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Cisco Sourcing Commodity Manager - Optics in Vimercate, Italy

What You'll Do Did you know? Cisco Supply Chain was just ranked #1 for Tech Companies and #3 overall on Gartner, Inc s annual Supply Chain Top 25 which identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their best practices. There’s never been a better time to join us! Cisco Global Supplier Management (GSM) team is seeking a motivated Sourcing Commodity Manager for high-speed optical transceivers. You will be part of a highly impactful and dynamic organization collaborating with cross-functional teams and suppliers on early technology sensing and sourcing engagement. We work closely with hardware design engineers across Cisco including early sensing and engagement to understand their product roadmap. You will lead and orchestrate the roadmap reviews between engineering and suppliers, find solutions, create proposals, and execute to meet business requirements, striking a balance between supply continuity, cost, and delivery. You will: * Drive RFI/RFQ and business award process * Investigate and source next generation technology * Align and influence engineering on roadmap and strategy * Provide technical expertise, special knowledge and market trends to engineering * Analyze and understand market directions and market intelligence * Drive value engineering through ideation and execution Who You'll Work With The Global Supplier Management (GSM) Organization is an industry leader in sourcing and supplier management that enable sustained innovation and supply chain excellence. You'll will join a very motivated team that achieves record setting results and a fun group that helps each other be successful at work and play. Our team focus is to drive innovation as well as best in class cost, quality and delivery; in order to accomplish this you will work very closely with constituents across Supply Base, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Legal. Who You Are * BA/BS or equivalent * Technical or MS degree preferred - Good engineering background or qualifications works comfortably with engineers (essential) * 10+ years of cross-functional supply chain experience * Deep knolewdge of high-speed optical transceivers and optical & IC components * Experience in Standard (IEEE/ITU etc) bodies * Strong experience with collaboration, communications, negotiations, facilitation, and contracts review. * Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to complex business situations * Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures * Ability to work across boundaries, earning trust, taking risk and being inclusive is highly valued * International travel required Why Cisco At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people. * We connect everything - people, process, data and things - and we use those connections to change our world for the better. * We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more - from Smart Cities to your everyday devices. * We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities. Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

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