Commodity Manager

Operations · Marlborough, Massachusetts
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Ambri, an energy startup commercializing an innovative battery technology first developed at MIT, is seeking an experienced Commodity Manager. This role is responsible for partnering with internal stakeholders across new product development, engineering, and operations to create, implement and execute sourcing strategies that meet cost, quality, and delivery goals. The Global Commodity Manager will be responsible for identifying, developing, and managing strategic suppliers to support Ambri’s needs from development through high volume manufacturing. There will be a strong emphasis on the following commodities: PCBA, electronic components, metal fabrications, stamping, ceramics



  • Responsible for the investigation, development, evaluation, sourcing, and commercial management of global commodity suppliers.
  • Create and implement sourcing strategies to ensure continuity of supply and cost effectiveness. Drive value engineering programs with the technical, operations, and quality teams.
  • Develop and nurture long-term relationships with suppliers to support both new product development and high-volume manufacturing
  • Negotiate pricing and develop Long Term Supply Agreement for critical commodities
  • Work cross functional with Ambri’s R&D, Engineering, and Operations teams to ensure alignment on commodity requirements.
  • Monitor global commodity trends. Recommend action plans to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities.
  • Coordinate with high volume factory teams for the transfer of product material purchasing to local procurement as necessary
  • Drive initiatives to reduce the cost of materials, increase quality / reliability of inbound material, and ensure on time delivery
  • Develop & implement a supplier scorecard and evaluation process for critical commodity suppliers




  • BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management or Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in purchasing, planning and supplier development for new product development and high volume manufacturing operations.
  • Expertise in global strategic sourcing, including supplier development and commercial negotiations.
  • Experience with the following commodities is preferred: PCBA, electronic components, metal fabrications, stamping, ceramics
  • Knowledge of industry trends and developments.
  • Working knowledge of ERP, Document Control, Change Management and other relevant supply chain processes
  • Team player who can work both cross-functionally and independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and influence effectively all levels of the organization
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, with strong problem-solving skills and decision-making ability


Why work at Ambri?


Ambri offers its employees a fantastic opportunity to advance a career while commercializing a transformative technology that will change the entire electricity industry. We are a venture capital-backed company with high-integrity leadership that is focused on making positive change. You’ll be working on a novel liquid metal battery technology in an environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while driving towards results. You’ll have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility. We have a top-tier benefits package and extra employee perks such as weekly company lunches and semi-annual community service outings.


About Ambri


Ambri is an MIT-spin-out company that is commercializing an innovative grid-scale electricity storage technology that will transform the way power grids are operated worldwide. Ambri’s ‘Liquid Metal Battery’ will lower electricity costs, enable more widespread adoption of renewable resources like wind and solar, and improve grid reliability. Ambri is headquartered in Marlborough, MA. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Bill Gates. We are constantly seeking intelligent, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team to help us change the world.


 Ambri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Ambri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or serious medical condition, protected genetic information, political beliefs, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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