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Title:  Sourcing/Commodity Mgr (E-sourcing Tools)


Bangalore, Karnataka, IN, 560071

Requisition ID:  29432


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Job Summary:

As a Sourcing manager, you are part of the Global Indirect Procurement team responsible for sourcing of goods, and services for your designated categories.  You will lead complex sourcing projects from end to end, incl. but not limited to set up of RFXs within the sourcing tools, project management of the project as well as managing timely communication with internal stakeholders/customers and providing project updates and external communication with suppliers. You will also be responsible for contract negotiations of strategic and complex projects. You will be dedicated to specific sets of categories and you will work with your Business Sourcing Partner(s) and Category Managers to be aligned with the related category strategies as well as internal customer requirements.

Additionally, you will be responsible to maintain the contracting database and feed the SRM system as required. Accuracy of data and support to monthly reporting will be part of your responsibilities, too

To be successful, you will need to be extremely organized; able to collaborate and partner in a complex environment; have good communication and facilitation skills; and be a motivated self-starter.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:


·Execution of complex sourcing projects in designated business units, working with the business unit customers, Business Sourcing Partners as well as Category Managers which includes but is not limited drafting of agreements, Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ) documentation with limited direction using traditional or e-sourcing applications.

·Works with the internal customers as well as the Business Sourcing Partner to define detailed business requirements with designated business units, prioritizing business requirements and taking them through approval process

·Supports execution of local, regional and global sourcing strategies for designated categories/areas of spend

·Participates in post sourcing project reviews and project evaluations

·Implements change management strategies within designated business units to increase utilization of best practices sourcing and procurement solutions

·Participates in standardized relationship management processes globally for designated business area(s)

·Assists the Business Sourcing Partner in business unit capacity and demand planning forecasting customer business unit demand for GSS services

·Negotiation of global preferred supplier agreements

·Maintains the contracting database and feeds the SRM system


  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to motivate and manage people
  • A strong team player
  • Solid decision-making ability using available facts in sensitive client and internal situations
  • Ability to develop and implement processes across multiple programs to create consistency and efficiencies
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both internally, with client stakeholders, and the supplier community)
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft business tools
  • Experience in using eSourcing tools including eRFx, reverse auctions, project management tools, and contract management tools.
  • Strong knowledge of Procure-to-Pay processes


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is required, Master’s degree is preferred


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 

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