Commodity Manager

Photronics, Inc.

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Boise, ID

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Commodity Manager – Photronics Boise


Photronics is a world leader in sub-wavelength reticle solution technology because of our commitment to customer service, value and quality. The semiconductor and flat panel display industries are more global than ever and Photronics continues to optimize its manufacturing network to provide broad-based solutions to satisfy an expanding array of reticle requirements. Our manufacturing locations in Asia, North America and Europe are strategically located to insure customers can obtain local service, typically in their native language, and product delivery in the shortest time possible.

The person we seek will have two primary areas of responsibility: 1) Managing equipment maintenance spare part sourcing for the site. 2) Leading the commodity needs for critical photomask raw materials.  In both cases, this position will work closely with leaders within the Operations and Sourcing functions. Finding alternative low cost sources of supply will be the clear #1 priority for this person to achieve. While not currently a supervisory role, the successful candidate must be ready, willing and able to assume a leadership role in the Supply Chain function within a short period of time.

The position will reside in Boise, Idaho and reports to the Sr. Director of Corporate Supply Chain.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage all sourcing and purchasing activities related to equipment maintenance spare parts and a critical raw material commodity.
  • Effectively lead Boise site cross-functional teams in areas of responsibility and align internally on best strategies to maximize value to the company
  • Partner with Tool Owners (TOs) to find low cost alternative sources of supply
  • Negotiate agreements and actively lead negotiations and supplier cost reduction programs
  • Lead Joint Cost Reduction Team (JCRT) activities with suppliers
  • Drive quality improvement programs and roadmaps with suppliers.

 Required Experience:

  • Equipment or maintenance background is required. Spare parts sourcing experience is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams to identify needs and develop recommendations are essential for success in this position
  • Measurable results achieved using low cost sourcing tactics and strategies
  • Supplier relations management
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and team building skills
  • Ability to effectively present to executive management
  • People management skills with proven ability for advancement a strong plus
  • Travel up to 10%


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred
  • Degree in Engineering with emphasis in mechanical or electrical a plus
  • Commodity management in a manufacturing environment preferred with experience in semi-conductor, electronics or other technology
  • Oracle or SAP experience a plus

 Competitive Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance with Orthodontia option
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Short and Long Term Disability
  • Enhanced Long Term Disability
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Eligible the first of the month after date of hire   


New employment offers are contingent upon applicants providing a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card to Photronics on a confidential basis prior to their scheduled start date confirming the COVID-19 vaccination process has been completed.  Requests for medical or religious accommodation, to the extent permitted by applicable law, should be submitted to Photronics Human Resources.

This facility is a government trusted facility. Applicants selected for this position may be required to apply for DOD Secret Clearance. Only US Citizens are eligible for Security Clearance.   

Photronics is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other classifications protected by law. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices. 

Photronics is an E-Verify company.