Direct Sourcing Commodity Manager - Audio Visual
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
The Direct Sourcing Commodity Manager - Audio/Visual is responsible for managing the sourcing and installation of Audio Visual solutions used in the Apple Retail Stores worldwide.
- Audio Visual and/or electrical engineering background and experience a plus
- Strong business acumen and supply chain management experience
- Experience with negotiations and multi-national supplier management.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Must be a self starter who is comfortable working independently.
Strategy: Improve existing supplier strategy for Audio Visual and expand the supply base Travel as necessary to facilitate new supplier bring-up and ensure quality specifications are met for worldwide supply base Develop worldwide Audio Visual install supply base to optimize supplier travel time and cost. Support and troubleshoot store integration/installation issues worldwide Partner with R&D and Development for cost and schedule efficiency opportunities Manage highest level relationships with supply base Supplier Management: Lead RFP’s, contract negotiations and procurement for Audio visual worldwide Drive pricing negotiations through supply base with support from cross functional team Drive value engineering initiatives for this commodity Continuous research and education of key Audio visual technologies and suppliers to review market trends applicable to improving the tore environment Execution: Ensure flawless execution of project delivery and quality for commodity. Lead Supplier forecasting to ensure zero air freight exposure for commodity. Identify process improvements and efficiencies.