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Global Sourcing and Supply Manager, Keyboard, Consumer Hardware

Google, Inc. - Mountain View, CA

Global Sourcing and Supply Manager, Keyboard, Consumer Hardware


Mountain View


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 Global Sourcing and Supply Manager, you will serve as the primary contact for internal teams and external partners/suppliers for sourcing and procurement. You will 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 and Software Engineering, Industrial Design, Quality Engineering and Operations Teams, you will act as the commercial manager with a focus on agreements and on maintaining long-term strategic supplier relationships.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.


Develop and implement strategies for Consumer Hardware; identify and implement new opportunities for cost savings including optimizing the supply base.

Develop understanding of cost competing technologies, process and products to guide and influence product development and decisions; Create and/or optimize cost models for evaluating modules, components, new processes.

Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities and risks related to product design and business plans.

Develop global sourcing strategies with defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation, and supply planning agreements.

Address all areas of global sourcing and supply chain management including commodity business plans, supplier performance management, global market, pricing analysis, agreements and procurement support.


Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

6 years of work experience in a similar role.

3 years of experience in Commodity/Supply Chain Management or Strategic Sourcing.

Experience in sourcing and procurement of electromechanical keyboard components.

Preferred qualifications:

MBA, Master's or other advanced degree.

10 years of experience in a similar role.

7 years of experience in Commodity/Supply Chain Management and/or Camera Sourcing.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, sourcing, and collaboration skills, with strong project management skills.

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97 days 10 hours ago

Google, Inc.


Global Sourcing and Supply Manager, Keyboard, Consumer Hardware Google, Inc. - Mountain View, CA, United States


Location: Mountain View, CA

Company Profile:
Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.