Commodity Manager, Mechanics – Oclaro – San Jose, CA

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro’s solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications.

Position Reports to: Director, Global Supply Chain Procurement

Function/Department: Supply Chain Management

Location of Position: San Jose, CA


A senior leadership position within the Global Strategic Supply Chain Management team responsible for the strategic direction of the Optics-Fiber Component Commodity group. The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing strategies and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the business, defining cost reduction roadmaps and delivering related cost reductions, continuously improve service levels, metrics and effective inventory management. He / She will also need to provide strong SCM input and guidance to the New Product Introduction program teams and the Contract Manufacturing (CM) teams, ensuring that the program direction aligns with the supply chain strategy. The candidate will need to be highly motivated, independent self-starter and capable of working with a diverse supply base and across a global organization. The candidate must be capable of leading the global cross functional team through experience, data and influence. The role will require the candidate to work flexibly to accommodate the ‘time-zone’ challenges, and to undertake international travel as required.

Key Responsibilities

Set the strategic direction for the Optics-Fiber Component commodity Group… long term definition of sourcing strategy, vendor selection, cost roadmap, etc.

Establish Commodity/Technology Reviews regionally and globally ensuring that the BU’s, development and the NPI teams are bought into the strategies

Oversee the management of strategic supplier relationships, including management, reporting and metrics. Ensure that executive relationships are effectively developed throughout the management chain at the supplier and within Oclaro

Definition of cost roadmaps & alignment to supplier roadmaps and benchmarking objectives. Development and approval of commercial agreements for the ASICs commodity group

Take Commercial and Technical accountability for the commodity group

Management of the ‘AVL’ Approved Vendor List

Provide Supply Chain support to ‘NPI’ Projects via the SC NPI team

Manage outside subcontractors, in support of NPI activities

Work with the engineering teams to ensure purchase specifications are optimized

Resolve escalated conflicts affecting the commodity group


Ten (10) plus years’ experience in Supply Chain, with a minimum of five (5) years’ direct experience relating to the ASIC’s and fab commodity group

Five (5) plus years in a management or global cross-functional team leadership roles

Ten (10) years of experience in the area of materials management with an understanding of current manufacturing and supply chain trends

Five (5) plus years of experience in commercial negotiation.

Extensive experience working with SAP/Agile or similar ERP System.

BS/BA in Operations/Supply Chain preferred or EE. Professional certification in applicable disciplines such as APICS or CPIM desired

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability .

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