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Strategic Commodity Specialist

Location: Chelmsford, MA



ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.


We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!



Cost Management

  • Execute assigned improvement initiatives with the assigned commodity
  • Direct and lead supplier negotiations for designated supply base

Risk Management

  • Prudently negotiate long-term contracts limiting exposure
  • Support Commodity Manager and Procurement Director in their strategic decisions
  • Conduct and lead business reviews with assigned suppliers; investigate quality and delivery concerns and contribute to / oversee improvement plans

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develop expertise within the Mechanical commodity through knowledge of industry trends, supplier management activity and supplier technical capability offerings.
  • Participate in on-site supplier visits and QBR assessments
  • Assess supplier capabilities; coordinate and communicate supplier activities and issues within the business; coordinates standardization and best practice development and sharing across the business
  • Use Oracle to create PO, receive order confirmations and expedite commodity



  • 7+ years’ experience within commodity/technical area/supply chain is required
  • 2+ years strategy sourcing experience is required.
  • Experience working with Suppliers is required.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts with suppliers is required.
  • Strong strategic planning experience is required.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency


Required/Preferred Education and Experience:


  • BS / BA is required with 7+ years’ experience (Technical Degree preferred)
  • MA/MS with 5+ years’ experience


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties,

responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change

with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.