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Supplier Program Manager

Req ID: J2340739-IL

  • Location
    Baja, Baja California, Mexico
  • Category Supply Chain Management
  • Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. With over 260,000 diverse, talented and dedicated employees across 100 locations in 30 countries, our vision is to be the most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. We combine an unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise to enable success for the world’s leading brands. We are driven by a common purpose to make a positive impact for each other, our communities, and the environment.

Job Description

Operate as the General Manager of Jabil Circuit’s Custom Mechanical supply base. Drive and coordinate all of the necessary resources required for the successful launch of new products within Jabil Circuit’s Custom Mechanical supply base and be responsible for the optimum operational performance of the Custom Mechanical supply base throughout the product life cycle.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Project Management
·         Liaise with Global and Workcell Supplier Quality Engineer (ECN); provide solutions to supplier manufacturing problems and escalations throughout product life cycle.
·         Oversee production start and ramp up. Ensure safe product launch.
·         Manage execution of Engineering Change Notices (ECN) within mechanical supply chain from all perspectives, inventory, obsolescence, cost etc.
·         Manage end of life, minimize E & O.
·         Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.
·         Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.

Assurance of Supply
·         Act as first point of escalation when supply assurance comes under threat
·         Ensure that Supplier employs best practice techniques
·         Ensure that Jabil has sufficient Machine Capacity reserved and Management Prioritization inside supplier
·         Ensure that supplier has correct manning availability and capability (Training)
·         Liaise with Tooling Engineers to manage day to day issues inside supplier during tool / process qualifications and start up
·         Liaise with Jabil work cells and act as communication link between BU and Supplier
·         Mitigate risk where supplier selection necessitates use of a supplier whose audit / performance shows significant deficiencies. Install in-process inspection, process audits as required.

Cost Management
·         Material Management & process yield continuous improvement programs.
·         Economic raw material handling, recycling and processing.
·         Recycling of packaging and masks.
·         Execution of agreed SOIA /VMI contracts where applicable.

Process Improvements
·         Optimize and Harmonize processes to maximize yields and eliminate waste.
·         Develop / set / manage min – max kanban system for finished goods.
·         Cycle time reduction program.
·         Assembly operation efficiency improvement.
·         Implement planned preventative maintenance on tooling and assembly machines.
·         Reduce down time / Improve set-ups (SMED) / Optimization of high mix programs.

Capacity Expansion
·         Liaise with BU’s, determine future capacity requirements.
·         Oversee installation, trial and qualification of additional manufacturing lines.

Supplier Performance
·         Provide supplier performance feedback to RCM and BU.

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent proven track record in an EMS or similar environment is required. A minimum of five years related experience is required. Experience in the custom mechanical supply chain industry is essential, either from within the supply chain itself or from within an EMS or OEM environment. A technical background in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is a plus. A solid understanding of custom mechanical manufacturing and materials management is required, as well as a proven track record in negotiation, cost reduction activities, operational and program management. Strong leadership skills are required. Extensive domestic, regional and international travel is required.

Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access site as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to with the nature of your request and contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this e-mail. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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