Commodity Managers work with Engineering teams to make sure Google has the supplies and equipment to put into production the innovative products coming from our Engineering teams. As a Commodity Manager, you use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize our total cost of ownership for our global -- and growing -- infrastructure. The scale at which Google operates means that savings on just one piece of hardware can have a huge impact on Google's bottom line.
As a Global Supply Manager, you will work with suppliers, Engineering teams, and Operations teams to make sure Google has the mechanical parts ready to put into production for our innovative products. You will use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to find and scale the best partners for our cutting edge product designs. In this role, you will serve as the primary contact for internal teams and external partners/suppliers for sourcing and procurement of mechanical parts. You'll build consensus with internal and external stakeholders and will be the main contact for consultations and supplier management. Additionally, you'll lead and support the development, implementation, and management of global strategies to provide Google's Consumer Hardware Organization with optimal pricing, flexibility, quality, and supply assurance. Working closely with Product Management, Hardware Engineering, Industrial Design, Quality Engineering, and Operations Teams, you will act as the commercial manager and project leader for your assigned components.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, related engineering field or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of experience in Mechanical Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain Management.
Experience building cost models for mechanical parts (e.g., plastics, metals, fabrics).
MBA, Master's degree, or PhD.
Experience in Mechanical Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain Management within high cosmetic requirement parts. Experience building cost models for mechanical parts, including glass, painting, stampings, and die-casting.
Experience collaborating and working cross-functionally with Finance, Legal, Engineering, and Operations/Manufacturing teams. Experience developing stakeholder relationships.
Experience working and partnering with supplier management globally.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
Develop and execute mechanical parts sourcing strategies for Consumer Hardware. Identify and implement new opportunities for cost savings and avoidance including optimizing the supply base for Google's Consumer Hardware needs.
Address all areas of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management including commodity business plans, supplier performance management, and global market analysis, and discussions.
Develop an understanding of cost competing technologies, processes, and products to guide and influence product development and decisions. Create and/or optimize models for evaluating modules, components, and new processes.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify cost opportunities and risks related to product design and business plans.
Develop global sourcing strategies with defined plans for risk assessment and mitigation and supply planning agreements.