Manager, Commodity

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!

Job Summary:

Develop and execute commodity strategy for Cables and Electromechanical Components, working with suppliers at the appropriate managerial level across the spectrum, especially senior management at key suppliers. This strategy is to ensure a strong supply line at the most optimum Total Cost of Ownership. Capable of managing a diverse cross-functional team to support and positively impact the Key Metrics like OTO, Cost Savings, and Quality.  

Perform Spend Analysis and rationalization to build and manage Supplier relations. Conduct audits, QBRs and other formal/informal sessions. Negotiate and formalize short or long term contracts with key suppliers.

Essential Functions:

  • Assume full responsibility for Strategic purchasing for assigned commodities for multiple manufacturing locations in the US.

  • Identify sources of high quality products and services at competitive market prices. Perform supplier audits/meetings both domestic and international. Will be required to create and execute in depth "Requests for Proposal" that contain data driven and process oriented sourcing project plans. Development of solid fact based Global Commodity Strategies

  • Negotiate and execute contracts (Pricing, VMI etc.). Help to develop innovative solutions, approaches, methodologies that address present and future supply chain requirements

  • Maintain ongoing assessment of sourcing risks and proposed alternatives

  • Continuous improvement of savings tool and tracking methodology.

  • Working with Oracle ERP system on a regular basis to make informed decisions.

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the commodity to be managed

  • Has successfully managed negotiations including international suppliers, adversarial supplier relationships and disruptive supply situations

  • Can demonstrate strong written and verbal presentation skills

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally (Travel 10%--30%)

Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Business Management or Technical Degree

  • 5+ years procurement 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. 


ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990