General Information

Req #
Career area:
Supply Chain
United States of America
North Carolina
Friday, March 22, 2024
Working time:
Additional Locations
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville

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Description and Requirements

Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solution Group (ISG) is currently hiring a Software Procurement Global Commodity Manager with education and experience in software contracting and software supplier management in the data center environment. In this exciting position, you will be part of Lenovo’s ISG Software Procurement team responsible for expanding and managing Lenovo’s portfolio of software suppliers.

As part of the ISG Software Procurement Team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Driving software contract negotiations and deal closure including obtaining final approvals from all appropriate functional stakeholders;
  • Developing and maintaining all required documentation for the contract file including source justification, any RFQ documentation, and approval records;
    • Managing software price lists with varying formats.
    • Developing creative solutions to “high-touch” supplier requirements by collaborating with other ISG process teams.  
    • Interfacing with Lenovo cross-functional teams to understand their software requirements.
  • Leading software sourcing activities to choose new / best supplier including developing RFQs, RFQ evaluation criteria, and managing overall RFQ process;
  • Managing the on-going relationship with a portfolio of software suppliers including:
    • Issue resolution,
    • Cost and payment management,
    • Periodic supplier performance reviews
    • Vendor set up and relationships
    • Part number set up and maintenance
    • Order placement and ensuring that orders are completed within Lenovo’s procurement systems.
  • Reporting regular status at cross functional status meetings and reporting status to management and senior management (as required).

Data analysis and accuracy is critical in this role.

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
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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