Google Commodity Manager, Memory in Mountain View, California

Commodity 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.

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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute commodity strategies.
  • Lead cross-functional teams through supplier selection.
  • Manage relationships with supplier executives.
  • Maintain high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions.
  • Implement supply chain improvements.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience in technology industry including procurement or supply chain management experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS/MBA in a technical field.
  • 10 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in a leadership or management role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing and supply chain processes.
  • Knowledge of management of memory devices such as Flash, SSD, DRAM, etc.

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