Full Job Description
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
10 years of commodity management or supply chain management experience with cable and connector commodities
Ability to travel as required.
MBA or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related science field
15 years of commodity management or supply chain management experience in a high-tech industry
Cross-functional leadership or management experience
Experience in managing commodities in addition to cable/connector
Ability to drive change with a long term perspective across multiple functions and transform the business
Ability to cope with a fast-paced and changing environment. Understanding of worldwide cable/connector supply base and technologies for server and storage infrastructure
About the job
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. As a Commodity Manager, 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 Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of supplier development and ongoing performance management to Google's technology and business needs. You'll develop and execute Google's long-term sourcing strategy for our silicon, packaging, and semiconductor in support of our infrastructure deployment that powers all of Google's services. You will be expected to lead and participate on large projects, as well as understand and resolve complex issues that put company objectives at risk. Finally, you will be a key part of an end-to-end supply chain team that drives continuous improvement and ensures operational excellence in support of Google's rapid growth.
Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
Develop commodity strategies and execute on them. Be a team player, self-motivated, and result and detail oriented
Lead cross-functional teams through robust supplier selection for new platforms
Conduct high-level negotiations and secure comprehensive agreements with supplier executives
Maintain a high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions
Manage supplier performance in cost, quality, delivery, and technology alignment
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