Role: Director/Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations

Location: Seattle area

Education and Experience:

0 years of previous experience at enterprise level supplier management, distribution management, and logistics.
5 years senior leadership experience in distribution.
Must have International experience.
Proven ability to work across all functions. Ability to work with customers, field sales, engineering, finance, and operations.
Strong leadership track record in leading operational change initiatives.
Disciplined program management execution skills.
BS/MBA in Business, Engineering or other professional background.
Candidates of interest to us for this role are those with large technology company experience from companies such as Dell, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, IBM, etc.


Provide vision and leadership for the development and implementation of the outbound supply chain distribution management system including strategies and processes, coordinated with cross functional groups in sales, marketing, IT, and engineering groups.
Responsible for execution of outbound supply chain strategies and initiatives that support the company’s worldwide supply chain strategy.
Accountable for overall performance of distribution partners on cost, quality, delivery to resellers and end customers.
In partnership with R&D and engineering organization provide supply strategies that will help optimize configuration management through product postponement strategies.
In partnership with planning, order fulfillment, sales organizations develop an ongoing process with distributors to manage forecasting, lead times, inventory strategies, to optimize customer deliver and minimize inventory levels at the distributors.
Work cross divisionally to foster an environment of sharing and cooperation. Be able to manage multi-site, multi-geography teams.
Develop innovative models with distribution partners to optimize overall logistical network to minimize freight and logistic costs worldwide.
In partnership with sales/IT organizations and strategic distributionpartners develop efficient customer facing order systems.
Select, develop, and lead a best in class team of distribution and logistic professionals.
Willingness to travel greater than 25%.


For consideration send resume and cover letter referencing job#SCS408