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Manager, Indirect Purchasing (Software Licensing)

San Jose, United States
Job Description:
As Manager, Indirect Purchasing, you will have the opportunity to work with a cross functional team among engineering, finance, legal and others and contribute to building the car of the future.  You will drive the purchasing strategy in engineering services and be a pivotal member to building the car that provides the ultimate user experience
·         Plan and implement purchasing strategies for software licensing
·         Collaborate with engineering, gather requirements and work with a cross functional team among engineering, legal and finance to execute purchases effectively and efficiently
·         Develop suppliers, prepare RFQs and RFPs, and ensure timely response from suppliers
·         Review quotes from the suppliers, negotiate pricing and select the most competitive supplier
·         Optimize the licensing models and strategies to provide the most effective licensing support for the engineering team and achieve cost saving for the company
·         Support engineering, supply chain, marketing, IT, HR, admin and other functions, as and when required in evaluating potential suppliers and providing an interface between supplier and other functions.
·         Present key supplier data to support purchasing and all other function’s sourcing decisions, such as quality performance, customer base, and delivery performance, level of quality accreditation, technology/process capability and design & development capability.
·         Optimize the purchasing process and related processes

·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Business, MBA and/or JD a big plus
·         3 to 5 years purchasing or consulting experience in high tech, manufacturing or related industries, automotive industry background is preferred
·         Strong negotiation skill and good business judgement
·         Strong communication and project management skills, strong power point and excel skills
·         Ability to work under pressure and independently with minimum supervision
·         Attention to detail and ability to multi task
·         Mandarin speaking is a plus