Commodity Managers work with Engineering teams to make sure Google has the supplies and equipment to put into production the innovative products coming from our Engineering teams.
As a Commodity Manager, you use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize our total cost of ownership for our global and growing infrastructure.
The scale at which Google operates means that savings on just one piece of hardware can have a huge impact on Google's bottom line.
In this role, you will develop category strategies, supplier strategies, and contracting strategies across an array of suppliers for technical professional services across a large procurement category.
You will become an industry expert in multiple categories and subcategories of procurement and acting as trusted sourcing and procurement advisor to the engineering teams across multiple hardware platforms and technologies.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless.
Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.
Manage the sourcing and procurement of technical engineering services. equipment, and software and technology licensing (procurement sub-category examples include contracting for product design, prototyping services, consumer research, etc.).
Manage many partnerships simultaneously across various categories. Establish agreements for different types of services.
Develop procurement category strategies for various categories with defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation, and roadmap planning agreements.
Manage business agreements, supply chain management and optimization.
Own, drive and manage external partnerships with an emphasis on terms and conditions. Act as an escalation point for critical procurement issues.
Address all areas of global sourcing and supply chain management, including supplier performance management, global market, pricing analysis, agreements and procurement support.
Minimum qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in a technical, quantitative, or business field or equivalent practical experience.
Experience in commodity or supply chain management or technical engineering service procurement.
Experience working in the technology industry, specializing in supplier or partnership management, strategic sourcing and product cycle management.
Experience with licensing and procurement of technical services, solutions and software.
Preferred qualifications :
7 years of experience in commodity or supply chain management in the technology industry.
7 years of experience working with strategic sourcing, supplier management and ASIC product cycle management.
Experience in design enablement related sourcing practices and agreement consultations.
Experience with software or intellectual property (IP) licensing best known methods.
Excellent communication and consultation skills.