Calix Inc.

Director, Global Supply Chain Operations

Job ID
Supply Chain Management
Position Type
Full Time


We at Calix wake up every day and think about one thing – the best way to connect the device-enabled subscriber and the cloud-enhanced Internet of Everything. It’s a noble cause, and one that we share with a finite group of communications service providers (CSPs) around the world whose networks and software define the broadband experience of subscribers everywhere. As the leading provider of innovative communications software, systems, and services to these CSPs, our role is to provide the vision, the insights, and the solutions to enable them to be the service provider of choice to their subscribers.


This formula has worked. As Calix Software Defined Access and Calix Cloud innovations and value-added services enable our customers to transform their businesses and be the winning CSPs of tomorrow, they reward us with double-digit growth and extraordinary loyalty. It’s a virtuous cycle, and as a half-billion dollar start-up, it’s one that is just getting started.


Do you share our passion and want to learn more? 

The Director, Global Supply Chain is responsible for leading a team to introduce new products into the supply chain as well as sustaining operations by driving high level engagement with EMS and ODM partners.


Provide process leadership, strategic vision, and people development to Global Supply Chain Operations team:

  • Direct people management and strategic account management for EMS and ODM partners
  • Reports to VP, Supply Chain & Operations
  • Negotiate value added pricing, ensure cost reductions
  • Reduce inventory exposure by working cross-functionally on product lifecycle decisions
  • Develop and implement plans for supply risk mitigation
  • Provide operational focal point and ensure successful transition of new products into production


  • Minimum 10 years experience in electronics industry, and in similar roles; working experience in tier one EMS company is preferred
  • Familiar with analysis and leadership in processes related to document control, BOMs, ECOs, component management, lifecycle planning
  • Strong interpersonal, written and public speaking skills and the ability to work effectively across multiple audiences and levels within both internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership experience building and managing teams
  • Proven leadership and management skills, including managing cross-cultural teams to achieve demanding goals
  • Stationed in Nanjing, China with work onsite at EMS
  • 10% travel required
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