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Category & Supplier Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

What You'll Do

You will develop and execute governance models to manage relationships of strategic suppliers that drive innovation, value and competitive advantage. You'll develop and support category strategy and annual plan, and sourcing strategy in support of new engagements and renewals. You will conduct market research and benchmarking for category. You'll be responsible for delivering year-over-year cost reduction and ensure high spend compliance through preferred suppliers for specified categories. You'll handle numerous projects annually including the completion of sourcing events, consumption reduction activities, and supplier rationalization events. You will manage key strategic projects spanning global reach and sophisticated partnership relationships within a robust governance structure.

Who You'll Work With

You will interact and work with several operations and business leaders within Cisco Engineering Business Units. You will work very closely with working relationship with global and other suppliers.

Who You Are

 You excel at conducting statistical analysis on data and accurately interpret the results. You are an excellent communicator across cultural boundaries (listening, verbal, written and interpersonal communication), and you are able to distill complexity and present and explain the data and insights in simple and easy-to-understand business terms. You're an energetic Strategic Problem Solver with strong analytical and business sense. You lead through influence collaboration, and work well under pressure.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years prior work in sourcing, category management or supplier development / management
  • Understanding of Contingent Services Industry
  • Experience with strategy sourcing/RFP Process
  • Experience with financial analysis
  • Experience with contract negotiations
  • Strong MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint skills
  • Global experience a plus

Who We Are

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!



Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-07

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