Amazon Sr. Supply Chain Manager STL, GA Portfolio Management in North Reading, Massachusetts
Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? We apply advances in robotics and software to solve real-world problems that delight our customers' experiences in ways we can't even imagine yet.
Amazon Robotics has locations in the greater Boston and Seattle area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse teams come from all over the world to design, test and build our dynamic fleet of robots, mechatronic systems and pack automation solutions. Having our offices, labs, test floors and factories all co-located means that we can design the hardware, write the code, test, build and watch it all come to life. This allows us to innovate quickly and on limitless ideas. Current advancements are underway in autonomous movement and mobility, artificial intelligence and machine learning, manipulation, simulation, robotic management software, predictive analytics, and much more.
The Amazon Robotics Supply Chain and Operations organization sources and manufactures a portfolio of robotics technology and is responsible for delivering new products by enabling the right suppliers and technologies, and getting the right materials to the right place at the right time to support our network of global fulfillment and transportation solutions. It is a fast-paced operation that works cross-functionally with teams across Amazon and is driven by data and metrics.
The Supply Chain team is seeking an experienced Sr. Supply Chain Single Threaded Leader (STL) with a proven background in Robotics automation, global supplier management and new product introduction programs. The successful candidate for this position will be experienced working with product and engineering teams on the development and scaled production of advanced technology. They are self-managing, have a high sense of urgency and driven to achieve defined product development, supplier management, and scaled manufacturing goals.
The STL has an important role developing supplier and supply chain strategies for their portfolio of robotics products. They work with commodity managers and suppliers to meet the technical and commercial specifications necessary for Robotics to satisfy its internal partners in Product, Hardware Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Deployment, and Field Operations.
Key job responsibilities
The Supply Chain Single Threaded Leader (SC STL) has an important role in ensuring that their respective category and suppliers meet the technical and commercial specifications necessary for Robotics to satisfy its internal Manufacturing Operations, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, and Hardware Engineering customers. This important role is guided by the below tenets
Focus - The single-threaded leader should be the most effective decision-maker for the business area, irrespective of title or functional role
Responsibility - Single-threaded leaders are empowered to make their own decisions even if these turn out to be bad decisions in hindsight
Accountability Single-threaded leaders own their dependencies and are responsible and accountable for all aspects of the initiative for the success of the initiative
Empowerment - Single-threaded teams are accountable for holding a high-quality bar for customers and should continue to follow good governance practices. Unless an explicit exception, the single-threaded leader cannot override existing good governance practices
Decision making - The single-threaded leader acts as a tie-breaker if the team cannot agree on a decision
Lead cross-functional supply chain team dedicated to the supply chain design, sourcing and logistics decisions, and supply chain execution of programs through the product development cycle.
Act as single point of contact for program resources (leadership and working teams) to communicate Supply Chain decisions and progress, provide feedback on supply chain implications of program decisions and changes, and support financial planning and capital approvals for the program.
Collaborate with hardware engineering, operations and program teams on supplier selection, cost and new product introduction.
Responsible for definition and approval of the Supply Chain strategy (SSR), including identification of critical supply components, cost roadmap to meet payback targets, definition of capacity plan and associated sourcing and tooling requirements, supply chain risk assessment & mitigation plans
Work with sourcing in developing negotiation strategies for categories which impacts the product to deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with strategic suppliers pertaining to Amazon Robotics products supporting the priority programs as driven by the Operating Plan (OP)
Work with GCMs on managing overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, capacity planning, contracting, risk mitigation, and cost and quality improvements. - Develop roadmap to achieving NPI and GA total cost targets (TCO), including make vs. buy analysis and value engineering opportunities
Ensure non-cost goals (Sustainability, Supplier Development, Cost Savings) are met and supported by the Supply Chain strategy.
Logistics and Inventory Management strategies
where, how much, and when will inventory be held, and what strategies can we employ to hold inventory at strategic points to reduce lead times
A day in the life
Think Big, Bias for Action and Earns Trust - are the three key functional competencies that are needed to be successful in this role. This helps to demonstrate high Customer Obsession, taking ownership, dive deep in solving business problems and Deliver Results creating value. Key functional skills are strategic negotiation experience, extract insights from data and drive actions and communication skills to influence cross functional stakeholders on executing the supply chain strategy. Key deliverable - Develop the 2-3-year Supply Chain Strategy influencing program leadership and helps in achieving financial targets on cost and lead time helping financial payback.
About the team
The team contains subject matter experts who have the passion to solve business problems. As single-threaded leaders they are wholly dedicated to solving one business problem, wakes up in the morning and worries just about that one thing, ensuring the initiative’s vision and goals are always at the forefront and is ready to escalate risks early. The team believes in developing efficient and accurate mechanisms for communicating forecast and capacity requirements for new products to scale effectively. Finally actively support and foster a culture of inclusion.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
North Reading, MA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Westborough, MA, USA
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field.
• 7+ years of experience in supply chain, commodity, and supplier management in a combination of high/medium and low volume, global sourcing and operations manufacturing environment.
• 5+ years of direct experience working with a global supply base of electronics, mechanical and electro-mechanical suppliers and integrators/contract manufacturers involved in product sub and final assemblies
• Ability to review and understand engineering design documents for electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical parts and assembly drawings for products.
• Experience developing, leading, and executing global supplier cost, risk, and lead time reduction strategies.
• Experience with contract negotiation and execution with high volume domestic and internationally based contract manufacturers/integrators.
• Demonstrated use of technical, analytical, and management skills in supplier selection, supplier capacity planning, and supplier risk identification/mitigation in low/high – volume/mix programs.
• Master's degree in Business Administration, Industrial or Operations Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
• Experience working with electronics, electro mechanical and mechanical commodities.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment while prioritizing and managing multiple stakeholders, responsibilities, and delivering multiple first-of-their-kind programs with aggressive schedules.
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
• Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office tools, Tableau analytics, and ERP/PLM Systems.
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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $118,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $220,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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