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Career area:
Supply Chain
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

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

Description and Requirements

Job Description

  • As a Software Category Manager, you will be responsible for supporting consumer device software license activities. Primarily, you will manage the deal intake, contract fulfillment and royalty disbursement for the mobile device embedded software space.
    • Maintain vendor information and contract terms
  • Review, record and manage pricing terms and conditions in contract management system and procurement system. Ensure that minimum contractual needs, quality requirements and service levels are agreed to and met. Monitor contract compliance.
  • Record key vendor information: contact lists, industry information, deal negotiations and vendor-Lenovo meeting notes.
    • Build and maintain partnerships with internal customer groups.
    • Communicate proactively with stakeholders on a regular basis.
    • Manage ongoing financial commitments with external partners.  Ensure accurate royalty reporting and payments.  Communicate with vendor account managers and accounting departments and manage Lenovo royalty payment systems.
  • Validate quarterly royalty reports for each active partner.  Review each report and ensure accurate royalty rates, prepayments and unit volumes.
  • Send validated reports to partners for verification.  Ensure that purchase orders are issued in a timely manner.  
  • Serve as primary point of contact for partner payment inquiries.
  • Maintain accurate records of completed payments for Partner Manager Reference.
    • Facilitate or attend appropriate meetings to support internal customers and management. Generate and maintain historical technical and results data files to assist in technical change decision-making.


  • Candidate must have, 5+ years of supply chain, Buyer experience, preferably in consumer electronics or related fields.
  • Must have conversational English written and verbal communication skills.  Same-day responsiveness is essential.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance or Accounting with strong academic performance – MBA Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering or related graduate degree is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to be available on global supplier and Lenovo US-based team timeframes (PST, CST) via teleconference.