Supplier Commodity Manager - Optics
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 18, 2023
What You'll Do
Did you know? Cisco Supply Chain was just ranked #1 for Tech
Companies and #3 overall on Gartner, Inc s annual Supply Chain Top
25 which identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their
standard methodologies. There's never been a better time to join
Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated
Supplier Commodity Manager for "Optics". You will be part of a
highly impactful and dynamic organization collaborating with
cross-functional teams and suppliers.
- Accountable for the Commodity Strategy and the Supply-base
- Accountable for all aspects of supplier relationship management
including all technical, commercial, delivery and quality while
working across partner supply chain organizations like Technology &
Quality and Product Operations
- Working closely with Global planning and fulfillment teams to
track inventory and ensure continuity of supply. This includes
Leadtime management, Strategic Inventory Planning, Sophisticated
- Managing quarterly negotiations of component cost and
- Performance Management : Executive Escalations / Resolutions,
Scorecards / Business Reviews on Cost, Quality, Delivery,
Technology, and Partnership
- Identifying and tracking appropriate Market Indicators for the
assigned Industry, anticipating market trends and transitions
- Negotiating, and implementing all aspects/terms of legal
settlement/agreements such as MPAs, MOU, VMI agreements and
- Influence the suppliers in investments that meet Cisco's future
Who You'll Work With
The Global Supplier Management (GSM) Organization is an industry
leader in sourcing and supplier management that enable sustained
innovation and supply chain excellence. You will join a very
motivated team that achieves record setting results and a fun group
that helps each other be successful at work and play. Our team
focuses is to drive innovation as well as outstanding cost, quality
and delivery; in order to accomplish this, you will work very
closely with constituents across Supply Base, Engineering, Finance,
Manufacturing, Marketing and Legal.
Who You Are
You possess a combination of business experience, and strong
interpersonal communication and relationship management skills,
aren't intimidated by titles and can work with people toward a
You'll use your ability to influence, both inside and outside
Cisco, to make sure we implement our strategy. Your top negotiation
skills are used daily so that Cisco is bold in the marketplace and
our customers love our products.
- BA/BS in Business, Engineering or equivalent experience; MBA
- 8+ years of cross functional Supply Chain experience
- Ability to develop and execute short, mid, and long term
- Expertise in building positive relationships internally and
externally, and conflict resolution
- Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to
complex business situations
- Strong experience with collaboration, communications,
negotiations, facilitation and change management
- Ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, taking risk
and being inclusive is highly valued
- Excellent skills in supplier management, and contracts review
- Experience in Global Supplier Management is preferred
- Travel as needed to visit suppliers
#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our
talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and
power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do
it? Well, for starters - with people like you!
Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco.
We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data
traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet
it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out.
We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with
patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to
teach in even the most challenging of times. We're helping
businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees
and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the
digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of
the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.
We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's
backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We
celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in
life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get
10 days off each year to do just that).
We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because
without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving
forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together
around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together
we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities,
whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to
make this world a better place either with technology, or through
So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink.
Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are.
Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects
the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S.
and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For
non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only;
employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring
ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation
target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring
location and additional factors, including but not limited to
skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or
training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range
based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can
share more details about compensation for the role in your location
during the hiring process.
U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision
insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short
and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and
numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid
holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday,
plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days
of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away
to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into
their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back
to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock
through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on
top of their base salary, which is split between quota and
non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at
the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue
attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds
100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five
times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For
non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales
objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans
do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive
compensation to be paid.
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