Director, Supply Chain - Storage (Cranberry Twp)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP in Cranberry Twp, PA

  • Industry: Executive Management - Procurement/Supply Chain
  • Type: Full Time
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At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions that advance the way people live and work. What sets us apart? Our people and our relentless dedication to helping our customers make their mark on the world.

We are a team of doers, dreamers and visionaries; inspired by our purpose and driven by our strategy. We live by our three values: partner, innovate and act.

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Job ID: 1052768 Date Posted: 12/10/2019 Primary Location: San Jose, California Job Category: Supply Chain & Operations Schedule: Full time Shift: No shift premium (United States of America)

HPE is looking for a dynamic professional to lead NPI through Sustaining on all Storage Products. This Director will lead a global team, driving operational excellence with high degrees of effectiveness and efficiency in all aspects of the business/function. We are looking for a leader that has a "Customer First, Customer Last: mindset with the goal of zero defects.

The Director Supply Chain Storage will work with cross-functional teams to bring innovative products to HPE customers efficiently. The right candidate will demonstrate domain expertise in material readiness, clear to build, supplier and contract manufacturer management, procurement, manufacturing and are well-versed in other aspects of operations and engineering that impact supply chain strategies and execution. This leader will work closely with Engineering, Supply Chain Operations, Supply and Demand Planning, and Contract Manufacturing and Supplier partners to launch new products and to implement processes and systems that directly scale new product deployments.

This position will report to the VP, Global Operations Engineering with a preferred location of San Jose, CA.


Drive material and supply chain readiness for all NPI builds from concept phase to production handoff, partnering with cross-functional teams.

Identify and communicate supply chain risks and mitigation plans to ensure materials readiness for NPI builds as well as supply continuity into production.

This team relies on the Procurement / Planning teams to be the primary liaison, manage materials budgets and buffers. We hold them accountable to deliver to their PDP commitments.

Develop and document global supply chain map for each product, including suppliers, procurement model, lead time, shipment logistics, assembly/test/fulfillment model and spares strategies.

Update project schedules, communicate status/risks and influence change. Represent the New Product Introduction Supply Chain organization in internal program meetings, driving initiatives and process improvements to help the team grow in scalability.

Knowledge and Skills:

Proven experience in developing, deploying, delivering, and governing an end-to-end Product Development Process in a complex industry / organization

Advanced program management and prioritization skills

Polished communication skills with the ability to cater to a wide variety of audiences in a large matrix organization

Advanced understanding of market place and industry business operations and standards

Ability to build forward-thinking partnerships with suppliers while focused on the day-to-day success of organization

Prior experience leading in a Lean Manufacturing environment

Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

Use metrics to track progress and drive data based decision making

Strategic thinker who has created and implemented successful strategys for new product introduction.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Engineering, Supply Chain or related field

Minimum of 10+ years of experience in Supply Chain

Significant Supply Chain and Operations background preferred, with experience in multiple disciplines

Experienced in managing large teams and/or organizations in complex/matrix environments

High energy and get it done personality

HPE is an equal opportunity employer/Female/Minority/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Status


Vision is key to embrace change and gravitate towards the future. Strategy and actions contribute to achieving your goals. However a dedicated team is essential for reaching ultimate success. My team gives me the energy required to be successful at HPE.

Julien Bertin Africa & Greece Managing Director

My favorite thing about the culture here is the amount of collaboration that goes on throughout the company.

Chris Rasberry Finance Project Manager

With a company as vast as HPE, you never know whats going to come up, so it keeps you on your toes, excited for the next challenge.

Kristine Steeter AMS HR Operations and Global Services VP

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