Supply Chain Manager
DataDirect Networks, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

We are currently seeking a Supply Chain Manager (CM)

Job Summary:
Responsible for Developing and Managing an Efficient, Effective, World Class, Supply Chain Capable of Successfully Executing to DDN product, Cost, Flexibility and Quality/Manufacturing Requirements.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

Partner Development:
Develop partner(s) that meets DDN roadmap, Lowest Landed Cost, Flexibility, Manufacturing/Quality Requirements.
Monitoring the EMS Industry to ensure DDN’s Competitive Position.
Develop Strategic Supply Chain looking out for a 3+ year Horizon.

Performance Management:
Lead Quarterly Business Reviews with CMs.
Develop Quarterly Business Review (QBR) process and Scorecard.
Implement CM Development Plans.
Coordinate CM Site Audits/ Re-Audits.
Drive Continuous Improvement at CM using KPI Metrics.
Develop, Implement and Manage CM Capacity management processes and tool.

CM Business Relationships:
Responsible for establishing and Implementation of Contracts (MMA, MPA,SLA,).
Negotiate Liability Settlements.
Conduct Executive Business Meetings.
Escalation Point to Executive Management for DDN Business Issues.

Cost Ownership:
Responsible for CM Cost Model/Landed Cost Analysis.
Responsible for Industry Benchmark of Cost.
Implement Cost Management Processes.

Qualifications for this role are:
Strong Business and Leadership Skills.
Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills with demonstrated track record.
Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and executive interfacing skills.
Thorough knowledge of EMS industry and manufacturing environment.
Experience in Supply Chain Strategy Development.
5-10 Years experience in Global Supply Chain Management.
Strong Understanding of CM Cost Models.
Strong Working Knowledge of ,Financial, and Commercial (Int’l ) issues.
Good understanding of Latin and Asian business cultures.

Desired Proactive Behaviors

Adaptable - undertake a variety of tasks willingly.
Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required.
Display energy and initiative in solving problems.
Follow all possible avenues to get the job done.
Adapt quickly to new technologies and products.
Work effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.
Quality - demonstrate appropriate quality and thoroughness in your work.
Decisive - ability to make decisions quickly when faced with multiple options.
Ability to influence others in decided course of action.
Integrity - act with personal integrity at all times.
Professional - work within your team's processes.
Confront problems, propose solutions and take ownership through to resolution or ensure a clear hand-off.
Have a positive can-do approach to work.

DDN has a strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:

Self-Starter – A pro-active orientation and the ability to operate independently to achieve goals.
Success/Achievement Orientation – Ability to thrive in the face of adversity, drive to overcome all obstacles to reach goals.
Leveraging Relationships – Orientation to leverage all relationships (internally and externally) to maximize personal and DDN successes.
Problem Solving – Ability to understand a situation and to identify the best route to satisfy all concerned parties and enhance DDN’s brand.

DDN takes pride in developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, DDN welcomes opportunities to learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners.

Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!

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