Life Fitness - Indirect/MRO Commodity Manager

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Primary Responsibilities:

Help develop, implements and manages strategic sourcing plan for certain commodities, as well as lead MRO/Indirect spend strategy across all Life Fitness manufacturing sites, including the following functions:

Support assigned New Product launch teams, including:

  • Ensure Sourcing milestones are met in accordance with project development time line.
  • Identify and select suppliers that meet quality, delivery and cost goals in accordance to strategic sourcing plan.
  • Where applicable, engage preferred suppliers early in design phase to best align supplier capabilities with project goals.
  • Manage/Negotiate supplier quotations and calculate landed costs; ensure projects meet targeted budget.
  • Ensure all Purchasing/Sourcing deliverables are met through each phase within PACE.
  • Develop, implement and manage direct material cost reduction plan for assigned commodities. Includes PPV analysis; ECN tracking; Actuals vs Forecast analysis; QFR preparation.
  • Assist in analyzing and managing process improvement plans targeted to improve cost/quality with key suppliers.


  • Analyze spend trends by category, utilizing budgetary data, Accounts Payable data and interface with budget owners.
  • Review and negotiate LTA s, contracts, and blanket orders with strategic service providers.
  • Develop annual indirect cost reduction forecast/plan amongst all LF sites, track savings to plan.
  • Negotiates pricing and maintaining quotations for all Life Fitness capital equipment purchases, maintenance support/service contracts.
  • Collaborate with Brunswick divisions to leverage Life Fitness spend on common purchases; ensure compliance with Brunswick commodity sourcing initiatives where applicable


Three (3) to five (5) years experience in Purchasing, Materials, Engineering or other related field.

Excellent negotiation skills; excellent communication skills; previous experience in implementing cost reduction programs.

Travel to supplier sites (international & domestic).


B. S. in Business/Engineering or other related field.

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