General Information

Req #
Career area:
Supply Chain
Nuevo León
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Working time:
Additional Locations: 
* Monterrey - Nuevo León - Mexico

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

About Lenovo:

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. Join us in defining our world of tomorrow and creating smarter technology for all!

Who You’ll Work With:

Lenovo's Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) provides end-to-end IT solutions and services for organizations at any scale. We empower our customers to dramatically accelerate their organizations, improve their industries, and solve humanity’s greatest challenges. A trusted partner every step of the way, we provide reliable infrastructure and support with Smarter Infrastructure Solutions, Cloud Computing, Analytics, and AI, As-A-Service, Edge Computing, and more.

About Our Team:

Lenovo’s Global supply chain is ranked #9 in Gartner's top 25 Supply Chains and #4 in high-tech Supply Chains. We are passionate about delivering quality products to our customers. You will be joining a diverse community of supply chain professionals located across the globe.

About the Role:

The Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) Worldwide Inventory team is responsible for the management of all Lenovo ISG components and finished goods inventory in our manufacturing and distribution centers around the globe. The Senior Inventory Category Manager will have worldwide ownership over one or more categories of a component or finished goods inventories.


  • Server Commodities: CPU, SSD, HDD, Memory
  • Electronic Cards (ECAT): Motherboards, Feature Cards, Network Cards
  • Structural Components: Chasses, Cables, Mechanicals
  • This role will focus on one of our major Cloud Service Provider (CSP) customers. The primary job duties of the Senior Inventory Category Manager include:
  • Developing accurate month-end and quarter-end inventory outlooks, updated weekly, for each category being managed.
  • Work with Finance as required for month-end closing activities
  • Determine Days of Inventory (DOI) targets for components within the categories being managed.
  • Partner with Business Planning, Order Execution, and Global Supply Management to develop strategies to achieve DOI targets and to optimize inventory holdings for each category.
  • Maintain best-in-class levels of excess & obsolete (E&O) inventory for assigned categories.
  • Track inventory aging at all sites worldwide; report potential E&O inventory risks to the Worldwide E&O lead, and work with cross-functional stakeholders across the organization to develop and execute plans to mitigate these risks.
  • Work with Commodity Management and Supply Management teams to understand inventory liability at sub-tier component suppliers. Identify opportunities to mitigate this liability where possible, and when this isn't possible work with the Worldwide E&O lead to budget these expenses.
  • Work with local manufacturing and distribution sites to facilitate the disposition of aged inventory through broker and scrap processes.
  • Collaborate with the WW Inventory team and other stakeholders across the organization to drive relevant business process improvement projects and improve data automation and visualization.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5-7 years experience in an Inventory Management role, with responsibility for inventory optimization and/or risk management. Strong preference for experience in high-tech/enterprise computing environments.
  • Deep analytical skills: able to effectively manage large datasets and identify trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects/programs to drive business improvement
  • Strong financial acumen with a clear understanding of how business decisions impact the bottom line
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferred Skills & Experience:
  • Adept at using BI visualization tools (e.g. Power BI, QLIK, Tableau)
  • Ability to code (VBA, SQL, Python)
  • Experience using/implementing Lean Six Sigma methodologies
  • Previous experience working with server components
  • Previous experience working with Cloud Service Providers

* Monterrey - Nuevo León - Mexico