Supply Chain Program Manager (SCPM)- SC readiness, End to End Cost & Margin Focus position

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Supply chain program manager

Supply Chain Program Manager (SCPM)- SC readiness, End to End Cost & Margin Focus position

What You'll Do:

The Nexus Data Center Switching (DCS) group is looking for a motivated and skilled Supply Chain Program Manager (SCPM) to drive the supply chain readiness, total cost management, and BOM resiliency on all HW programs from pre-concept to FCS.

Supply Chain Program Manager (SCPM) will be accountable for the assigned product portfolio’s total cost & margin management, cost reduction programs and risk mitigation for new products.

SCPM has to understand all elements of HW & SW product cost; validate the integrity of the costed BOM and forward costing; be able to clearly articulate the main cost drivers, cost reduction, and cost avoidance activities and support Standard & Gross Margin management of HW & SW products through value engineering, Commodity Analysis and BOM optimization for all the Product Families for Data Center Switching.

The additional responsibility would be to prepare the supply chain and lead a ramp plan to ensure continuity of material supply and delivery between proto and early production for assigned HW products.

Who You'll Work With:

This SCPM Cost Management role is highly transparent and you will closely engage with key HW engineers in the Business Unit, Suppliers, GSM and SC finance to ensure Cost savings and Gross Margin performance expectations are met and aligned with BU strategy.

Who You Are:

3-5 years working experience needed in Supply Chain and Cost Management.


  • Effective people/interpersonal skills to work with engineering and manufacturing team members in a collaborative environment - Global teamwork experience,
  • Efficient organization and multi-tasking skills to manage various projects at a time,
  • Cost avoidance, cost reduction and value engineering,
  • Expertise in understanding a product Bill of Material and costing,
  • Experience in Manufacturing and process improvements to drive cost-down and lead-time improvements,
  • Knowledge on PLM processes, exposure to Agile PDM system is an advantage,
  • Advanced and outstanding analytical skills,
  • Advanced presentation skills,
  • Strong verbal and written English skills,
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills,
  • Knowledge and application of industry innovations / trends and application to product or program

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