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Supplier Commodity Manager- Interconnects

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

  • 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 transitions
    • Negotiating, and implementing the MPAs, MOU, VMI agreements, SoW, etc with the suppliers.
    • Influence the suppliers in investments that meet Cisco's future requirements

      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 products.

      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 strategies
      • 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 and management
      • Experience in Global Supplier Management is preferred
      • Travel as needed to visit suppliers to enable Cisco business
        Why Cisco?

        #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 travelling 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 size 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 recognise 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 our actions.

        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! #WeAreCisco

      • 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. For non-sales roles, the hiring ranges reflect base salary and do not include bonuses, equity, or benefits. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive target, and do not include equity or benefits. 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. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

Keywords: Cisco, San Jose , Supplier Commodity Manager- Interconnects, Executive , San Jose, California

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