Head of Global Supply

no comments Services LLC
    December 1, 2020
    Redmond, WA
    Job Type


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Engineering, Science, Supply Chain, or Business or 15 + years of equivalent experience in supply planning and management
    • 10+ years of experience in supply planning and management
    • 5+ years of experience developing and executing supply strategies
    • Data analysis experience analyzing data using Excel, SQL, or R
    • Experience in designing and implementing supply planning and supplier management processes in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like SAP, Oracle, Infor, or similar system

    Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

    The Kuiper team is looking for a Head of Global Supply who will build supply chain planning and management processes and be the supply chain subject-matter expert on the implementation of the Kuiper ERP system and planning tools. The ideal candidate has outstanding business acumen and judgment, excellent analytical abilities, strong technical skills, superior written and verbal communication skills, and most importantly, a proven record of accomplishment implementing scalable supply chain processes and tools across multiple supply categories. They will have a strong bias toward data driven decision making, be comfortable with ambiguity and juggling multiple projects, be able to think big and creatively (while paying careful attention to detail), and enjoy working in a dynamic environment.

    Specifically, in this role you will:

    • Develop supply chain planning processes and drive consistent application across all categories
    • Define supply chain requirements and provide subject matter expertise for design and implementation of ERP system
    • Define, develop and manage supply chain tools, metrics and mechanisms that provide business insights into supply health and ensure continuous supply for Kuiper
    • Develop and implement supply strategies that meet Kuiper demand plans and business objectives
    • Hire, train and develop Global Supply Managers in processes, tools and effective supplier performance management
    • Influence category sourcing strategies and engineering design decisions to factor supply continuity
    • Influence supplier investments in continuous improvement to reduce risks and improve delivery of components and systems
    • Represent Kuiper Supply Chain on cross-functional initiatives

    Export Control Requirement:
    Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

    • MBA or Masters Supply Chain preferred
    • 5+ years of experience developing and executing supply strategies in a multi-billion dollar supply chain
    • Experience developing supply health dashboards for cross-functional and executive business reviews
    • Experience in project/program management, and leading large cross-functional teams in business operations and technology/process improvement areas
    • Advanced programming skills
    • Ability to think both strategically and execute tactically
    • Strong problem solving skills and ability to deal with ambiguity
    • Curiosity to dig several layers deep into metrics, understand key drivers and determine best metrics to measure/manage a business or process
    • Experience identifying system improvements and familiarity with continuous improvement concepts like lean, variation reduction, and design for six sigma methodologies
    • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion
    • Experience hiring and managing people

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