Strategic Purchasing Manager

NetGear   •  

San Jose, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 306 days ago

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Job Description

  • Work with Engineering & Product Marketing teams to identify, select, and engage with suppliers to ensure market and cost competitiveness for NPI projects.

  • Send out RFQ to ODMs/suppliers. Collaboratively with the team, make the ODM/supplier selection for a new project.

  • Implement supplier-sourcing strategies to ensure high quality, on time delivery, and cost competitiveness.

  • Support the planning, design and operational activities; work closely with Product Line Manager & Engineering Teams as well as internal Finance and Legal Departments.

  • Responsible for strategic supplier relationships that achieve cost –effective procurement decisions and overall business plan objectives.

  • Lead all aspects of supplier negotiations, including contract terms, pricing and performance management.

  • Responsible for cost-negotiation and supplier-management from pre-NPI, Mass-Production, and all the way to EOL, for any particular product.


Requirements & Qualifications

  • Excellent written & verbal communication, engagement, and interpersonal skills.

  • Understanding of market trends, supply chain management, accounting, and business operations.

  • Excellent excel and math skills.

  • Exceptional negotiation experiences, knowledge of standard procurement practices, knowledge of contracts, diplomacy, and strong ability to lead cross-functional project teams.

  • Ability to work in as fast – paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult price negotiations, exceptionally tight deadlines, and expectations.

  • Analytical thinker with a positive attitude and flexibility to accommodate evolving business needs.

  • Decision-Making: Must be able to assimilate the information gathered by yourself and others (internal & external) to make decisions.

  • 5 + years industry experience encompassing purchasing, project management and supplier management.

  • BS/BA/BEng degree plus 5-10 years experience or equivalent

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin.