General Information

Req #
WD00002530
Career area:
Supply Chain
Country:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Monday, June 7, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

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 not just a Fortune 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 countries, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, 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. 
What You’ll Do: 
We are hiring a Senior Global Commodity Manager to work within Infrastructure Solution Group. In this exciting position you will be part of Lenovo’s ISG Procurement team responsible for managing Lenovo’s portfolio of data center alliances and suppliers. The Global Commodity Manager ("GCM") position is responsible for interfacing with Lenovo cross functional teams to understand their requirements and selecting, negotiating, contracting and managing the supplier relationships.

Responsibilities: 
 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. 

Position Requirements:     
Basic Qualifications:
 Bachelor's degree or higher. 
 8+ plus years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, consumer electronics, and supply chain 
 Strong leadership skills and ability to perform a leadership role with cross-functional peers. 
 Ability to solve problems and coordinate with cross-functional teams. 
 Ability to develop efficient work processes for complex projects involving many groups, across multiple geographies and effectively coordinate, implement, and maintain those processes 
 Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection). 
 Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers. 
 Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills. 
 Proficiency in English as a major language in daily communications 

Preferred Requirements: 
 Direct sourcing experience in NIC/RAID/Networking commodities is highly 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$50 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.  

Learn more about why it’s great to work at Lenovo - https://www.lenovobenefits.com/why-join-lenovo
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