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Intel Senior Commodity Manager in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

The Senior Commodity Manager for the Wet Chemicals and Filters Group within the Fab Materials Organization manages the execution of the supply chain strategy. The successful candidate will ensure that Intel's supply chain is enabled both short and long-term to meet technical requirements, operational expectations, and Intel's cost, quality, availability, and technology growth standards. This role will involve significant operational supplier management, supplier vetting and selection, ramp and demand management, and technology design management. This position will require a rigorous degree of management coordination across environmental teams, Technology Development, Corporate Services, Corporate Quality Network, Supply Chain, Finance, and others.

As a Senior Commodity Manager for Fab Materials , you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Developing and managing internal and external relationships to provide sustainable cost, quality, availability, and technology solutions while adhering to procurement policies.

  • Interfacing and influencing at all levels to bring different perspectives together to drive a unified long-term supply chain strategy and short-term operations execution.

  • Partnering with a diverse stakeholder base to lead and develop multiyear commodity strategies based on business/market intelligence, long-term analysis of the category/commodity, and the supply ecosystem.

  • Leading supplier sourcing, selection, and performance management.

  • Coordinating purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire specialty chemicals in a cost-effective and timely manner.

  • Negotiating purchasing contracts, statement of works, and pricing for goods and/or services.

  • Driving cost-saving opportunities in partnership with suppliers and stakeholders to meet business objectives.

  • Developing new supply chain models for new or existing products or services.

  • Obtaining materials, components, equipment, and services as needed and identifying and securing new supply sources where suppliers are inadequate.

  • Acquiring and maintaining a technical understanding of products purchased and performing cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Advanced communication skills.

  • Effective collaboration/relationship-building skills.

  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and risk management skills.

  • Business acumen with tolerance for ambiguity in a fluid, data-driven, fast-paced environment.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. *This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess at least one of the following degrees plus the years of experience determined for each degree in the areas specified below:

  • Ph.D. with 2+years of experience in Business, Finance, Engineering, Commercial Supply Chain Strategy, Negotiations, and/or Global Supplier Management.

  • MBA or Master's degree with 4+years of experience in Business, Finance, Engineering, Commercial Supply Chain Strategy, Negotiations, and/or Global Supplier Management.

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+years of experience in Business, Finance, Engineering, Commercial Supply Chain Strategy, Negotiations, and/or Global Supplier Management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading supplier negotiations (commercial, legal, and technical), driving complex programs and presenting execution strategies to key leadership.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US,AZ,Phoenix;US,CA,Santa Clara

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.