At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our
Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our
digital way of life.
We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more
secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish -
but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a
company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the
way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as
committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.
Palo Alto Networks is seeking an experienced and highly
motivated Supply Base Manager to join our exciting, fast growing
company. The Supply Base Manager will work closely with Engineering
and other internal cross-functional teams on implementing
strategies, contracts and pricing with an overall focus on
fostering long-term supplier partnerships. The Supply Base Manager
will lead and support the development, implementation and
management of commodity strategies to provide Operations &
Engineering with quality and best in class pricing & delivery. This
position reports to the Sr. Manager of Supply Base Management and
could be a remote opportunity to work from anywhere in the
Collaborate with H/W Engineering & cross-functional teams on
establishing technology roadmaps & sourcing strategies for NPI.
Manage relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of
supply, flexibility, quality and supplier delivery performance.
Support technical operations and quality management with field
quality and customer satisfaction issues.
Collaborate with suppliers, distributors and EMS providers to
establish and maintain continuity of supply.
- Drive component commonality and design for manufacturability
and supply chain.
Cost Reduction Strategies
Lead periodical cost negotiations with a focus on achieving &
exceeding cost reduction targets.
Partner with Engineering and NPI teams on driving cost
avoidance, resulting in achievement of improved product margin and
- Conduct market research to track industry cost trends; leverage
benchmarking tools to ensure best in class cost is achieved.
Establish and maintain cross-functional relationships with NPI
Supply Chain and HW Engineering team to develop commodity
Negotiate & maintain master purchase agreements (MSA), service
level agreements (SLA) and SMI/VMI agreements with suppliers.
Meet and exceed quality, delivery and inventory performance to
ensure KPI metrics goals are achieved.
Lead supplier performance business reviews (SBR), including
performance improvement plans.
Lead complex projects, implement rapid solutions and work
successfully cross-functional to exceed corporate objectives.
Establish strategic processes to management end-of-life products
ensuring minimal liability to the company.
- Implement flexibility programs and drive lead-time reduction
programs to improve material upside availability.
Utilize commodity management best practices to develop and
execute supply chain risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
Identify risk vulnerabilities; develop sourcing plans and
strategies to secure continuity of supply while eliminating "stock
- Manage component life cycle, multi-sourcing and BOM reuse.
Minimum 5 years of experience in Mechanical commodity space.
Prefer BS/BA degree.
Excellent cost negotiator with the ability to leverage
Flexibility to work and achieve goals in a fast-paced, start up
environment with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Strong contract and supply chain agreement negotiator.
- Willingness to travel once or twice per year.
Our Manufacturing team has extensive business and
project-management experience in the contract manufacturing
industry. This team has a dedication to, and a consistent track
record of, success in all aspects of supply-chain and project
Our Manufacturing team leadership establishes clear objectives,
defining and implementing profit improvement and profiling
inventory management, valuation, and lead-time improvement
programs. If you have a passion for and knowledge and experience
with extensive end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain, we want
We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge
cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our
mission without diverse teams innovating, together.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all
qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance
or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please
contact us at email@example.com.
Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We
celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to age,
ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition,
national origin, physical or mental disability, political
affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally