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Sr Staff Commodity Manager- IT Telecom at Seagate in Cupertino, US


This is a Full-Time position in Cupertino posted Feb 08.

Sr Staff Commodity Manager- IT Telecom

Cupertino California

Description: Seagateneed a Sr Staff Commodity Manager- IT Telecom immediately starts from Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:43:11 GMT, this position will be placed in California.

For more detail information about this job vacancy please read the description below. If interested in this position, please email us your resume, along with salary requirements and a cover letter to Seagate starts from Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:43:11 GMT.

and is responsible for IT Telecom Sourcing and Corporate Contracts Management worldwide. Work
with IT Vendor Management team to manage Telecom suppliers through, spend analysis,
negotiations, aggregation, licensing, and Ts & Cs. This position is responsible to ensure that
category is managed according to Seagate policies and procedures, the current
audit policies, and to the highest ethical standards. The candidate for this position will be able
to develop, manage, and implement worldwide sourcing, contract management, and other
acquisition strategies that achieve best-in-class results while ensuring the
lowest total cost of ownership. This position requires strategic business
decision making and analysis of sourcing decisions, vendor models, and
providers of these services for optimal effectiveness and efficiency from both
a cost and performance perspective. Reducing and/or optimizing the
Vendor/Contract complexity dimension is a key objective. Candidate will be capable of performing
diverse proposal analysis, as well as negotiating and executing best in class agreements. Apply expertise as a generalist / specialist
and to apply supply management processes to diverse projects and situations. This may include identifying opportunities for
improvement, performing evaluations, investigating and benchmarking best
practices, and presenting ideas for change to other team members and senior
management. Candidate must be comfortable
working with all levels of mangement including Directors, Vice Presidents, and
Executive Managment as required.

The successful candidate will be able to:
Manage Supplier relationships at a strategic level to
meet or beat key stakeholder success requirements. Directly handle and resolve conflicts
that occur between Seagate and Strategic Suppliers. Assess supply base and contractual risk
and develop risk mitigation plans.
Negotiate and implement various contracts, such as: Landline
Voice and Data Services Agreements, Wireless Services Agreements, PBX type contracts, Maintenance and
Support Agreements, 3 rd Party TEM contracts, Enterprise Level Agreements,
Non-Dislosure, and other agreements as applicable.
Align strategic requirements with qualified supply base
through supplier analysis (financial, process, quality, safety,
capability, capacity).
Develop and present Supplier business reviews to
supplier and Seagate management. Continously monitor supplier performance and be prepared to
evaluate supplier performance as required.
multicultural core teams including members from: IT Engineering, Purchasing, Finance,
Treasury, and other stakeholders.
cultural diversity in order to w ork
directly with team members throughout Asia, North America and Europe to
communicate and implement key strategic initiatives, policies and
Meet cost saving goals using strategic negotiation
techniques (aggregation, performance trade-offs, sourcing).
Seek out creative solutions and have the ability to
think outside the box, identify opportunities that exist using ethical
purchasing and supply management practices.
Develop and build relationships with key stakeholders. Ensure key stakeholder requirements are aligned
with strategic supply base plan. Ensure
that the supply base is flexible and capable or evolving to meet future
Lead supplier sourcing and evaluations to ensure that
only the highest quality suppliers are added to the Approved Supplier
Evaluate and
control the Approved Supplier List for each site, and ensure that all
suppliers are pre-qualified and matched to the projects under

Additional functions:

  • Develop metric goals aligned to departmental and report

achievement associated with these goals.

  • Develop and present data to support decision making and


  • Develop and presents cost savings reports and Supplier status

reports to Management of all levels.

  • Implement problem resolution and escalation of non-resolution

to Management.

  • Participate in cross-functional/site team activities, be a

team player, and model team behaviors.

  • Openly share your expertise with other team members, and be willing

to mentor less task mature members of the team.

  • Understanding of general businsess practices as they apply to

Facilities, Procurement, and Supply Management.

  • Be able to perform financial analysis of a company, and be

able to read financial statements at a basic level.

  • Be able to perform a Kepner Tregoe Decision (KT) Analysis.
  • Travel: 5%-15%.
  • Perform other duties in other affiliated categories as



requires between 7-10 years experience in the Telecom category area, with
focus on Telecom Services, Contract Management, Procurement, or Category
Must have excellent
negotiating, contacting, and project management skills and be able to l ead / interface and influence cross functional
teams to establish and execute best in class agreements.
Perform market research and/or benchmarking practices and utilize
highly effective negotiation skills.
Mircrosoft Office experience, presentation skills at a high level a
must (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Facilitation skills and human capital motivational skills are required.
Demonstrated analytical experience is required.
Experience with eSourcing tools and processes are helpful.
Fluency in the English Language a must, with other languages helpful,
but not required.


BS Degree in Business, Computer Science or
Technology, Supply Management, or equivalent; MBA Preferred; Certified
Purchasing Manager(CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or
equivalent is a plus.


Possess proven project management skills. Experienced with software such as: Oracle, E2Open,
and E-sourcing, fluent in MS Excel, Word, Power Point and web based search

Date Posted

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:43:11 GMT




Cupertino, CA

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