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    Job Opportunity: Global Supply Chain Manager - Jabil (San Jose, CA)

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      The Global Supply Chain Manager assists the Global Business Unit Materials Manager in developing and deploying the global business unit's strategic supply chain activities within the assigned sites where the business unit manufacturers product. This position may include situational analysis, strategy development and guidance in implementation for the functional disciplines of supply chain development, procurement and customer pricing. These strategies should support the individual customer's needs and be complementary to Jabil's overall Supply Chain Management goals. The Global Supply Chain Manager works under the guidance of the Global Business Unit Materials Manager, and provide leadership and strategic direction to the workcells in factories where the business unit manufacturers.





      • Staff the global supply chain team to meet the objectives of Jabil and the customer
      • Establish and communicate the expectations of each global position in terms of the mission and goals of the business unit
      • Communicate criteria to recruiters


      Employee and Team Development

      • Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis
      • Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility
      • Coach and mentor team members to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer
      • Assist with the creation and management of succession plans as requested


      Performance Management

      • Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. SCM metrics, results against timelines, training documentation, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals)
      • Solicit ongoing feedback from Business Unit Management, Commodity Management, Materials Management, peers and team members on team member's contribution to the team. Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to team members based on feedback
      • Express pride in the team and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments
      • Influence and assist in performing team member evaluations professionally and on time
      • Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals
      • Coordinate activities of teams and keep them focused in times of crisis
      • Influence and assist with ensuring recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility



      • Provide periodic communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the team
      • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style
      • Ask questions; encourage input from staff
      • Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly




      Business Strategy and Direction:

      • Know and understand the Corporation’s strategic direction
      • Analyze the customer’s needs and develop an appropriate supply chain strategy that is in alignment with Jabil’s organizational goals
      • In concert with the Operations Materials Managers, educate the Business Unit’s factory workcells and champion implementation of the supply chain strategy
      • Define, develop and make effective use of cost analysis tools
      • Provide feedback to staff on cost and cost trends


      Cost Management:

      • Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes or complete re-engineering of processes and systems)
      • Define, develop and make effective use of cost analysis tools
      • Provide feedback to staff on cost and cost trends


      Forecast Development and Accuracy:

      • Participate in Jabil’s monthly forecast cycle with Business Unit Management and Operations Management as required




      Supply Chain Management

      • Clearly and regularly communicate the customer’s needs to Commodity Management, Operations Materials Management and the Business Unit Buyers to ensure that Jabil provides supply chain solutions that foster success
      • Manage the periodic (typically quarterly) materials quotation cycle for Business Unit Strategic Commodities.  Assist in executing the RFQ as appropriate for the business unit
      • Identify and facilitate the qualification of new, alternate and/or localized suppliers for Business Unit Strategic commodities
      • Negotiate favorable pricing, payment terms, and advanced supply chain optimization programs such as supplier-owned inventory, Just-in-Time delivery schedules, reduced lead times and cancellation terms, return privileges, and EDI/SIS demand communication with Jabil’s Business Unit Strategic suppliers
      • Working in concert with Jabil’s Commodity Management Team, recommend customer BOM pricing at the component level that promotes Jabil’s competitiveness
      • In collaboration with Commodity Management, lead the effort to obtain full commodity and sourcing control of both Jabil Strategic and Business Unit Strategic commodities
      • Through early design involvement and qualification of alternate suppliers on existing products, promote the use of Jabil’s Strategic Suppliers
      • Focus on achievement of Jabil’s financial and operational goals


      Customer Service 

      • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service
      • Represent Jabil’s materials team in a professional manner during customer meetings, audits, presentations and conference calls
      • Anticipate and meet/exceed customer expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively.  Make customer issues a priority
      • Serve as an escalation point for customer issues that cannot be resolved in a timely manner within the Workcell
      • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor
      • Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy
      • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


      Supervisory Responsibilities

      • Manage engineering groups including electrical, mechanical, and software engineering, program-and project managers
      • Set goals and objectives for the group and individuals
      • Coordinate and cooperate with all departments to support the overall business objectives
      • Provide high level oversight of all engineering projects



      • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Materials Logistics Management, or related discipline
      • Three to five years related experience
      • Domestic and international travel is required
      • Or a combination of education, experience and/or training
      • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
      • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
      • Ability to effectively present information to Business Unit Management, Customer, and other members of the Jabil materials community
      • Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages
      • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
      • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
      • Strong knowledge of global and regional logistics operations and industry
      • Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets
      • Strong financial and analytical ability.  Proficiency in managing business analytics to determine optimum company footprint
      • Strong knowledge of international direct and indirect taxes as well as global customs regimes
      • Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity and cost reduction programs
      • Strong and convincing communication skills
      • Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required


      Jabil is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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