Cisco Sourcing Commodity Manager, Interconnect in Austin, Texas
What You'll Do
Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated Sourcing Commodity Manager for Interconnect. You will join a highly impactful and dynamic organization collaborating with cross-functional teams and suppliers on early technology sensing and sourcing engagement.
We work closely with hardware design engineers across Cisco including early sensing and engagement to understand their product roadmap. You will lead and orchestrate the roadmap reviews between engineering and suppliers, find solutions, build proposals, and execute to meet business requirements, striking a balance between supply continuity, cost, and delivery.
- Investigate and source next generation technology
- Align and influence engineering on roadmap and strategy
- Provide technical expertise, special knowledge and market directions to engineering
- Drive value engineering through ideation and execution
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 perfection. 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. The team focus is to drive innovation as well as best in class 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 will have experience with Interconnect technologies, and knowledge of the industry. You have business experience, technical knowledge, people skills, aren’t intimidated by titles and can work with people toward a shared goal. You’re an innovator and you love technology.
You'll use your ability to influence, both inside and outside Cisco, to make sure we execute our strategy. Your top 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 or equivalent
- Technical or MS degree preferred
- 10+ years of cross-functional supply chain experience
- Strong experience with collaboration, communications, negotiations, facilitation, and contracts review.
- Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to complex business situations
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures
- Ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, taking risk and being inclusive is highly valued
- International travel required
WE ARE CISCO
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Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
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