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Title:  EMS Commodity Manager - Guadalajara



Requisition ID:  124150

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?


"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

An EMS Commodity Manager at NetApp is instrumental in the oversight of NetApp's commercial relationship with companies that produce its products.  In this role, the EMS Commodity Manager ensures a strong relationship with external partners to deliver optimal performance. The EMS Commodity Manager works with cross-functional teams including Engineering and other Operations functions during supplier selection through product End of Service. 


The EMS Commodity Manager will collaborate across the organization to drive activities with responsibilities including but not limited to: 

  • Be an expert on the EMS, Contract Manufacturing and ODM market landscape and dynamics.
  • Lead all aspects of commercial contractual negotiations with suppliers including NDAs, SOWs, and Corporate Agreements.
  • Establish sourcing strategy across relevant partners to drive long-term goals of technology development, COS (Continuity of Supply), cost, quality, social responsibility, and sustainability.
  • Exceed NetApp's objectives of Total Cost of Ownership, Time to Market, Supply Chain Design and Performance, Technology and Innovation, Quality and Compliance.
  • Provide creative and innovative solutions to maintain the highest level of quality and cost competitiveness.
  • Create communication strategies to ensure clear understandings of prioritization between multiple companies.
  • Perform detailed assessments of supplier quote submissions with should-cost analysis and implement cost reductions on prototype and series production products and services.
  • Act as an escalation path for NetApp Operations functions in the event Contract Manufacturers are not meeting production schedules, NPI, quality, efficiency, or supply milestones.
  • Develop and nurture executive relationships with Contract Manufacturers and ODM partners to ensure that NetApp's needs across Product Development, NPI, Supply Chain Planning, Fulfillment and Sourcing are prioritized within the management chain of partners.

Job Requirements

  • 12 years related experience in operations working with contract manufacturing or account management working for leading EMS, contract manufacturers, ODMs or OEMs.
  • Demonstrated track record of innovating and streamlining outsourced manufacturing operations in high technology products into a global supply chain.
  • Proven track record of advanced problem solving of complex technical and/or resource.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish 


Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Engineering equivalent technical degree. An advanced degree or MBA is preferred.


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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

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