Sourcing Commodity Manager - Audio Visual Technologies

  • Location:
    Lysaker, Norway
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) seeks a Sourcing Commodity Manager to work within the Specialty Technology group who is responsible for architecting and leading Cisco's Audio Visual Collaboration technology supply base for the Collaboration business globally. Join us in the development of industry-leading Collaboration commodity strategies, and technology road mapping and in representing Global Supply Management with the best marketing, engineering, and operations teams in the world.

Responsibilities include

  • Primary contact and focal point to the Business Units to address all sourcing and supplier NPI management issues for the technologies assigned.
  • Collaborate with Business Unit partners to understand the long-term requirements, mapping requirements into supply base offerings.
  • You will lead and orchestrate the roadmap reviews between engineering and suppliers, find solutions, build proposals, and implement them to meet business requirements, striking a balance between supply continuity, cost, and delivery.
  • Acts as an advocate for the Business Units to shape and evolve commodity strategy.
  • Responsible for negotiating and implementing sourcing decisions, risk assessment/mitigation and alternate technical solution development.
  • Oversees large, complex programs consisting of multiple locations and Business Units.

Who You’ll Work With

Suppliers, Marketing, Engineering, and Operations.

Who You Are

  • A Self-starter, that can independently resolve large-scale project issues and manage appropriate partner concerns as necessary.
  • Good engineering background or qualifications: works comfortably with engineers (essential)
  • Prior experience in the areas of Camera and/ or Audio Technologies (helpful)
  • Prior Commodity Management, Procurement Engineering experience (advantageous)
  • You have business experience, technical knowledge, and people skills, aren’t intimidated by titles, and can work with people toward a shared goal.
  • You’re 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.
  • Brings a blend of commercial acumen with engineering problem-solving
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills: can work effectively with a range of colleagues from suppliers to R&D engineers

Industry or Sector

Electronics (essential) from consumer through to business (advantageous)

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us inquisitive cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, and 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.

We Are Cisco.

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