Product Materials Manager

  • Location:
    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
<b>Who You'll Work With</b>
The Global Manufacturing Operations APJC team is responsible for managing the manufacturing and fulfillment activities including PCBA manufacturing, assembly, direct fulfillment, and OEM/ODM management in the APJC region.

The Team
Cisco seeks a Supply Chain Program Manager. In this role, you will lead manufacturing operations in the areas of Contract Manufacturer management, ODM management on Supply Operations assurance and manufacturing initiatives.
The selected individual will have the opportunity to collaborate cross functionally, partner with the CM/ODM and component suppliers as well as to take Supply Operations to the next level as it will be a critical responsibility of this individual to integrate these solutions with Cisco's manufacturing supply chain.

<b>What You'll Do</b>
1. Ongoing management of the Supply Operations;
2. Provide significant leadership to the CM and suppliers to ensure alignment to Cisco Mfg goals;
3. First point of escalation for all Supply Operations issues;
4. Manage and drive metrics in the area of manufacturing such as Continuity of Supply, inventory, cost and supplier delivery performance management that leads to assurance of OTS, OTD, Leadtime and Customer Satisfaction.
5. Ensure strong linkage with internal cross functional teams, and Central teams for business and mfg operations;
6. Program manage as well as develop timely short term & long-term solutions to address operational challenges of a complex nature which may require cross-functional/cross organizational issue resolution.

<b>Who You Are</b>
1. Extensive experience of manufacturing planning and supply chain management for a multinational or global company with strong knowledge of electronic industry supply chain.
2. Experience in Contract Manufacturing and production operations; with good overall knowledge of manufacturing processes and supply chain
3. Ability to develop solutions to complex problems which require creativity.
4. Self starter, self motivated: Ability to thrive in a remote setting (immediate team, direct line manager and dotted line managers can be located in different countries/time zones)
5. Results oriented and metric focused.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
7. Skilled in influencing, persuasion, and negotiation. Demonstrates ability to influence teams to achieve shared vision and drive accountability.
8. Ability to thrive in cross-functional environment. Ability to work well with a variety of people from different functions and cultures and in a virtual team setting, as well as having the flexibility to take on different roles/responsibilities as projects evolve and change
9. Strong leadership skills.
10. Demonstrated achievements in excellent project management
11. Ability to drive initiatives from start to end, on time, within budget and expectations

Minimum Qualifications
Educational Background Recommended
Typically requires BA/BS/BEng or equivalent plus 8+ years manufacturing experience. MBA is an added advantage.

Why Cisco
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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