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On December 12th, 2019, the NetApp Global Procurement organization held its first-ever Global Supplier Summit with senior executives from some of NetApp’s most strategic suppliers. The event took place at NetApp headquarters in Sunnyvale with more than 160 attendees!
For this inaugural summit, we included forty strategic suppliers that support us in making our products and running our business globally. Our goals for the event were to ensure that our top suppliers understand NetApp’s strategy and vision, our ability to execute, and the requirements to grow with NetApp, and that they feel a call to action to elevate their relationship with us and to start planning to win together.
Braga is Vice President of Global Procurement and Contract Manufacturing at NetApp. In this role, he leads a global organization responsible for multi-billion dollars of spend with Direct and Indirect suppliers and partners, as well as drives the relationships with contract manufacturing factories. Braga is a Global Procurement Leader, an Electrical Engineer, and MBA with 20 years of experience. He has created, managed, and re-engineered Global Procurement organizations across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to NetApp, Tony Braga held Vice President of Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing positions at Medtronic and Juniper Networks. Early in his career, Braga spent 13 years with Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, including 5 years at the headquarters in France, where he held numerous positions in engineering, bids and proposals, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement.