1+ months

Category and Supplier Manager (CSM)

Cisco Systems Inc.
Bengaluru, KA 560002

Who you'll work with:

Global Procurement Services is responsible for the procurement of all Cisco indirect goods and services globally. We serve as the Supply Chain Manager and Procurement arm for all non-production, indirect suppliers and services. We operate a best-in-class technology industry procurement capability delivering year-over-year competitive advantages.

This exciting senior level position is in the Technology Labor Category and Supplier management team that supports indirect procurement for Consulting, Staffing, Managed Project and Services. The team is accountable for Supplier Management, Commercial and Legal negotiation to deliver competitive advantages to Cisco business functions like IT, Engineering, Shared Services, Finance, Sales and HR.

Key focus areas will include but not limited to:

Provides leadership in building, maintaining, and managing the communication and key suppliers. Facilitates at a strategic level the ongoing working relationships between Cisco business units, Cisco Sales Teams / Alliance / Channel Organizations, and suppliers. Establishes and maintains complex-working relationships that demonstrate Cisco's position in obtaining optimum pricing and terms for Cisco that improve ROI and highlight TCO. Works closely with teams to develop and employ strategic sourcing strategies designed to ensure an alignment needs and emerging supplier capabilities. Supervises the negotiation of pricing, contractual terms and conditions, deliverables and SLAs (Service Level Agreements). Oversees the creation and planning for RFx offerings. Establishes benchmarks, best practices, policies, and procedures used to manage the ongoing interaction between Cisco, its Labor suppliers, and key Cisco partners. Interacts with corporate officers both Cisco and third party.

What you'll do:

  • Manage complex partnership relationships within a robust governance structure
  • Develops and executes governance models to manage relationships of strategic suppliers that drive innovation, value and competitive advantage
  • Develop category strategy and annual plan
  • Develop sourcing strategy in support of new engagements and renewals
  • Conduct market research and benchmarking for category
  • Responsible for delivering year-over-year cost reduction for specified categories
  • Ensure high spend compliance through preferred suppliers for multiple categories
  • Handling projects annually including the completion of sourcing events, consumption reduction activities, and supplier rationalization events
  • Managing key strategic projects spanning global reach

Who you are:

  • Supplier management
  • Supplier development
  • Category management
  • Strategy sourcing / RFP Process
  • Negotiations Skills
  • Financial analysis
  • Industry analysis
  • Relationship Management

Required education/experiences:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 12+ years prior work in sourcing, category management or supplier development / management
  • High energy Strategic Thinker with strong analytical and eye for business than direct control
  • Demonstrated leadership through influence and teamwork rather
  • Understanding of the Hardware / Software and Networking industry
  • Documented results of year-over-year cost savings
  • Strong communications Skills across Cultural Boundaries (listening, verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills)
  • Strong MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint Skills
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Global experience a plus

Why Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are rapidly growing our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine crafting unprecedented disruption. Your groundbreaking ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

At Cisco, each person brings their rare 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 taking ambitious risks to craft the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with rare personalities who aren't afraid to change.
  • 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 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.
  • Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified individuals 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, applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • We are leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

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!



Posted: 2019-07-19 Expires: 2019-10-18

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