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Senior Global Supplier Manager [GSM] - Infrastructure and IOT

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Location: Englewood, Colorado, United States
Job ID: 1006845HV
Date Posted: Jun 26, 2020
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Come join our team and our employee-focused culture, and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes.

The Role

Hitachi Vantara is seeking a Senior Global Supplier Manager [GSM] for Datacenter Infrastructure and IOT [HW and SW] to work in our Procurement team reporting to VP, Global Supply Chain Procurement. This individual will partner with Product Management, Sales, Services, NPI, Engineering and other Supply Chain leadership team members to define and implement supplier/commodity sourcing strategies and drive product cost - supply base management.

Responsibilities

  • Manage supplier relationships including RFQ, supplier selection, business model, quarterly business reviews, supplier scorecards and supplier corrective actions
  • Establish a close relationship with internal stakeholders including Alliances, Product Management, Sales, Services and Supply Chain team to get proactively engaged in the process, support the product/solutions strategy and provide guidance from a procurement point of view.
  • Work with legal to negotiate contracts [HW and SW] and business T-C-s relating to payment terms, delivery terms, lead times, and other strategic issues with key suppliers
  • Negotiate cost including benchmarking and should-cost for key products and commodity items; continually identify and implement cost savings opportunities and avoidance
  • Industry benchmarking and competitive landscape for key technologies/commodities. Advise leadership team on pricing trends, supply/demand situations, etc. that could impact the business
  • Facilitate quarterly technology/product road maps with key suppliers
  • Lead and support implementation of best-in-class practices and continuous improvement of systems and processes

Skills - Qualifications
  • Bachelor-s degree in engineering, supply chain management or a related area, with a Master-s degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain or related, delivering measurable value and results
  • Strong knowledge of the storage/server and IOT industry, potential cost levers and familiarity to utilize different benchmarking sources
  • Leader with a positive, proactive, dynamic presence; possesses outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective negotiator; able to balance cost, financial, quality, and legal terms as required during complex negotiations
  • Strategic and innovative thinking; proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment
  • Pro-active, moves quickly and flexible; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, place of origin, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable national, state, or local law.

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