Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work
  • San Jose


What You'll Do
Cisco is adding a Supplier Commodity Manager to our team in San Jose, CA!
Global Supplier Management has responsibility for driving Supplier business strategies, capabilities, and overall necessary development as a Cisco supplier. As a Memory Supplier Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for managing all commercial aspects – business strategies, goals, costs, performance, and contracts – of the partnership between Cisco and the Supplier.
You understand Cisco’s business needs and requirements; you own and drive the requirements, expectations, and give mentorship / direction to Supplier. You'll collaborate to understand and articulate trade-offs, influence business decisions, and drive satisfactory resolutions. Possesses a sense of vision, ability to motivate and influence others, tackle problems, meet deadlines, and exhibit executive presence. This role requires knowledge of Cisco products and processes. You have the ability to transform complex cross Cisco technology roadmaps into a single sourcing and supplier management strategy.
Supplier Management and Overall Development - Strategies & Goals Development, Exec Reviews, Business Reviews, Technology Forums, Industry sensing,
Cost Management -Productivity Goals, Fiscal Plans / Targets, Negotiations, Reporting & Analysis, Reviews
Performance Management -- Exec Escalations / Resolutions, Scorecards, SIPs, CAPs / UMPIRES, Audits..
Contracts -Requirements, Negotiations, Compliance
Risk Management - BCPs, Sustaining Financial Health, Quality, Strategy, Geopolitical Risk Assessment, Financial Analyses & Summaries
Supply Continuity Management - Strategic Inventory planning
Compliance -ISO, Tax, Buydown, E&O, Security, Human & Labor Rights, Ethics & IP etc.

Who You'll Work With
Your engagements internally will be up to and including the executive level in Cisco’s Supply Chain, Engineering Team and Finance Organization. External Executive connect points are expected at the executive level, and key account teams with our Supply Base.
Who You Are
You have excellent presentation andinterpersonal skills including written, verbal, and listening skills.
In-depth knowledge of sourcing practices and negotiations; exhibit sound judgement and strong integrity.
Deep understanding of industry trends.
Strong with your knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures, and the networking industry.
You understand supply chain management requirements at each phase of development and manufacturing process cycle.
You are adept at influencing partner executives.
Capable of influencing internal decision makers to make decisions aligned with strategies and objectives benefiting the entire organization.
Strong team building skills to build bridges between different functional areas.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum of 10 years of experience in supply chain.
Commodity Management experience required.
Extensive business strategy knowledge and implementation knowledge.
Bachelors degree; MBA desirable.

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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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.
Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About the company

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We’re proud of this recognition because it means, at Cisco, you will enjoy working flexibly, using our own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation; taking advantage of numerous health and wellness resources; pursuing exciting career opportunities, and participating in programs to help your local communities or fulfill philanthropic interests. And, you’ll be doing all of this while being part of a global team that is making a positive difference in the world.

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