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OSP Purchasing Supervisor

Req ID: J2276318

  • Ubicación
    Fremont, CA, California, United States of America
  • Categoría Compras
  • Publicado martes, 15 de junio de 2021
  • Tipo Tiempo completo
  • Tipo de Empleo Empleado Permanente

Descripción del Trabajo


Lead and administrate the OSP Purchasing Staff within the site, support manufacturing to ensure outside service providers are on time and prioritized based on the demand of the site. Development and implementation of Supply Chain strategies and systems, to ensure that material meets customer requirements, and optimize overall cost of services.  Work with cross functional team as well as suppliers to align on overall demand picture of site.

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


Recruitment and Retention:

  • Recruit and interview OSP Purchasing Staff.
  • Communicate criteria to recruiters for Purchasing Staff position candidates.
  • Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:

  • Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.

·Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.

  • Coach and mentor Materials staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.
  • Create and manage succession plans for Materials function.

Performance Management:

  • Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).
  • Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on team member’s contribution to the Workcell team.  Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to team member based on feedback.
  • Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments.
  • Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.
  • Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.
  • Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises.
  • Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.


  • Provide weekly communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.
  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.
  • Ask questions; encourage input from staff.
  • Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.


Business Strategy and Direction:

  • Know and understand the campus strategic directions.
  • Define, develop and implement a Materials strategy, which contributes to the campus strategic directions.
  • Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Materials.
  • Provide regular updates to BUM, WCM, and Materials Manager on the execution of the strategy.

Cost Management:

  • Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems).
  • Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value.
  • Provide feedback to peers (BUM, WCM, and Functional Managers on cost and cost trends.

Forecast Development and Accuracy:

  • Weekly distribution of rolling requirement/Forecast to Critical OSP Suppliers
  • Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.



  • Daily Updating and Management of OSP OPOR
  • Manage All OSP Escalations (Internally and Externally)
  • Manage All Master Data for OSP’s
  • Manage Non Standard Resource Plan for All OSP Suppliers
  • Provide feedback and support development of Jabil Supply Chain initiatives and strategies.
  • Ensure Workcell’s execution to Jabil Supply Chain strategies.
  • Support customer’s business needs using standard process where possible and customized solutions where necessary.
  • Influence customer in order to leverage Jabil’s Supply Chain solutions.
  • Ensure that Purchasing takes an active role in having realistic MPS loading through materials sizing process.
  • Monitor and ensure materials supply meet the MRP requirements to support production. Identify and support resolve disconnects such as shortages, non-conformance, high stock, excess / obsolete materials are continuously monitored and resolved.
  • Ensure that the Workcell is focused to drive down the overall cost of materials including component pricing, freight expenses, materials liability, and cost of managing materials.
  • Lead the price administration process to ensure (1) data integrity, (2) accurate Standard Costs, and (3) Quoted Costs to the Customer that are competitive and maximize the amount of favorable Materials Price Variance (MPV).
  • Ensure all purchase orders are placed with pricing and terms & conditions, which are negotiated and agreed to by Jabil Commodity Managers and Planner/Buyers.
  • 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.


High School Diploma or equivalent and five years of experience required. Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, Business Administration, or equivalent preferred. 


Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages. Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Strong negotiation skills. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to work effectively under pressure with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.  Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift up to 15 lbs. Be accessible to production floor and office staff and to use required office equipment. Specific vision requirements include reading of written documents and use of computer monitor screen frequently.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Individual’s primary workstation is located in the office area, where the noise level is low.  Team member may frequently be present on the manufacturing floor where the noise level is low to moderate.

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