1+ months

Sourcing Commodity Manager, Memory & Storage

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

What You'll Do


Did you know? Cisco Supply Chain was just ranked #1 for Tech Companies and #3 overall on Gartner, Inc s annual Supply Chain Top 25 which identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their standard methodologies. Theres never been a better time to join us!

Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated Sourcing Commodity Manager for Memory & Storage. You will be part of a highly impactful and dynamic organization collaborating with cross-functional teams and suppliers on early technology sensing and sourcing engagement.


You will:


  • Investigate and source next generation Memory technology
  • Align and influence engineering on roadmap and strategy
  • Provide technical expertise, special knowledge and market trends to engineering
  • Drive value engineering through ideation and execution


Who You'll Work With


You will work closely with Hardware Design Engineers across Cisco. Early sensing and engagement with Hardware Engineering to understand their product roadmap. This individual will lead and orchestrate the roadmap reviews between Engineering and Suppliers, find solutions, build proposals, and implement to meet Business requirements, striking balance between supply continuity, cost, and delivery.


Who You Are


You will have experience with DRAM, FLASH, SSD, HDD technologies, and knowledge of the industry. You have business experience, technical knowledge, communication skills, arent intimidated by titles and can work with people toward a shared goal. Youre an innovator and you love technology.

You'll use your ability to influence, both inside and outside Cisco, to make sure we implement our strategy. Your top negotiation skills are used daily so that Cisco is competitive in the marketplace and our customers love our products.


Minimum Requirements


  • DRAM, FLASH, SSD, HDD technologies, and industry knowledge
  • BA/BS or equivalent Technical or MS degree preferred
  • 7+ years of multi-functional supply chain experience
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills including written, verbal, and listening skills
  • Strong experience with collaboration, communications, negotiations, facilitation, and contracts review.
  • Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to complex business situations
  • In-depth knowledge of industry tendencies, industry sensing
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures, and the Server/Networking industry
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management requirements at each phase of development and manufacturing process cycle
  • Ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, trying new things and being inclusive is highly valued
  • International travel required


#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! 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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Posted: 2022-05-16 Expires: 2022-07-24

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