Sr. Commodity Manager-Laser and/or Electronic


Orlando, FL, US / Palo Alto, CA, US / Detroit, MI, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/17/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Orlando, FL

About Luminar

Pioneering the future of autonomous transportation.

Job Description

Team Overview

Luminar is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to make autonomy safe and ubiquitous. We built a new type of lidar from the chip-level up with breakthroughs across all core components. As a result, we have created the only lidar sensor that meets the stringent performance, safety and cost requirements for Level 3–Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Integrating this advanced hardware with Luminar’s custom developed software stack enables a turn-key autonomous solution. We have rapidly gained 50 industry partners, including 7 of the top 10 global automotive OEMs. Founded in 2012, Luminar is a 350+ person team with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich.We are a diverse team of passionate and driven individuals, making us a powerhouse of innovation, design, engineering, and manufacturing. We are hiring the best and the brightest to accelerate the industry, and bring forward the next transportation revolution.



  • The Sr. Commodity Manager of Laser and/or Electronic components will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies for Luminar
  • Be an expert in commodity cost and supply
  • Develop commodity supplier sourcing strategy ensuring the supplier is capable of meeting Luminar current and future technical and business requirements
  • Deliver the Lowest Total Cost by optimizing commodity spending & provide targeted annual savings through cost reductions and operational improvements, measuring and reporting through monthly KPIs
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to develop effective Commodity Strategies, Relationship & Change Management Strategies, as well as Communication Strategies
  • Continuous improvement to monitor technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into the Luminar supply chain
  • Select appropriate sources that improve value to the organization, and help attain targeted results for product quality, service to sales and profit
  • Acquire & maintain technical understanding of related parts
  • Perform negotiations with global suppliers, contract execution, business reviews, supplier scorecards, supply risk & other supplier management functions
  • Assess market conditions, identify industry best practices and emerging trends; identify new value creation opportunities through effective strategic planning
  • Develop, grow, and manage relationships with counterparts at key suppliers
  • Implement procurement policies with suppliers to ensure flexibility and minimize working capital requirements
  • Assess ongoing performance of supply base and drive effective performance improvement
  • Handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Automotive Procurement, with a focus on Laser and/or Electronic components (PCB/ PCBAs)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing & executing commodity strategies, and evidence of being able to effectively communicate those plans to all levels of the organization
  • Minimum of 5 years sourcing experience, especially in LCC
  • Strong understanding of Supplier & Project Management
  • Strong experience in Relationship & Change Management
  • Demonstrated cross-functional team leadership
  • Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules
  • Must be able to problem solve and handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Strong background and ability in administration of contracts
  • Strong analytical, research and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level
  • Experience with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience



Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.

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