What You'll do
The successful applicant will manage assigned commodities, manage supplier and internal stakeholder relationship as part of Cisco procurement services.
Responsibilities include development and execution of category / commodity strategy, demand and supply analysis, category & Service optimization, internal stakeholder relationship management, sourcing and negotiation, supplier management.
You will remain aware of industry trends and innovations and incorporate for Cisco's benefit. You will negotiate commercial terms to obtain the best overall value proposition for Cisco.
Who You'll Work With
You will partner closely with procurement internal team to continuously monitor and adapt plans based on market intelligence and data.
The successful applicant will be part of a Global Procurement Team responsible for Technology procurement, inclusive of Software, Cloud, Hardware, Data Center, Telecommunications sourcing primarily for our IT and R&D business partner as well as multiple business functions within Cisco.
This team translates Cisco's Technology needs into business value solutions for our internal business clients.
Who You Are
You will have Procurement Management Experience as well as a demonstrated ability to utilize Six Sigma, or other recognized Continuous Improvement principles in core role and formulate a category / commodity Strategy including KPIs and savings targets and successfully lead to execution.
Highly collaborative and have demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders at all levels without direct authority. An E2E understanding of procurement services along with strong business acumen, ability to anticipate impacts of decisions and actions downstream and adjust accordingly.
An understanding of global Technology market trends, and an ability to demonstrate core foundational skills in the following areas : Cost accounting, Continuous Delivery, Digital Process Improvement, Analytics and Data Science, Effective Communications based on Data.
Familiarity with Cognitive and AI platforms.
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