Program Manager - Partner-Mgmt Sourcing

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll do
The sourcing managers act as a business partners to GMO, Product Operations and the Business Units driving sourcing strategy and new business awards. Overall responsibilities include delivering supply chain partner solutions in support of Cisco's Product Segments for both new and sustaining products that align with technology, product and supply chain roadmaps. 

Who You'll Work With

Sourcing Managers within Partner Sourcing and Management are responsible for establishing and executing the E2E solutions sourcing strategy for a group of Cisco Products.  Counterparts in other Supply Chain operating groups and BU engineering

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications
- 8-10 years of sourcing, commodity, partner and supply chain management experience
- Strong knowledge of sourcing practices and negotiations
- Expert knowledge of EMS, OEM and ODM supply base industry.
- Strong knowledge of supply chain management requirements at each phase of development and manufacturing process cycle
- Excellent communication skills (presentation, written, verbal) of both technical and non-technical issues

- Data analytics and digitization experience

Desired Skills
- Equally adept at influencing engineering, NPI teams as well as management
- Capable of influencing internal decision makers to make decisions aligned with strategies and objectives benefiting the entire organization
- Strong team building skills to drive collaboration between different functional areas
- Significant and diverse management experience preferred
- Develop collaborative solutions using business and technical expertise
- Demonstrate record of decision making on complex programs, conflict resolution, maintaining deadlines and leadership across organizations
- Proven team leadership and people development skills are highly desirable
- Knowledge of Cisco product and solutions platforms (access, IP NGN, video, switching, routing and system architecture) together with their current and future technology requirements is highly desirable
- Excellent communication and influencing skills a pre-requisite

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