels.

  • Leads process improvement projects.


  • Other special projects and duties as required.


  • Minimum 7 or more years experience in international manufacturing and/or supply chain sourcing and a minimum of 5 years experience in commodity management of key technologies.

  • Detailed knowledge and experience within the field of Key Tech procurement and its interfaces.

  • Strong track record of high-level negotiations and contract development/execution.

  • Advanced knowledge/experience in MS Office Suite and ERP systems.

  • Bachelors degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical engineering, business management, or supply chain management

  • Knowledge of supplier relationships, contract negotiations, JIT/demand flow philosophies, and legal issues involved with purchasing

  • Demonstrated proficiency with web-based procurement and online auction tools

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is repetitively using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

On-site environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible pre-employment physical and/or credit history review. Hach will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state, and Federal Law.

The hourly rate or salary range for this role is $119,00-$145,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

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