Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

Your Impact 

You will be accountable for assigned commodity(s) which have the highest impact on Axon’s supply base and spend categories. Assigned commodities include, but are not limited to, are as follows: Packaging material & automation equipment, Maintenance Repair & Operations (MRO) supplies, Janitorial, Facilities, and Office SuppliesThis requires a broad market understanding and internal and external stakeholder engagement at the highest levels. You will ensure assigned suppliers meet and maintain requirements for quality, on time delivery, and continuous improvement while optimizing cost, inventory and terms under the supervision of a Category Manager. Enhanced understanding of emerging markets and technologies is required.


What You’ll Do 

Location: Onsite at our Scottsdale, Arizona office 3-5 days a week, and travel as needed
Reports to: Category Manager
Direct Reports: none

  • As an Indirect Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers ensuring supply continuity, adherence to quality standards, and cost takeout initiatives for the assigned commodities stated above.
  • Through a combination of formal business reviews and ongoing supplier communication, manages the performance of assigned supply base to meet Axon’s requirements for quality, on time delivery, cost, technological/manufacturing innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Lead subject matter expert for defined spend categories/commodities – understanding market and supplier risk profiles and recommending/implementing strategies to reduce risk and ensure continuity of supply while improving competitiveness
  • Through coordination with demand planning team, provides timely and ongoing communication with assigned supply base to provide ongoing forecast information relating to Axon’s short and long term supply requirements
  • Leads formal spend management councils to market test existing and new suppliers/categories with the objective of optimizing supply base and driving competitive cost, capital (inventory and payment terms)
  • Accountable for managing supplier inventory levels utilizing, as required, combination of advanced replenishment strategies and persistent negotiation of supplier lead times and minimum order quantities
  • Negotiates formal supply contracts and/or agreements as required
  • Drive continuous improvement and supplier performance
  • Creates and maintains strategies for assigned commodities
  • Active participant in NPI process to translate market requirements into supply requirements
  • Other sourcing and procurement related duties as business requirements dictate
  • Aligns with team members from Demand Planning, Sales operations, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing to understand supplier performance expectations in meeting the supply plan
  • Aligns with product management and demand planning teams on product revisions/introductions and forecasts
  • Function as a primary focal point for all supplier issues.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, commodity/category management
  • Proficiency in relevant commodity categories
  • Ability to influence and communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as proven ability to work within team structure as an active participant and drive results through direct and indirect influence/collaboration
  • Ability to successful function in “fast-pace” ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated capability of advancing further within the organization through track record of increasing responsibility and quantifiable results
  • APICS, ISM, PMP, Six Sigma certifications desired

Benefits that Benefit You

  • Competitive salary and 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Paid parental leave for all
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Fitness Programs
  • Emotional & Mental Wellness support
  • Learning & Development programs
  • And yes, we have snacks in our offices

Benefits listed herein may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the location where you work

The Pay

Axon is a total compensation company, meaning compensation is made up of base pay, bonus, and stock awards. The starting base pay for this role is between USD 49,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 88,000 in the highest geographic market. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: level, function, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, geographic market, and often a combination of all these factors. Our benefits offer an array of options to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. To see more details on our benefits offerings please visit www.axon.com/careers/benefits (http://www.axon.com/careers/benefits).

 

Don’t meet every single requirement? That's ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

Important Notes

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.

Axon’s mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well-being and safety of its employees as well as Axon’s impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We’re committed to hiring the best talent — regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances — and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email recruitingops@axon.com. Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.

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