Corporate Commodity Manager

Milgard Windows and Doors

Tacoma, WA

Milgard is looking for a Corporate Commodity Manager to oversee the indirect sourcing activities for multiple manufacturing locations. The Commodity Manager will work closely with Milgard location Purchasing and Materials teams to plan and implement a Supply Chain Management strategy that supports low costs, effective asset management, and continuous quality improvement along with delivery and cycle time performance improvement.


• Consistently evaluate current supplier base to promote continuous improvement.

• Manage the relationship and negotiation process for domestic & foreign supplier organizations.

• Ensure supplier resources at Milgard locations are aligned, deployed, and operating in accordance with business strategy to achieve targeted results.

• Responsibilities could also include planning and executing the procurement of direct material required to support production at several remote production facilities, ensuring an extremely high service level to the production floor while minimizing inventory levels.

The Commodity Manager will work towards efficiency and profitability through workshops and subject matter expert activities, balance a high level of customer service with a responsible inventory level, assume the responsibility of the relationship between the supplier and Milgard, and consistently evaluate usage patterns at the locations with sales forecast information in order to establish reorder points and provide forecast information to suppliers as needed.

Milgard will require a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, with an MBA or Advanced degree preferred plus. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience related to procurement (specifically indirect goods & services) in a corporate environment, experience in development/implementation of business strategies, experience in achieving results through collaboration with organizations not under direct management, and demonstrated leadership experience.

This is an exciting position that has excellent opportunity for further advancement within the Supply Chain Team! Milgard offers excellent benefits, incentive rewards, tuition assistance, and career growth opportunities. Milgard is seeking leaders who will observe our philosophy of respect, and who enjoy coaching others to career growth.