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Senior Commodity Manager - Laser/Electronic



Shanghai, China
Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2023

Luminar is a global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software/AI platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From consumer vehicle programs with Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz to technology partnerships including NVIDIA and Mobileye, Luminar is poised to be the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for global production vehicles. For more information please visit www.luminartech.com.


  • The Senior Commodity Manager of Laser and Electronic components will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies for Luminar
  • Be an expert in commodity cost and supply
  • Develop commodity supplier sourcing strategy ensuring the supplier is capable of meeting Luminar current and future technical and business requirements
  • Deliver the Lowest Total Cost by optimizing commodity spending & provide targeted annual savings through cost reductions and operational improvements, measuring and reporting through monthly KPIs
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to develop effective Commodity Strategies, Relationship & Change Management Strategies, as well as Communication Strategies
  • Continuous improvement to monitor technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into the Luminar supply chain
  • Select appropriate sources that improve value to the organization, and help attain targeted results for product quality, service to sales and profit
  • Acquire & maintain technical understanding of related parts
  • Perform negotiations with global suppliers, contract execution, business reviews, supplier scorecards, supply risk & other supplier management functions
  • Assess market conditions, identify industry best practices and emerging trends; identify new value creation opportunities through effective strategic planning
  • Develop, grow, and manage relationships with counterparts at key suppliers
  • Implement procurement policies with suppliers to ensure flexibility and minimize working capital requirements
  • Assess ongoing performance of supply base and drive effective performance improvement
  • Handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Automotive Procurement, with a focus on Electronics components including PCB and PCBAs
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing & executing commodity strategies, and evidence of being able to effectively communicate those plans to all levels of the organization
  • Minimum of 5 years sourcing experience, especially in BCC (Best Cost Country)
  • Strong understanding of Supplier & Project Management
  • Strong experience in Relationship & Change Management
  • Demonstrated cross-functional team leadership
  • Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules
  • Must be able to problem solve and handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Strong background and ability in administration of contracts
  • Strong analytical, research and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level
  • Experience with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering fields

Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.