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Supply Chain Manager - NPI

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 107774 
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Johor Bahru 


Detailed Description:

Focused on the Johor site’s New Product Introduction (NPI) programs for the purchasing team’s activities. Mainly focused on material escalations and expedites to get material to the site for aggressive schedules, but also involved in quotation follow-up and alternate sources for needed materials. Interfaces with site planning, program management, commodity management, and engineering teams as needed for successful NPI launches.


Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Particularly focused on providing updates to customer teams and planning on the latest actions purchasing is/has undertaken for success in NPI to production volumes.
  • Maintains responsibility for the management of site purchasing, including meeting customer commits, negotiations and agreements with suppliers, and meeting quality and delivery requirements.
  • Oversee design, development, integration and maintenance of SCM systems, tools, processes and training at the site.
  • Develops and executes site inventory management processes, including forecasting, analysis, reporting, and action plans.
  • Drives continuous improvement to minimize inventory costs and provide necessary management reporting.
  • Provide guidance and direction to business units to achieve site inventory financial results.
  • Directly manages a group of SCM employees or managers.
  • Responsible for employee training, performance, measurement, development, motivation and recognition.
  • Drives continuous improvements of SCM function through interactions with other departments, specifically for NPI launches to production level volumes.



  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain management, distribution methods, global transportation services and inventory management.
  • Experience with NPI or bringing products from a customer request for a quote to production level volume
  • Strong knowledge of the global business environment and customers' business.
  • Good understanding of IT concepts and integrated business applications.
  • Strong knowledge in all areas of import/export, regulatory and logistics management.
  • Good negotiation and problem resolution skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Cross-functional/departmental teamwork and understanding of different priorities and goals to be successful
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with various internal and external customers.
  • Ability to plan, manage, develop and motivate staff to help realize their maximum potential to contribute to purchasing and site achieving objectives
  • Familiarity with SAP or similar MRP system


Typical Experience:

  • Seven to ten years of relevant experience.


Typical Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Engineering or related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Master’s degree is considered a plus but not necessary.



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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