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Commodity Manager, Silicon

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.

At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.

Job Description

What You’ll Do

The Commodity Manager is responsible to strategically develop Integrated Circuits commodity strategies for Arista in order to drive time to market, continuity of supply and meet cost reduction initiatives. The role will require the individual to be familiar with the complete range of strategic sourcing activities. This includes the analysis of spend, the formulation of and implementation of commodity strategies, the negotiation of contracts and the ongoing management of strategic supplier relationships.

  • Creates, implements, and maintains strategic sourcing strategies for Arista’s Power ICs and Discrete ICs commodities to support company requirements.
  • Undertakes spend analysis, supplier assessment and supplier selection to agreed processes.
  • Develops and implements commodity strategies in line with company and manufacturing initiatives to improve supply chain efficiencies and reduce the total cost of supply chain management.
  • Builds cost models (TAC/should cost) to validate commodity strategies and to understand cost drivers.
  • Coordinates all activities with Engineering, NPI, and suppliers to ensure the selection of parts with long lifetimes and solid supply availability.
  • Working with the site supply chain leads, this individual will manage relationships with suppliers on behalf of Arista.
  • Develops a robust commodity supply base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage for Arista, utilizing global markets, leveraging spend, and best in class technologies.
  • Monitors/reports on priority projects and savings.
  • Ensures that agreed strategic sourcing targets for cost reduction are met in the commodity portfolio. This includes responsibility for meeting improvement plan targets and year on year cost reductions.
  • Provides support to NPI teams as required to meet target costs and establish program cost models.
  • Negotiations and management of cost models for suppliers to include "hard" money (such as price, volume discounts, etc.) and "soft" money (such as expertise, technical backup, etc.) in the context of Total Acquisition Cost (TAC) and Total Opportunity Cost (TOC).
  • Identification and delivery of opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Provides input for annual and long-term savings targets.
  • Trains/Mentors junior supply chain personnel on strategic sourcing process.
  • Ensures appropriate performance measure (Technology, Quality, Cost and Delivery) of supply base and feedback of results.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Operations or Engineering required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a networking environment (preferred), electronics or electrical, purchasing, commodity management and materials management positions. CPIM, CIRM, and/or C.P.M. desired.
  • Excellent Program and Project Management Skills.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management.
  • Utilize strong team building abilities to lead cross-functional process improvement teams and lead change within the organization. Ability to coordinate cross-site, multi-functional objectives.
  • Ability to interface and positively influence at all levels through excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of ICs commodity, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Strong PC application skills. Including complement of Microsoft Office Software, with strong capabilities in Project and Access.

Compensation Information

The new hire base pay for this role has a salary range of $122,000 to $178,000. Arista offers different pay ranges based on work location, so that we can offer consistent and competitive pay appropriate to the market. The actual base pay offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and work location. The pay range provided reflects base pay only and in addition certain roles may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses and equity. Employees in Sales roles are eligible to participate in Arista’s Sales Incentive Plan, which pays commissions calculated as a percentage of eligible sales. US-based employees are also entitled to benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, tax savings and income protection. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Arista Networks is an equal opportunity employer. Arista makes all hiring and employment-related decisions in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable federal, state, or law law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.