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Cloud Commodity Manager - SaaS

Cisco Systems Inc.
Austin, TX 78701
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What You'll Do

Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated Cloud Commodity Manager Software as a Service.

  • You will join a highly impactful and dynamic organization collaborating with cross-functional teams and suppliers
  • Be knowledgeable of software suppliers and their services
  • Lead contract and commercial negotiations, strategies and drafting of documentation in consultation with Legal, InfoSec and other teams (RFx)
  • Develop strategies to actively negotiate terms and conditions with SaaS suppliers, deliver against business objectives of cross-functional teams and achieve balanced relationship
  • Build and execute sourcing strategies and projects that will support the teams development of an end-to-end plan globally
  • Analyze and determine cost reduction opportunities by utilizing volumes, optimizing the supplier base and reducing total cost of ownership
  • Analyze and understand data to build accurate metrics, forecasting and other analytics
  • Make efficient trade-offs between schedule, resources, and scope, and apply sophisticated technical and business knowledge to address major risks, challenges, and obstacles
  • Conduct business reviews and surveys, and improve the overall partnership between Cisco and supplier
  • Work with GSM and business partners for the creation and continuous improvement of Software and Cloud portfolio
  • Adapt to a fast paced, constantly evolving environment
  • You should be able to extract insights from data and communicate clearly appropriate triggers and actions

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's 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, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Legal.

Who You Are

You possess a combination of business experience, and strong interpersonal communication and relationship leadership skills, arent intimidated by titles and can work with people toward a shared goal.

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 aggressive in the marketplace and our customers love our products.

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering and etc; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years sourcing SaaS suppliers
  • Demonstrated performance in prior role(s), with growing levels of responsibility.
  • Strong understanding of Software and Cloud services
  • Excellent skills in Negotiations, contract reviews, and supplier management
  • Ability to develop and execute short, mid, and long term strategies
  • Expertise in building positive relationships internally and externally, and conflict resolution
  • Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to sophisticated business situations
  • Strong experience with collaboration, communications, negotiations, facilitation and change management
  • Ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, trying new things and being inclusive is highly valued

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Who We Are

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-10
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