: Commodity, IT Procurement, software licensing, supply chain
: 12 Months
Guides the selection, development, and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals, with emphasis placed on ability to identify cost targets for relevant technology and product roadmaps.
Understands and monitors current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/ capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges.
Implements a rigorous and disciplined process for managing the supply base including leading periodic reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans, and collaborating with engineering to align technology roadmaps.
Leads negotiation and completion of contracts with global strategic and preferred suppliers to maximize benefits across Client.
Establishes a strong network and fosters collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and commodity team members.
Works with New Product Introduction process to coordinate sourcing strategies and ensure a smooth and timely manufacturing ramp on new programs
Develops and implements spend management strategies including supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make vs. buy analyses, vendor managed inventories, inventory reduction programs, cycle time improvements, security of supply, supplier diversity, continuous improvement, EDI, and procurement/engineering collaboration.
BA/BS undergraduate degree
Minimum of 5-years of progressive commodity/supply chain management experience;
Deep IT category management experience.
Software licensing knowledge.
Strong negotiation, and contract management skills; including a working understanding of contractual terms and conditions and risk mitigation.
Understanding of the legalities of ethical purchasing behaviors and the ability to work with Legal on assuring those aspects
: 5 Years
: Uday Bhandary
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