Supplier Commodity Manager- Interconnects
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated
Supplier Commodity Manager for the "Interconnects" commodity.
What You Will Do
- You will be part of a highly impactful and dynamic organization
collaborating with cross-functional teams and suppliers. You will
be accountable for the Commodity Strategy and execution of strategy
as well as managing supplier relationships to enable Cisco business
by delivering the best industry cost, enable capacity, technology
alignment, quality, and NPI execution.
- You will work closely with Global planning and fulfillment
teams to track inventory and ensure continuity of supply including
Leadtime management, Strategic Inventory Planning, Advanced
purchase proposals, etc.
- Leading quarterly negotiations of component cost, MOQs,
capacity, supply flexibility, and lead-times
- Performance Management: Executive Escalations / Resolutions,
Scorecards / Business Reviews on Cost, Quality, Delivery,
Technology, and Partnership
- Identifying and tracking appropriate industry sensing for the
given technologies and anticipating market trends and
- Negotiating, and implementing the MPAs, MOU, VMI agreements,
SoW, etc with the suppliers.
- 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 enables 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
focus 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, Product
Operations, 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
shared goal. You'll use your ability to influence the internal and
external areas of Cisco, to make sure we implement our strategy.
Your excellent negotiation skills are used daily so that Cisco is
competitive in the marketplace and our customers love our
Minimum requirements for this role:
- BA/BS in Business, Engineering and etc.
- 6+ years of cross-functional Supply Chain experience
- Strong experience with collaboration, communications,
negotiations, facilitation, and change management
- Ability to develop and execute upon the agreed commodity
- Expertise in building strong relationships internally and
externally, and conflict resolution
- Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to
sophisticated business situations
- The ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, trying
new things, and being collaborative is highly valued
- Excellent skills in supplier management, and contracts review
- Experience in Global Supplier Management is preferred
- Travel as needed to visit suppliers to enable Cisco
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Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects
the projected hiring range for new hire salaries in U.S. locations.
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