Senior Commodity Manager DataDirect Networks
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DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.
Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.
We are currently seeking a Senior Commodity Manager
As a Senior Commodity Manager for DDN you are part of a team that is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, goods, and services for the manufacturing of DDN's products. This includes the planning, scheduling and monitoring of the movement of materials through the production cycle; utilizing production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels; ensuring materials standards are met; and managing outside vendors through the processes of qualifying, obtaining quotes, examining bids and making award decisions. You will focus on developing commodity strategies for complex commodities. To be successful, you will need to be extremely organized; able to multi-task in a high volume environment and manage complex projects; have strong communication and team building skills; and be a motivated, self-starter.
Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
Act as Materials focal point for Engineering during supplier selections, rating of supplier performance, and maintaining supplier relationships.
Solicit quotations, perform cost analysis functions, lead cross functional teams to achieve program cost goals.
Participate in supplier selections and the ISO supplier audit procedure.
Maintain current knowledge of market conditions that affect overall cost, lead time, and availability of goods delivered.
Perform cost benchmarking to actual paid.
Responsible for informing cost accounting of standard cost change.
Participate in supplier quarterly business reviews and communicate expectations.
Manage up to ensure executives are informed of commodity approach
Defines and manages a commodity strategy and fully understands the interdependencies and impact to the business.
Leadership of a commodity strategy and preferred supplier list development and governance.
Provides supply options (cost, L/T , etc) for a commodity strategy and market intelligence by technology offering.
Supports contract inputs from a commodity strategy perspective.
Deliver commodity strategy productivity and for benchmarking commodity cost globally.
Leads industry intelligence and competitive benchmarking.
Recognizes conflict as soon as it becomes apparent; clarifies differing needs; and executes appropriate strategies to resolve issues.
Build strong long-term supplier relationships.
Cross functional team leadership.
Technology management and alignment.
Qualifications for this role are:
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to listen and deal with conflicting opinions.
Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to complex technical situations.
Knowledge of tools, processes, and operations planning.
Good analysis, project management, and reporting capabilities.
Significant prior experience in procurement.
Expertise in negotiation, building strong relationships internally and externally, and conflict resolution.
Experience in processors, memory, hard drives, PCB fab, sheet metal, power, and cooling a plus.
Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Oracle.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of other Commodity Managers and cross functional peers to support deadlines.
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
BS/BA or equivalent plus 10+ year?s engineering/manufacturing/management experience. Technical degree preferred. Management/multi-discipline experience preferred.
Desired Proactive Behaviors
Adaptable - undertake a variety of tasks willingly.
Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required.
Display energy and initiative in solving problems.
Follow all possible avenues to get the job done.
Adapt quickly to new technologies and products.
Work effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.
Quality - demonstrate appropriate quality and thoroughness in your work.
Decisive - ability to make decisions quickly when faced with multiple options.
Ability to influence others in decided course of action.
Integrity - act with personal integrity at all times.
Professional - work within your team's processes.
Confront problems, propose solutions and take ownership through to resolution or ensure a clear hand-off.
Have a positive can-do approach to work.
DDN has a strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:
Self-Starter ? A pro-active orientation and the ability to operate independently to achieve goals.
Success/Achievement Orientation ? Ability to thrive in the face of adversity, drive to overcome all obstacles to reach goals.
Leveraging Relationships ? Orientation to leverage all relationships (internally and externally) to maximize personal and DDN successes.
Problem Solving ? Ability to understand a situation and to identify the best route to satisfy all concerned parties and enhance DDN?s brand.
DDN takes pride in developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, DDN welcomes opportunities to learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners.
Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!
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The Recruitment Team at DDN
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