Graduate Project Specialist (Full Time) Supply Chain Operations - Netherlands

  • Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Start Date: 1st September 2017
Location: Amsterdam

We are seeking intelligent and passionate university students to join the EMEAR Supply Chain Operations Team as a Graduate Project Specialist. If you want to work within supply chain with technology and innovation and play a role in contributing to its success, then this is the right role for you!

The Cisco Supply Chain Operations organization is responsible for taking engineering innovations from the drawing board all the way through to our customers. Whether it's complex, high-end, configure-to-order systems or high-volume off-the-shelf products, Supply Chain Operations is responsible for turning ideas into powerful customer solutions. As part of the Operations, Processes and Systems team, Supply Chain Operations at Cisco is a global organization with more than 9,000 employees in more than 50 locations around the world.

Enabling Today's Business, Preparing for the Future:
In Supply Chain Operations we have an opportunity and the responsibility to enable Cisco's business now and prepare for the future. Our vision and strategy continue to emphasize the importance of providing our customers an unrivaled customer experience by delivering a flexible, innovative and scalable supply chain while continuing to build upon our strong operational foundation. Cisco is also committed to social and environmental responsibility in our supply chain. We work with our suppliers to maintain a sustainable supply chain that meets our standards for ethics, labor practices, health and safety, and the environment.

We encourage you to become a part of this dynamic organization where on a daily basis we leverage Cisco's aggressive competitive spirit and accelerate time to market by empowering our employees to use their expertise to take good business risks. As Cisco expands into new technologies, and geographies, it's become an exciting time to be part of the Supply Chain Operations team.

Successful candidates will work in areas such as:
* Work as part of a new product development team to develop our products and manufacturing processes.
* Provide innovative solutions to optimize Supply Chain Operations internal and external processes, policies, protocols, and tools to enable the best cost, quality, and delivery of Cisco products.
* Assist with creating, analyzing, and releasing product and process documentation.
* Work with cross-functional product teams to problem solve root causes on product and process failures and provide engineering recommendations on product design and manufacturability.
* Collaborate with marketing, finance, sales and the Supply Chain Organization to develop manufacturing strategies and protocols.
* Identify, develop, and qualify new components to meet next generation product and customer needs.
* Collaborate with Engineering and provide closed loop feedback regarding forecast trends and accuracy.
* Run agile sprint and project management activities
* Enabling of SaaS Delivery Models for NPI and Cloud based software offerings
* Opportunity to learn about various manufacturing product development methodologies such as Design for Manufacturing/Cost/Quality/Reliability/Packaging/Assembly.
* Opportunity to learn about supply chain technical capabilities and industry trends.
* Interface with Cisco suppliers to support and maintain daily operation health on product quality and customer delivery

Who You Are
* Due to graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Communications Technology, Technology Management Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Manufacturing or equivalent, all relevant Engineering disciplines or a related area
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Must be fluent in English & Dutch
* Team oriented, have strong communication and influencing skills
* Demonstrated interest in supply chain
* Understanding of Cloud based SW deliveries and Software as a Service (SaaS) models
* Have a passion for technology
* Detail oriented, resourceful, and able to prioritize under deadlines
* Leadership, interpersonal skills, creative thinker and problem solver
* Possess a willingness to change and to drive change
* Must have the correct visa requirements to work in Netherlands

What we offer you:
* We believe flexibility in the workplace is important to make sure you have a good work-life balance
* Competitive salary package with pension and insurances
* Cisco play: A variety of activities to get involved in such as our onsite gym
* A world of opportunities: Personalized learning, mentoring, stretch assignments and world-class career growth programs
* Culture of recognition: Promotions, bonuses, recognition, summer party and family party

Bring your personality to work
We believe that changing the future requires more than just a special ability. Playing and thinking outside the box is an essential part of what we do, meaning your mindset and personality are just as important as your skills. Collaboration, innovation and creativity are more than buzzwords for us. They're strengths we look for in every employee.

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