1+ months

Sr. Procurement Manager - Category & Sourcing Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
Atlanta, GA 30316

What You'll Do

We are seeking a confident and leader with global real estate, capital projects, and facilities management procurement leadership experience. Selected candidate will be responsible for leading, developing, and providing daily oversight to a team of Procurement Category & Supplier Specialists in the support of Ciscos corporate real estate and facilities portfolio strategy.

Team Responsibilities

  • Craft, own, and maintain working partnerships with internal business functions and external suppliers and service providers.
  • Work cross-functionally to lead, develop, and employ global and regional sourcing strategies crafted to ensure an alignment between Cisco business requirements and emerging supplier capabilities.
  • Develop the suppliers abilities to build new and optimized value at lowest total cost for Cisco.
  • Ensure effective and execution of sourcing events including collection of business requirements; supplier identification and qualification; negotiation of pricing, contractual terms and conditions, and SLAs (Service Level Agreements); and business award and transition.
  • Deliver practical application of ongoing knowledge of industry standards, market trends, innovations, benchmarks, and Cisco standard methodologies, policies, risk profiles, and procedures.
  • Develop and execute Category Strategies including market/supplier/spend analysis, buy/pay channel strategy, spend and service optimization, supplier landscape assessment, and business model requirements.
  • Work with the Operations teams and Business Units to continuously define and adapt plans based on market intelligence and business need.
  • Provide operational and administrative support of the Source-to-Pay process.

Role Responsibilities

  • Cultivate strategic relationships with external suppliers and internal partners
  • Lead and manage a team of mid/senior-level procurement professionals
  • Translate corporate and organizational vision and strategy into daily activities of team members
  • Develop and execute governance models that drive innovation, value, and advantage while mitigating risk
  • Develop and drive adherence to corporate and organizational policies, procedures, and metrics
  • Efficiently plan and prioritize the workload requirements of the team
  • Deliver year-over-year cost savings and achievement of interpersonal KPIs

Who You'll Work With

The successful applicant will be part of a Global Procurement Services team that serves the Cisco business functions as the supply chain manager and procurement arm for all non-production, indirect and services spend. As leader of real estate, capital projects, and facilities management sourcing, you will primarily support the Workplace Resources business function in their efforts to deliver the most efficient employee workplace experience.

Who You Are

You are a self-starter who looks for both the root cause and the solution to the problem. You have a proven record of influencing partners at all levels both with and without direct authority. You are able to anticipate impacts of decisions and actions downstream and adjust accordingly. You work well in ambiguous and undefined environments and thrive with crafting and implementing structure. You enjoy leading, managing and others while helping them in their personal and professional development.

Skills youll use every day include:

  • Proficiency with prevalent corporate real estate, capital projects, and facilities terms, concepts, practices, and trends across geographies
  • Proficiency in procurement methodologies and practices
  • Partner Management
  • Supplier development and management
  • Category management
  • Strategic sourcing / RFx process management (demonstrating Ariba platform)
  • Data Analytics: able to conduct statistical data analysis and accurately interpret the results through the lens of business impact to drive practical insights and recommendations
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Project management
  • Financial analysis & risk assessment
  • Global & regional industry analysis
  • Contract management
  • Relationship management
  • Communication: Excellent verbal, written and communication and partnership skills; demonstrate ability to distill complexity and present and explain the data and insights in simple and easy-to-understand business terms.

Required education/experiences:

  • Masters Degree or equivalent in supply chain, procurement, or business/finance subject areas
  • 10+ years of confirmed experience in: procurement management, sourcing, category management, supplier development / management, team development / management. (Preferably within the corporate real estate and facilities category).
  • Understanding of Real Estate, Capital Projects, and Facilities Management services industry and operations
  • Validated results of year-over-year cost savings
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Knowledge of SAP Ariba system is a plus

Why Cisco

#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! 

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.


Posted: 2023-01-09 Expires: 2023-04-09

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