Commodity Manager for Google (Mountain View, CA)

Location: Mountain View (Global HQ)

Team: Manufacturing Supply Chain

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This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

The area: Technical Infrastructure

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google’s product portfolio possible. We’re proud to be our engineers’ engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We’re always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

The role: Commodity Manager

As a Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of supplier development and ongoing performance management to Google’s cutting edge technology and business needs. You will develop and execute Google’s material acquisition strategy and reduce total cost of ownership for Servers, Storage and Networking hardware in support of our infrastructure deployment that powers all of Google’s services. As a seasoned professional, you will be expected to lead and participate on large projects as well as understand and resolve complex issues that put company objectives at risk. You will be a key part of an end-to-end supply chain team that drives continuous improvement and ensures operational excellence in support of Google’s rapid growth.


  • Develop commodity strategies and execute on them.
  • Lead cross functional teams through robust supplier selection for new platforms.
  • Conduct high level negotiations and secure comprehensive agreements with supplier executives.
  • Maintain high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions.
  • Manage supplier performance to world class in Cost, Quality, Delivery and technology alignment. Implement “best in class” supply chain improvements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience).
  • 5 years of commodity management or supply chain management experience in the high-tech industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical undergraduate with MBA or MS degree.
  • 10 years of commodity management or supply chain management experience in a high-tech industry.
  • Prior leadership or management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing and supply chain processes.
  • Proven leadership skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to drive change with a long term perspective across multiple functions and transform the business.

The Big Picture

Mountain View (Global HQ)

Want to stop talking about changing the world and actually do it? At Google Mountain View, our global headquarters, we make products for hundreds of millions of users around the world that change the ways they create, share, communicate, collaborate and do business.

Location: Mountain View (Global HQ)

Manufacturing Supply Chain

Provide the manufacturing capability to deliver Google’s leading-edge physical infrastructure.

Team: Manufacturing Supply Chain

Commodity Manager

Location: Mountain View (Global HQ)

Team: Manufacturing Supply Chain

Apply now

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