Sourcing/Commodity Mgr

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Summary

NetApp relies on outsourced/contracted manufacturing services to build our data management products.  As a Contract Manufacturing and ODM Partner Manager (CM Commercial Manager) for NetApp, you are an instrumental in the oversight of NetApp’s contract manufacturing and ODM partners overall commercial relationship.

In this role, the CM Commercial Manager will manage the external Contract Manufacturing and ODM suppliers ensuring a strong relationship, while delivering optimal performance. The CM Commercial Manager works with a cross-functional teams including Engineering and other Operations functions during supplier selection and ongoing supplier performance management.

The CM Commercial Manager will collaborate across the organization to drive the Contract Manufacturing and ODM vendor activities included but not limited to:

  1. Ensure the Contract Manufacturer and ODM sourcing strategy is aligned with NetApp’s objectives of Total Cost of Ownership, Time to Market, Supply Chain Design and Performance, Technology and Innovation, Quality and Compliance.
  2. Gather and rationalize Netapp’s future technical requirements with those of our existing suppliers and their competitors in the market to support Support ongoing Supply Chain evolution.
  3. Collaborate across NetApp internal stakeholders to actively manage the performance of the Contract Manufacturing and ODM partners via best practices such as Quarterly Business Reviews, SLAs, KPIs, and Balanced Scorecards to drive continuous improvement.
  4. Aggressively drive manufacturing cost reduction thru negotiations with Contract Manufacturing and ODM partners, leveraging new product awards to reduce overall rates and total cost of ownership.
  5. Ensure partners meet or exceed NetApp compliance requirements for contract manufacturers and ODM partners.
  6. Lead the RFQ/RFP and selection of Contract Manufacturing and ODM partners in accordance with NetApp’s Multi-Year Strategy and in collaboration with Operations, Engineering and Business Organizations – obtaining quotes, examining bids, and making award decisions.
  7. Act as an escalation path for NetApp Operations functions in the event Contract Manufacturers are not meeting production schedules, NPI, quality, efficiency or supply milestones. 
  8. Negotiating contracts with the Contract Manufacturing and ODM partners to align with NetApp’s business model and objective
  9. Develop and nurture executive relationships with Contract Manufacturers and ODM partners require to ensure that NetApp needs across Product Development, NPI, Supply Chain Planning, Fulfillment and Sourcing are prioritized within the management chain of partners.
  10. Coordinate and drive Value Engineering (VE) within the partner-controlled BOM components; i.e. to support second sourcing, PCN, and EOL management
  11. Design and implement a decision making process, defined accountabilities, and escalation processes between the partners and Netapp.

    Job Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have the following the following characteristics:

    1. Outstanding soft skills and a proven track record of delivering results through collaboration with other functions like across Operations, Engineering and Product Management to ensure that cross-functional objectives are achieved.
    2. Ability to manage and balance multiple priorities and projects and execute against committed schedules.
    3. Solid understanding of the basic areas within manufacturing operations and how they inter-relate, including supply chain architecture, procurement, product costing, supply chain management, quality management, regulatory compliance, sustaining engineering, logistics, BOM structure and its implications, customer fulfillment.
    4. Strong oral and written communication skills, have outstanding active listening skills, a quality focus, and the ability to deal with conflicting opinions.
    5. Excellent analysis, project management, and reporting capabilities.
    6. Excellent negotiations and contract experience.
    7. Can operate, drive results, and set priorities independently.

    Education

    1. Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Engineering equivalent technical degree, advanced degree or MBA is preferred
    2. A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in operations working with contract manufacturing or account management working for leading contract manufacturers or ODMs.
    3. Demonstrated track record of innovating and streamlining outsourced manufacturing operations in high technology products into a global supply chain. 
    4. Proven track record of advanced problem solving of complex technical and/or resource.
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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
      • C++Languages
      • JavaLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • PerlLanguages
      • PythonLanguages

    Location

    We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.
    1048 Pearl St. Suite 250, Boulder, CO 80302

    What are NetApp SolidFire Perks + Benefits

    NetApp SolidFire Benefits Overview

    We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
    Life Insurance
    Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
    Pet Insurance
    VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
    Wellness Programs
    Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
    401(K) Matching
    Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Family Medical Leave
    Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
    Paid Holidays
    NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
    Paid Sick Days
    Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Game Room
    Stocked Kitchen
    Some Meals Provided
    Pet Friendly
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Diversity Program

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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