Strategic SCM Director (Customer Focused)

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Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119543 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Senai 


Our Global Supply Chain operates as a unified system with our customers and suppliers by acting as seamless extensions of their operations. We offer customized, flexible and integrated supply chain solutions, supported by a global technology platform and a dedicated, market-focused team.

The Strategic SCM team is responsible for supply chain processes and systems design & deployment, flawless product launches and broader business execution, including working capital management. 

With leading supply chain capabilities and integrated services tailored to meet our customers' unique requirements, our unified supply chain is adaptive and responsive to continuous change. It is how we help our customers stay ahead in a dynamic market environment.

We are currently seeking a Director, Strategic Supply Chain Management (Capital Equipment) to join our team to be the global supply chain focal point and primary interface with Celestica’s global supply chain organization, processes and procedure.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in both customer management and execution of both strategic and tactical initiatives. The incumbent will lead the efforts of multiple support organizations, globally, to ensure a successful execution on flawless new product introduction, current production deliveries as well as understanding of future business.

Job Description 1

  • Maintains responsibility for a set of projects developed jointly by Celestica and the customer.
  • Provides direction for source selection and ensures proper process implementation.
  • Interfaces with cross functional teams to ensure negotiations meet business requirements and growth plans.
  • Advices the supply chain management process for customers from materials pricing and BOM analysis to delivery execution and flexibility performance.
  • Quotes and negotiates critical high dollar or strategic commodities or provides direction to a team of commodity managers.
  • Provides leadership in the analysis of costed customer bids or quarterly BOM Costing exercises for global customers.
  • Works cross-functionally to optimize Design for the supply chain performance of Celestica products.
  • Provides support to Commodity Management teams on contract negotiations.
  • Supports quarterly business reviews with customers, and with senior management at key/strategic suppliers.
  • Provides leadership and direction with respect to interaction with suppliers. 

Job Description 2


  • Leads process development and development of commodity strategies.
  • Has regular communication with the customers related to, demand, commitments, non-performing inventory and future process changes /improvements.
  • Provides direct and indirect supervision to all supporting managers and employees performing highly specialized roles in several major functions or departments.
  • Accountable for projects and/or programs on a multi-national or global basis. Has overall responsibility for quality, cost and te operations or operational accountability for global business units.
  • Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. May have overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, implementing and maintaining costs, methods and employees in a functional area.
  • Makes final decisions on administrative and operational matters in area of responsibility to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Provides strategic supply chain expertise, support and innovative solutions to internal SCM stakeholders and customers. Has responsibility for supply chain strategy for customers within their market
  • Interfaces with the customer at the supply chain level.
  • Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers.
  • Works to define a supply chain strategy that ensures targets are met (MPS, revenue, inventory), collaborates with sites and customers to resolve issues.
  • Collaborates with customers on proposals, expedites and premiums and manages risks/liabilities for CLS, and provides guidance to ensure capacity is installed as needed
  • Supports E&O claims, shortage management and follow up escalations with customers for resolutions

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field (Business or Engineering), or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience with 12+ years of relevant experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of an electro/mechanical manufacturing environment, materials and processes.
  • Knowledge and application of continuous improvement principles including lean, six sigma, 8D, DFM, Kaizen events
  • Ability to understand the complete supply chain and resolve issues in any area. Reviews demand planning with wider SCM team identifies required changes, drives solutions and any necessary escalations with the customer as needed.
  • Strong knowledge in all areas of import/ export, regulatory and logistics management
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem resolution skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Able to resolve complex issues & problems internally and externally
  • Significant skills required in multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of managers and employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to maintain external contacts with consultants, association and other companies for benchmarking and networking.
  • Able to work effectively cross- functionally and with other sites to achieve objectives.
  • Regular travel will be required (20%)

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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