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Sr. Manager, Component Product Management

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 16020

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

The Sr. Manager, Component Product Management is responsible for managing the business's supply chain in order to increase and maximize shareholder value. The Sr. Manager, Component Product Management will build, develop and maintain the necessary vendor and supplier relationships in order to meet all business goals and objectives. The Sr. Manager, Component Product Management will develop and maintain strong internal controls, policies and procedures throughout the company relative to the procurement of goods and services. The person will manage the buying activities of all field personnel who are actively involved in the procurement of goods and services as well as promote positive work environment, spirit of cooperation and support for coworkers, and professionals and when interacting with internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assess the current purchasing process flow in the company and make all necessary changes, in a collaborative manner with both Operations and Accounting, in order to have strong and scalable internal controls. These controls include warehouse inventory controls

• Analyze the company’s current supply chain for all its main goods and services and make all necessary changes that support business strategies and goals

• Analyze the company’s supply chain from a quality/cost standpoint and find opportunities to reduce supply chain cost while maintaining product and service quality. Negotiate new terms and pricing in accordance with company values and standards

• Maintain strong active vendor and supplier relationships; setup and maintain quarterly communication sessions to review vendor performance and changes in company strategies and objectives

• Manage and oversee the staff involved in procurement activities that occur in all field operations’ offices

• May work with various departments in aspects of purchasing and acts as a liaison between departments and vendors

• Manage all significant purchase contracts and agreements

• Oversee the company’s ERP system in the requisitioning and procurement of company goods and services; work closely with Accounting and Accounts Payable on vendor questions and disputes regarding invoice payments

• Negotiate commercial and contract terms for various key areas

• Manage procurement team with supplier development and give input in long-term strategy roadmap


• Bachelor/Master Degree in Business Management, Accounting or a related field preferred

• minimum of 12 years work related experience preferred

• Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures

• Complete knowledge of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures

• Extensive knowledge of material work planning and methods engineering processes and procedures

• Extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements

• Strong orientation to technological strategies and concepts, vendor assessment and strategic sourcing

• Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office and MS Project

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