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SSD Commodity Manager

Company: NetApp
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Be part of a team that's united in spirit, but diverse in thought and background Are you data-driven? We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data - to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations. We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice. We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data. We've built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world - to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business. With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management. By modernizing storage through data management, customers can upgrade infrastructure to bring modern data services to existing applications. Only NetApp can help organizations free the resources necessary to fund transformation by deploying the industry's leading flash storage solution, which is highly efficient and scalable in both data center and cloud environments. Job Summary As an SSD Commodity Manager for NetApp you as part of a team that is responsible to support strategic sourcing and supply base of SSD products and suppliers for NetApp. Ensure continued cost reduction and supply continuity. Drive strategies for product, roadmap, supplier, and sourcing to enable industry competitive/best TQRDC while enabling/executing continued process improvements. Cultivate and grow strategic supplier relationships across the company and vertically from working level to executive level. Work cross-functionally and vertically to educate, collaborate, drive changes, execute cost savings and NPI plans for company success as it directly and indirectly pertains to SSD commodity. What are the key strategic objectives related to this area of the business needed over the next two to three years?

  • Drive continued SSD cost savings while ensuring supply continuity - SSD spend and savings are important to NetApp's margins.
  • Build and manage strategic supplier relationships to achieve early technology access, strategic pricing, high priority and mindshare, and special value-add engagements despite our smaller size compared to our competitors (i.e. FTM partnerships, priority samples, advanced technology POC's, special business opportunities and pricing deals, etc)
  • Work cross-functionally within NetApp and with our suppliers to drive leading edge roadmap alignment, product support, qualifications, continued process improvements, and ensure NetApp releases new products both on time and competitively as well as ensure all ongoing revenue bookings are supported. Enable/Enforce best in class TQRDC. Job Requirements
    • Collaborate across NetApp Operations, BU's and Suppliers to deliver an all-encompassing SSD Commodity Strategy
    • Drive continued cost reductions, enable new/creative methods and processes, execute strong negotiations for SSD's
    • Ensure supply continuity, risk mitigation and inventory management for SSD's
    • Create and implement SSD supplier and sourcing strategies for the company
    • Escalation point for SSD related topics
    • Educate, escalate up to NetApp execs and Supplier execs as necessary about SSD market
    • Influence SSD roadmap, processes and drive change cross functionally for the company success Education
      • Experience in SSD commodity management/strategic sourcing
      • Experience in SSD supply base management
      • Experience in storage and working cross functionally
      • Strong negotiation skills, experience with supplier negotiations, contracts, agreements, etc.
      • Proven track record in implementing new/revised processes, executing supplier contracts, agreements, etc. Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 year experience; or equivalent experience. US based (Sunnyvale) or Boulder (Colorado) So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data! If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do.--We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it's the right thing to do. 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. 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. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future. Join us and see what empowerment can do.-- Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled
        Nearest Major Market: San Jose
        Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
        Job Segment: Medical, Manager, Supply, Data Management, Data Center, Healthcare, Management, Operations, Data, Technology

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