Do you have what it takes to join a growing, fast-paced organization, take on new challenges and move the business forward? The Strategic Sourcing Group
is hiring and we are looking for high quality, passionate, driven individuals to join our team. There has not been a more exciting time to join! Not
only do we make market impacting products like Surface
360, Xbox One
phones, PC Hardware
and more, but we are also an evolutionary organization with a world-class supply chain that maximizes business value. The Strategic Sourcing Group
is a pivotal team within the Manufacturing
and Supply Chain
is part of the Devices
division in Microsoft
1 Sourcing Manager
role will be directly involved in further developing Microsoft's
hardware muscle by managing the commercial relationships with some of our strategic CM/ODM
hardware manufacturing and service partners. This role will have in-depth knowledge of Tier
1 CM and ODM
services, overall supply chain operations, and have end-to-end product development lifecycle expertise. The role will interact with senior level executives internally and externally, so strong business acumen and the capability to articulate strategy along with strong industry intelligence are critical.
in the role will be evaluated based on successful Tier
1 strategy execution, competitiveness of negotiated manufacturing and service costs, health of business relationships, and Tier
Transformation Cost Ownership
the entire RFP/RFQ
process and the transformation cost and contractual negotiations for assigned programs in order to achieve best-in-class pricing.
and execute a market leading Tier
1 sourcing strategy via full market knowledge, supplier rationalization, predictable and industry leading commodity pricing plan, and total cost of ownership (TCO
) cost modeling through transparent supplier relationship management
most aggressive and closest-to-the-pin costing and projections, with the ability to standup to the most aggressive alternatives, doubts, and scrutiny
change management to continuously improve efficiency and performances via repeatable processes, people growth, and elimination of work duplication
budget compliance while maintaining solid relationships with internal teams as well as manufacturing service providers.
as key escalation channel responsible for continuity of supply risk.
and manage global account relationships with executive and senior management levels from EMS
companies as well as provide strategic business leadership, negotiations management, and execution of regular business reviews.
: In new hardware or technology spaces, drive supplier selection through initiation of discussions, negotiation of master contracts and non-disclosure agreements, and work with the development teams to assess technological and manufacturing capabilities and overall 'fit' for Microsoft
and coordinate with cross-functional teams and other Sourcing
leaders to ensure our strategy includes all appropriate business opportunities and to drive strategy adoption towards alignment of the supplier roadmap.
ambition to grow with Microsoft
energy & impactful individual with demonstrated ability to succeed in a high demand and ultra-high stress environment.
ability to successfully navigate through ambiguity and challenging obstacles through the gathering of facts, evaluation of alternatives, an open mind, thought-through strategy, and superior communications to lead cross-functional organizations through sourcing activities.
to both quantify and qualify situations.
professional with a relentless drive to overachieve and make it look and feel easy.
ability to think strategically but detailed oriented to support ideology with facts. Ability
to articulate points of view with executive management but execute plans when directed. A team player who can roll-up his/her sleeves to get the job done.
to triangulate "opinions" to formulate facts and actions.
minimum of 6 years' direct experience in Tier
1 strategic sourcing in the OEM
consumer electronics industry, AND/OR
as a Commercial Account Manager
in a world-leading Contract Manufacturer
, or Original Design Manufacturer
side of the industry.
or Equivalent Experience
, preferably with Bachelor's Degree
be a business professional with strong engineering expertise.
experience in complex, large contract and price negotiations.
presence and professionalism with the ability to crisply articulate positions and build rapport quickly. Ability
to articulate points of view with executive management but execute plans when directed.
in market analysis and sourcing planning to dissect market size, players, customers, growth, technology replacements/forecasts, pricing trends, etc. to formulate sourcing strategies.
in Financial Statement Analysis
to derive should-cost models and cost competitiveness/financial strengths of suppliers before RFx
up process costing utilizing Activity Based Costing
and other methodologies to build should-cost models.
project management skills (Consumer Electronics Integrated Project Management
) and ability to deep dive to solve problems and manage tactical day-to-day activities.
Supply Chain Operation's Management
to assess and improve factory SMT
, test, box-build production costs through improved efficiencies and yields. Ability
to assess and improve total landed cost through supply chain analysis from component supply base through to distribution channel.
This position is based at the Microsoft
headquarters in Redmond
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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