Cisco Procurement Manager in Bangalore, India

Procurement Manager

  • Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Area of Interest Business Strategy and Operations

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1239517


What You'll Do

We are seeking a Senior Group Manager for Global Category and Supplier Management team within our Global Procurement Services Organization.

We are global business partners committed to providing our clients and suppliers value-based procurement outcomes. We do this through analytics-based decision support, digital innovation, supplier diversity, and risk management. We serve as the Supply Chain Manager and Procurement arm for all non-production, indirect suppliers/goods and services globally.

In this exciting role:

  • You will lead a team of Category & Supplier Managers across the globe managing the Contingent Services category

  • You will provide leadership in building, maintaining, and leading the interaction between Cisco and Key Suppliers.

  • You will facilitate at a strategic level the working relationships with Cisco business units, Cisco Sales Teams / Alliance / Channel Organizations, and Suppliers.

  • You will establish and maintain complex-working relationships that leverage Cisco's position in obtaining optimum pricing & terms and that improve return on investment and highlight TCO.

  • You will work closely with teams to develop and employ strategic sourcing strategies to ensure an alignment between Cisco business needs and emerging supplier capabilities.

  • You will handle complex partnership relationships within a robust governance structure. Develop and execute governance models to maintain relationships with strategic suppliers that drive innovation, value and competitive advantage.

  • You will develop category strategy and annual plan in support of new engagements and renewals. In addition to conducting market research and benchmarking.

  • You will supervise the negotiation of pricing, contractual terms and conditions, deliverables and SLAs (Service Level Agreements).

  • You will provide oversight to the team to create and plan Strategic RFx offerings

  • You will oversee multiple projects annually including the completion of sourcing events, consumption reduction activities, and supplier rationalization events.

  • You will deliver year-over-year cost reduction and ensure high spend compliance through preferred suppliers.

Who You'll Work With

You will work with all Engineering Business Functions and responsible for Business Stakeholder Management, Supplier Management, Commercial and Legal negotiation to deliver competitive advantages to Cisco Engineering by leading key strategic projects spanning a global reach.

Who You Are

You are a high energy strategic thinker with a digital mindset combined with strong analytical and business insight. You have demonstrated leadership through influence and collaboration and are a strong communicator across Cultural Boundaries. You enjoy working in a dynamic environment and have documented results of year-on-year value creation to business clients including cost savings. You have strong articulation skills with in-depth experience in C-Level presentations.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.