Intel Supply Chain Commodity Manager in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

About this position…

In this position, as a Purchasing Manager, you will collaborate closely with business unit and sales team partners to develop and implement global sourcing strategies, supplier selections, supplier management, and contract negotiations. You will be responsible for identifying suppliers for both software and switch products based on Intel's rapidly evolving data center solutions business. These suppliers will need to meet Intel’s high standard of cost, quality, availability, technology and sustainability or be developed to meet these requirements. You will be tasked with creating new relationships including writing and negotiating purchasing, licensing and reseller agreements to meet the business requirements. This position requires strong leadership and communication skills, coupled with the ability to influence our partners to drive the right supply chain decision and strategies for Intel. You will interact and influence a diverse group of global stakeholders and colleagues executives, leaders, suppliers, planners, engineers, finance, legal, sales, program managers, etc., which provide exposure and insight to Intel strategies and technologies.


This Purchasing Manager will represent the Global Supply Chain Group and communicate priorities in both internal BU and external meetings with suppliers. Must be comfortable leading and collaborating with globally dispersed teams in a complex, dynamic business environment. Develop/execute deal structures, contracts, negotiations and business models comprehending intellectual property concerns, licensing scope, statements of work, go to market strategies and others as appropriate for the business. Drive RFQ process as well as lead negotiations covering contracts, warranty and licensing with suppliers. You will align with key stakeholders to develop supply strategies, product specifications and Statements of work.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Supplier Management: Understand and manage holistic, global value supply chains that lead to a competitive advantage effectively manage complex sourcing requirements and influence senior stakeholders to approve strategic direction and actively manage supplier performance to deliver CQAT (cost, quality, availability, & technology) advantages.

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think broadly and shape the vision, considering unintended implications. Drive strategic discussions utilizing knowledge of key market dynamics related to internal and cross-group business initiatives. Participates in both internal and external strategic influence forums draws from deep industry & technological expertise and job-specific applications and learns from competitors.

  • Influence: Knows the stakeholders, anticipates outcomes and consistently achieves buy-in. Is considered an equal consistently gains commitment from senior managers to a recommended course of action, and can be called upon to have broad-based business discussions based on business acumen.

  • Establishes network, initiates, raises, and gains closure on complex issues. Yields influence without having to be present and provides business recommendations to VP/Director level and key stakeholders in both internal and external organizations.

  • Supply Chain Intelligence: Be recognized as a domain expert on supply base ecosystem and competitive landscape demonstrating ability to deploy broad range of supply chain techniques and methodologies. Proactively recognizes opportunities to leverage external capabilities.

  • Results Orientation: Sets & delivers against high-impact, meaningful, and challenging goals. Proactively recognizes when established business processes are not delivering desired outcome, and actively drives corrective actions. Aligns goals and timelines to stakeholders' expectations and highlights roadblocks and produces various solutions.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Qualifications listed as preferred or additional will be considered a plus factor for applicants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 15+ yrs of commercial experience and leadership, in the field, or Masters/MBA with 12 + yrs of related experience in technology sourcing and leadership.

  • Software Ecosystem Expertise: Understanding of software licensing, distribution and support models.

  • Demonstrable experience driving complex business transactions from deal conception and negotiations to contract closure and supply ramp, including collaboration with engineering, IP, product development and contract manufacturing elements.

  • Related experience in the following: Knowledge of Manufacturing Outsourcing and supply chain, component suppliers, and Electronic Manufacturing Systems assembly. Experience working in diverse global, cross-functional teams.

  • This U.S. position is open to U.S. Workers Only. A U.S. Worker is someone who is either a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident, or a person granted Refugee or Asylum status by the U.S. Government. Intel will not sponsor a foreign national for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain Management, Business Continuity Planning

  • Contracting, pricing, supply chain/sourcing strategies

  • Defining and managing supplier collaboration

  • Role models personal accountability for achieving results

  • Demonstrates personal initiative and proactively addresses issues

  • Ability to analyze data effectively and establish a plan of action

  • Able to apply problem solving skills to generate solutions

  • Forges alliances with stakeholders and suppliers to provide the best solutions

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth

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