Commercial Sourcing Manager - Network Hardware

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 04/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: 24102

Manages a portfolio of suppliers globally, in the Optical Transport Equipment  and IP space, inclusive of Sub C, Terrestrial and Metro transport gears
  • Identifies suppliers, negotiates commercial terms, and works with the legal to negotiate and execute suppliers contracts
  • Develops supply strategies, including joint build efforts with partner organizations with similar connectivity needs
  • Manages performance of the contracts, tracking and ensuring compliance of suppliers with the contract T&Cs
  • Renegotiates contract terms as needed 
  • Conducts score card reviews with key suppliers for continuous performance improvements
  • Keeps abreast of the telecom/backbone/Optical Industry market technological and commercial developments
  • Keeps track of price trends in the market to ensure best in class commercial terms
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams to develop network requirement and subsequent sourcing strategies
  • Works closely with demand planning, to develop budgets, forecasts and long-range risk mitigation plans
  • Works closely with accounting and accounts payable for accurate processing of supplier invoices and compliance with accounting guidelines
  • Participate in streamlining procurement processes through automation
  • Willing to travel
  • Work across multiple time zones

  • BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field with 10+ years of experience
  • 7+ years of Sourcing Management or Carrier Relations experience on network related products and services
  • Business and technical knowledge of networking, particularly in transport technologies
  • Experience preparing and presenting quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of industry trends and sourcing recommendations in Backbone Edge Technologies
  • Cross-functional leadership, organizational coordination and multi-tasking experience
  • Communication and interpersonal experience, including relationship building and collaboration within a cross-functional team and with external partners

  • BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field with 10+ years of experience;

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