General Information

Req #
Career area:
Supply Chain
United States of America
North Carolina
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Working time:
Additional Locations
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) is looking for an experienced Global Commodity Manager to support business growth in managing Lenovo’s portfolio of data center alliances and suppliers.

The Global Commodity Manager (GCM)  is responsible for interfacing with Lenovo cross functional teams to understand their requirements and selecting, negotiating, contracting and managing the supplier relationships.  This key role will lead supplier sourcing and selection activities while successfully managing the supplier relationship to ensure that the supply chain is capable of delivering high quality, cost effective and stable supply materials.

Responsibilities Include:

 • Collaborate with Engineering & Product Management teams to develop commodity sourcing strategy.

• Participate as a senior member on a cross-functional team (may lead specific projects)

• Meet with Stakeholder managers to understand business priorities and translate them into procurement plans.

• Conduct regular business review with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement on scorecard performance

• Execute risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operation strategies.

• Drive alignment between Supplier roadmaps and Lenovo’s product roadmaps

• Identify opportunities for supply chain optimization and implements as appropriate.

• Identify potential suppliers that provide relevant technology for products.

• Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings optimization

• Develop and maintain relationships with executives and senior executives at suppliers

• Track new technology development for assigned products/suppliers.

• Work closely with our Engineering teams to support product development efforts, to influence sourcing decisions, meet customer expectations, technical capabilities, and program objectives.

• Work closely with Engineering to define standard and custom product requirements.

• Manage overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, cost and quality improvements.

• Deliver periodic executive business review of commodity sourcing strategy, considering the industry landscape, supplier capabilities, scale and performance, product and technical roadmaps and strategic business objectives.

This position is based out of the Morrisville, NC office.  

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in a commodity manager or purchasing role in either high-tech manufacturing, consumer electronics, or supply chain

Preferred Requirements:

• Direct sourcing experience in NIC/RAID/Networking commodities is preferred
• Strong understanding of industry, supplier complexity and global sourcing processes
• Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and negation skills
• Strong ability to develop sourcing and supplier management strategies
• Ability to close complex issues in a timely manner

Why Lenovo?

Lenovo is a US$60 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. We are #1 PC company on the planet, BCG's 50 most innovative companies, and one of Interbrand’s 100 BEST global brands. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation - to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

Additional Locations
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville
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* United States of America - North Carolina
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville