Commodity Specialist

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What you’ll do:

Global Supplier Management (GSM) is part of Supply Chain Operations and is responsible for sourcing and costing activities from a Manufacturing perspective. The GSM team ensures continuity of supply, quality and develops the commodity strategies for the hundreds of products that Cisco manufactures. The team maintains close relationship with component suppliers and strongly collaborates to consistently drive innovation, productivity and efficiency.

What You Are:

Education and Experience:

·       Graduate in engineering with 3 to 5 years’ experience of Commodity Management/Material Management/ Supply Chain Management

·       Hands on Experience on ERP (Oracle, SAP) with excellent written & verbal communication skills, business acumen and program management skills

·       Experience in HW Manufacturing / Product development industry is preferred

Who you’ll work with:

High Level Responsibilities:

·       Commodity Management – Responsible for costing and quoting activities for a given commodity (s), Collaborates across boundaries by involving other commodity specialists, managers across GSM and Finance

·       Program Management – Determines costing requirements and assists in creating quotes and finalizing the agreements. Resolves small-scale costing issues and coordinates appropriate escalation within the Vertical as necessary.

·       RFQ Management – Quote Cycle Preparation, Create, Publish and Close RFQs, Manage Cost Holes and Re-Quotes, Supplier Upload, Help with setting splits, Distribute Split Awards, Send PCP

·       Tools and Reporting – Tool Testing, Cost Savings Report, Supplier Spend Usage Reports, Create/Scrub QAS, CQI Reports, Data integrity and verification, Spend and Cost Savings Analysis, CT2R and MOQ Governance, Work with IT on tool issues

·       Risk Attributes – Maintain CPN Attributes (Risk Ratings, Comments), Item attribute updates

·       Other Responsibilities – Manage AVL updates, Supplier Name, Supplier Set Up and Onboarding, Update Supplier Contacts in Aravo, Maintain team website, SBR Preparation

Required Skills/Experience:

·       Overall knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures with basic understanding of manufacturing industry and program management

·       Commodity Knowledge, Negotiation Skills, Global Business Acumen, Supply Chain Knowledge, Cross Functional Influence, Presentation and Demonstration Skills, Bills of Materials Knowledge, is essential

·       Should have worked with International Suppliers and involved in Supplier Development, Supplier Set Up and Cost loading activity

·       Understands Share of Business, Partner and Vendor Relationship and Supplier Business Reviews

·       Knowledge about Component attributes, Supplier Enrollment, AVL Maintenance, Supply Chain Tools, Spend Management and Cost Savings Reports

·       Experience on working with RFQ management tools like Ariba, Agile, and Oracle etc.

·       Proactively participates in Commodity teams with minimal direction toward daily goals and objectives and continuously looks for opportunities to contribute

Why Cisco:

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart 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, 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.


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