Director, Supply Chain - Consumer Products

Manufacturing and Operations Santa Clara, California


Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.


Your Career


We're seeking innovators - operations managers who seek to develop state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need people who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

As a key member of our Consumer Group, you will be responsible for driving the relationship with our supply base and manufacturing partners.  You will work closely with cross-functional teams that include Logistics, Engineering, Product, and Software.  The perfect candidate will be able to lead at both the tactical and strategic level and have a blend of technical experience and business acumen.  

Your impact

Our team designs and builds hardware devices, networking technologies, software, and services for delivering on customer needs and wants, innovating with opinion to anticipate customer requirements.  Our designs are beautiful, customer appropriate, and functional.  

As Director, Supply Chain you are responsible for manufacturing hardware devices to consumers which meet objectives of quality, timeliness and cost.  You will work with Product Management, Design, and Engineering early in the development process to provide DFX inputs and to gain intelligence about the product in order to plan and execute on manufacturing and supply chain tasks according to overall product schedules. You will be responsible for the performance of the supply base from both a cost and quality standpoint, and will manage the relationship with our manufacturing partners.  You will play a large role in ensuring product launch readiness, designing supporting capacity plans, gate reviews, and working with other members of the operations team in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of our end to end supply chain.   You partner with areas outside of the Consumer Group to take advantage of their skills, experience, and bandwidth for the benefit of consumer projects.  

The products you work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so you are entrepreneurial and hands-on in your operations management approach.  You will help build the supply chain team to deliver on a 10-year mission, as this is a start-up area within Palo Alto Networks.  

You will develop and grow operations talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning, and retention in a fast growth, highly competitive economic environment.

Your experience
  • 10+ years of Operations/Supply Chain Experience
  • Bachelor degree preferably in Engineering or Operations related field
  • Excellent understanding of NPI, manufacturing and testing processes
  • Experience with BOMs and Revision Control documentation in a PLM tool such as Arena/Agile
  • Knowledge of the DFX process including being able analyze future cost impacts
  • Experience leading contract negotiations and commercial discussions at a global level
  • Excellent supplier and material management experience 
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to Operations management
  • Experience developing supply chain  KPI’s and positively impacting performance
  • Bilingual in Mandarin a strong plus

The Team 

Our team designs and builds hardware devices, networking technologies, software, and services for delivering on customer needs and wants, innovating with opinion to anticipate customer requirements. Our designs are beautiful, customer appropriate, and functional.


The products you work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so you are entrepreneurial and hands-on in your engineering approach while helping to craft a vision and being a key member to execute on that vision. 

We contribute to Palo Alto Networks being the fastest growing cybersecurity company in the world by understanding the evolution of cyberattacks and designing products to keep users safer and more secure.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.