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Commodity Manager

Department: Operations - Global Supply Chain Management
Location: Kitchener

At Christie, we give bright minds the tools to be truly creative and innovative. The results can be amazing!

We keep raising the bar by consistently setting the standards and being first to market with some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays. Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world and offers careers that allow you to exceed your potential and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry.


The Commodity Manager is responsible for strategic sourcing of goods and services required for the manufacture of Projection Systems by Christie Digital. The successful candidate will lead a cross functional team for sourcing and supplier qualification including conducting commercial and financial audits.

Development and implementation of a global commodity strategy is a key element of this role. This person will be responsible for ensuring that the right supply base is selected for their assigned commodity while achieving aggressive cost reduction targets and creating risk mitigation plans. The candidate will complete commodity and industry benchmarking projects and ensure technology roadmap alignment between suppliers and Christie’s engineering group. This role will also involve the development and management of the strategic supplier relationships and leading quarterly supplier reviews to ensure best value and continuous and reliable supply of goods and services to Christie.


  • Global sourcing
  • Negotiating global contract pricing
  • Supply agreement contract negotiations
  • Commercial and financial supplier analysis
  • Risk mitigation planning
  • Development and implementation of global commodity strategies
  • Contribution to supply chain strategy for NPI
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier development
  • Holding quarterly business reviews with strategic suppliers
  • Resolving long term or chronic quality or supply issues
  • Maintaining commodity part knowledge, global supplier knowledge, market knowledge
  • Identifying new opportunities and innovation
  • Development of effective relationships with divisional teams to ensure that Supply Chain Management is fully involved with new business opportunities
  • Driving continuous improvement through trend analysis and metrics management


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Supply Chain Management or related field
  • CPP, CPIM, CSCP would be considered an asset
  • 5-10 years of Commodity Management or related Supply Chain experience
  • 3+ years in high-tech manufacturing environment
  • Working with contract manufacturing
  • Experience with optical components, systems, processes and supply chain is an asset
  • Ability and willingness to travel both nationally and internationally, as required.


Christie is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender identity, gender expression, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Christie is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.

All offers of employment at Christie are conditional upon the successful completion of a background screening. Christie engages a third party vendor to complete all background screening. Your consent is required prior to the process beginning.


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