Commodity Managers work with Engineering teams to make sure Google has the supplies and equipment to put into production the innovative products coming from our Engineering teams. In this role, you use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize our total cost of ownership for our global - and growing - infrastructure. The scale at which Google operates means that savings on just one piece of hardware can have a huge impact on Google's bottom line.
As Global Sourcing and Supply Manager, you will serve as the primary contact for internal teams and external partners/suppliers for sourcing and procurement. You'll build consensus with internal and external stakeholders and will be the main contact for consultations and supplier management. Additionally, you'll lead and support the development, implementation and management of global strategies to provide Google’s Consumer Hardware Organization with optimal pricing, flexibility, quality and supply assurance. Working closely with Product Management, Hardware and Software Engineering, Industrial Design, Quality Engineering and Operations Teams, you will act as the commercial manager with a focus on agreements and on maintaining long-term strategic supplier relationships.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.
Develop and execute commodity, component and module strategies for Consumer Hardware. Identify and implement new opportunities for Cost Savings and Avoidance including optimizing the supply base for Google’s Consumer Hardware needs.
Address all areas of global Sourcing and Supply Chain management including commodity business plans, supplier performance management, global market analysis and discussions.
Develop an understanding of cost competing technologies, process and products to guide and influence product development and decisions; create and/or optimize models for evaluating modules, components, and new processes.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify cost opportunities and risks related to product design and business plans.
Develop global sourcing strategies with defined plans for risk assessment and mitigation, and supply planning agreements.
BA/BS in a technical or business related field, or equivalent practical experience.
8 years of experience in Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain Management.
Experience building cost models for integrated circuit, analyzing cost trends, and assessing opportunities and risk for new or early-stage product development.
MBA, Master's or other advanced degree.
Experience working and partnering with supplier management at a global scale.
Experience collaborating and working cross-functionally with Finance, Legal, Engineering, and Operations/Manufacturing teams. Experience in developing stakeholder relationships.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
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