Cisco Sourcing Commodity Manager - Power 1232301 in San Jose, California

Sourcing Commodity Manager - Power 1232301

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Supply Chain

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1232301

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 best practices. There’s never been a better time to join us!

The Power team seeks someone who is awesome and worthy of joining the best commodity team on earth and beyond. We're going to need your help to formulate a strategy, because we value your opinion and need you to lean in here! If you want to see the world, this job is for you, our suppliers are located all over the globe and we want you to see them.

As a player in the Internet of Everything, you’re going to change the way we work, live, play and learn through your sourcing of power solutions. As a Sourcing Commodity Manager you will face new challenges every single day in a fun, exhilarating, and dynamic work environment. Don’t be intimidated though, you’re on a team and we’ve got your back.

You’re going to lead the engagement, negotiation, selection, and prototyping to make sure our new products get to our customers in time and under budget.

Who You'll Work With

Together we'll strive for greatness through managing sourcing, identifying cost savings, assessing risk, and driving continuous improvement. You'll work with great people from engineering, operations, quality, and marketing to select the best power solutions for great products. Oh, and you'll also work with your teammates, who are great.

You'll not only be joining a team that formulates great strategies and executes them, but a fun group that consists of a personal trainer, world traveler, inventor, and chef. We’re a close-knit group who support each other to be successful at work and play!

Who You Are

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, particularly technology that involves electrons.

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.

Our general requirements for this role:

  • Strong power industry knowledge

  • BA/BS or equivalent plus 5 years experience (technical degree preferred)

  • Strategy formulation and execution experience

  • Experienced with working and influencing at the executive level

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures

  • Project management experience desired

  • Trained and skilled negotiator

  • International travel required

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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