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Commodity Manager


Mexico - Guadalajara

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in Mexico in 2018 as our first step into Latin America. Our Mexico office is in the Polanco area of Mexico City and our expanding team is a key contributor in helping us deliver growth throughout the market.

About the role

You will work closely with Global Commodity Management, Category Procurement project Managers, our Global Design Centers in Asia and Dyson’s manufacturing partners in Mexico to establish a local supply base to provide agility and flexibility of supply at optimum cost.

The scope includes all commodities within direct procurement covering Mechanics (graphics & packaging, metal, rubber, resin & paint) for the short to medium term and could be expanded to cover Electro-mechanics & Electronics.

Your knowledge of the Mexico supply market and ability to develop suppliers to our requirements is essential in supporting the sourcing activities for our Floorcare and Haircare products. You will be working with our growing operations and supply chain team in Mexico as well as our global business, quality and operations teams in the UK and South East Asia.


  • Responsible for the local supplier base of assigned commodities and managing the suppliers to support the products manufactured in Mexico

  • Develop and implement at pace the Mexico sourcing plans for your commodities, in alignment with the Global Commodity Managers and Global Commodity strategies

  • Represent Procurement in cross functional team meetings

  • Work jointly with the Global Commodity Teams in South East Asia and the UK to implement the sourcing plans

  • Own and manage the supplier relationships with our Mexico-based suppliers

  • Cost benchmarking, RFx, negotiations of prices, NDA’s, Contracts and terms & conditions

  • Ensuring that contracts with all Mexico-based suppliers are in place and comply with Dyson Legal requirements

  • Plan and implement local sourcing projects and report progress regularly

  • Drive local dual sourcing

  • Verify, negotiate, and monitor the capex investments in our suppliers’ production lines for Dyson

  • Conduct New Supplier Visits / preliminary audits, and financial due diligence

  • Support the creation of value engineering and cost reduction proposals and monitor their implementation

  • Work with Global Commodity Managers to implement new prices through our internal pricing tool and ensure that our contract manufacturers purchase at the new prices in a timely manner

  • Identify risk, minimize exposure and work closely with internal stakeholders to define and implement risk mitigating actions

  • Support the Tooling and P&E Function as and when required from a Procurement perspective

About you

  • Preferably a Degree in Engineering or in any discipline

  • At least 5 years of experience working in commodity management

  • Experience in running and managing Mexico sourcing activities

  • Project management experience and the ability to deliver to tight timelines

  • Experience in a wide range of commodities

  • Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels in the organization

  • Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting

  • Integrate effectively with a fast-moving global Procurement team. The successful candidate must have a proven track-record of success as a Procurement professional in a corporate Procurement environment, handling a diverse range of high risk, high value spend categories, with technical complexity

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.