1361192 - NPI Supply Chain Program Manager

  • Location:
    Offsite, Maynard, Massachusetts, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote - North America
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

This position will be responsible for the hands-on management of all Supply Chain deliverables for New Product Introduction Programs that have critical impact on the organization. Responsibilities will encompass project planning, materials sourcing and planning, procurement, inventory control, E&O analysis and projections, New Product Material readiness, risk identification and mitigation, cost management and supplier quality.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facility early engagement between design teams and suppliers
  • Work with Commodity Managers and Design teams to develop sourcing strategies.
  • Manage the NPI Clear to Build process with the OEMs, ensure that the process is working smoothly and that we have clear visibility on materials.
  • Work with the OEMs and the Commodity Managers to resolve any material issues.
  • Ensure the smooth flow of materials necessary to meet NPI schedules, inventory control requirements, and on-going material line support and shipping.
  • Manage CM to ensure product builds and deliveries to customer are achieved.
  • Identify, coordinate and minimize E&O to ensure we make the correct company decisions regarding build plan changes, cut-in vs. phase-in requirements, post ramp qualification opportunities, etc. -Highlight parts with liability and propose a solution to management.
  • During NPI, lead material readiness meetings with the Commodity Managers to ensure that we understand the supply base and related challenges.
  • Identify and resolve issues early in the NPI phase – manage supply chain on modules and components to ensure that we solve any new challenges associated with new product.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures and material control systems.
  • Review materials metrics for consistency and provide consolidated information to management.
  • Collaborate with Master Scheduling, PLM and Commodity Managers on material allocation
  • Create and present reports and updates to management.
  • Management and coordination of ECO’s, Deviations, Special Build Requests, Rework, Evaluation Boards and PCB’s 


  • BS/BA, 3 to 5 years materials experience with Production / Planning /MRP
  • Expert level user of Excel with an understanding of Excel Modeling techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and planning skills; demonstrated ability to work with engineers and all levels of management
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be detail oriented, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of standard procurement compliance practices, familiarity with ERP systems
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Ability to interface effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries
  • Must be action oriented, able to solve problems, set priorities and collaborate in a cross functional environment
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with Wafer Foundries, ASIC Development, and Photonic Integrated Circuits

Physical/Travel/Schedule Requirements:  

·        Weekend support required

·        Travel may be required (5-10% international)

On March 1, 2021 Acacia Communications became part of Cisco


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