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Sourcing Commodity Manager, Optical Components 1286669

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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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 standard methodologies. Theres never been a better time to join us!

Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated Sourcing Commodity Manager for Optical components (DFB, CW lasers, VCSELs, lenses, packaging ..). You will be part of a highly impactful and multifaceted 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.

You will:

  • Investigate and source next generation technology
  • Negotiate and execute Design License Agreement (DLA) and Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Align and influence engineering on roadmap and strategy
  • Provide technical expertise, special knowledge and market trends 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 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, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Legal.

Who You Are

You will have experience with Optical components technologies, and knowledge of the industry. You have business experience, technical knowledge, people skills, arent intimidated by titles and can work with people toward a shared goal. Youre 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 ambitious in the marketplace and our customers love our products.

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • BS/MS (graduate degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a similar field
  • 10+ years of cross-functional supply chain experience
  • Strong experience with partnership, 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
  • Some International travel required

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their outstanding 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.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-04-09

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