NPI Materials Manager
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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.
Palo Alto Networks is seeking an experienced and highly motivated NPI Materials Manager (NPI MM) to join our exciting, fast growing company. In this role, the New Product Introduction Materials Manager will work closely with both the HW NPI PM and our contract manufacturer as the single point of contact to ensure continuity of supply for all materials required for scheduled NPI launches and ramps. In addition to the daily activities, this role will continue to focus on ways to scale and optimize the material readiness process. This position reports to the Sr. Manager of HW NPI and is based at our headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.
Validate the latest supply plan is being communicated to our CM and component suppliers
Manage on-time delivery of all materials to support SMT builds
Placing risk-buy PO’s to suppliers as place holders to support upcoming
Partner with SBM team to ensure second sourcing is being maximized
Manage all material shortages from NPI through transition to sustaining
Develop SKU risk summary ahead of Pre-Pilot builds
Maintain a risk buy and PPV spreadsheet/tracker
Manage and maintain a CM safety stock program and SMI/VMI programs with suppliers
Review and disposition E&O after each build and close out all NPI E&O before transferring to sustaining
Manage resolution to any pricing discrepancies between Arena and the CM published pricing
Submit and manage NPI build PO’s for NRE, tooling and testing
Lead NPI materials process improvement Your Experience
5+ years NPI Materials Planning and Supply Chain experience
Experience working directly with Suppliers and Contract Manufacturers
Experience managing materials for SMT builds
Excellent analytical and negotiating skills
Ability to successfully work across multiple levels of an organization
Ability to work in a fast paced environment a must
Strong understanding of PLM and BOM management with key tools such as Arena and/or Agile
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
A proven track record of being highly productive
The ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Our HW NPI group is a team of professionals with extensive supply chain and project management experience in the contract manufacturing industry. This team has a proven track record of successfully launching new products on-time with a quality first approach. We’re dedicated to moving the needle as it relates to improving product quality, product margins and efficiency by utilizing world-class Manufacturing concepts to optimize supply chain processes and strategies.
If you have a passion for extensive end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain with the knowledge and experience, we want you!
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