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As a Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for such things as:
* Developing Akamai’s long-term commodity strategy, creating short-term purchase plans, and executing them
* Defining pricing strategies and contract timing
* Evaluating market conditions and trends to ensure timely delivery of materials
* Managing deep and ongoing relationships with suppliers
* Ensuring compliance with contract terms, evaluating supplier performance, and minimizing errors & omissions
* Maintaining a high level of expertise around component industries and supplier market conditions

About the Team
The Networks organization is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining Akamai’s network.  As part of our Hardware Engineering group, you will be a critical part of our supply chain core team, responsible for ensuring the consistent and cost-effective supply of hardware to build the Akamai network.  You will use your extensive industry experience and supplier relationships to provide Akamai access to the best total cost and hardware availability possible in the market.

**Please note this position can also be based out of Seattle or Santa Clara**

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements: 
* 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or its equivalent
* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain 

Required Skills 
* 5 years of experience in server related commodities: memory, flash, DRAM, SSD, or HDD
* 5 years of relevant experience in commodity management or supply chain management
* 2 years of experience with x86 based servers, their components and function.

Desired Skills
* Master of Business Administration (MBA)
* Excellent communication and negotiation skills
* Experience in data center or server industry

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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