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Global Commodity Manager, Mechanical Cooling

Company: Google
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:+ Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering field or equivalent practical experience.+ 7 years of relevant experience in procurement and supply chain management+ Direct experience with sourcing and category management of mechanical cooling systems + Experience in category management, contract negotiation and supplier development.Preferred qualifications:+ Master's degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA.+ Expertise in HVAC equipment including AHUs, RTUs, Cooling Towers, and Containment. + Demonstrated experience with large-scale industrial engineering and construction programs, preferably data centers+ Knowledge of international requirements, currency, tax, codes, and logistics challenges+ Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills, translating to strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliersCommodity 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 the Data Center Cooling Global Commodity Manager, you will define and execute Googles strategic sourcing of HVAC related Products and supplier management, primarily for our Data Center infrastructure. You are an innovative and accomplished expert with extensive knowledge of technology management, strategy development, sourcing, fulfillment, and supplier management, and cost management. In this role, you will balance both tactical and strategic issues concurrently. You possess the technical knowledge, business acumen, program management fluency, and excel in interpersonal communication, teamwork, conflict resolution and relationship management skills. You'll take a leadership role in working with peers, managers, internal stakeholders, and executives of Google and Supplier Partners. Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.+ Develop and execute sourcing, supply chain and capacity planning strategies for custom and standard HVAC Equipment+ Drive RFP/RFI/RFQs and leading cross-functional teams with supplier selection process+ Define cost drivers, developing cost models and establishing should cost analysis+ Serve as internal point of contact for all ongoing remediation and quality improvement programs, define multi-year R efforts and implement supply chain and supply base improvements+ Conduct detailed negotiations including comprehensive contractual agreementsGoogle is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy ( and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form ( .

Keywords: Google, Sunnyvale , Global Commodity Manager, Mechanical Cooling, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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