Calix Inc.

Sr. Global Supply Chain Manager

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 Sr. Global Supply Chain Manager role will be focused on the introduction of new products into the supply chain as well as sustaining operations by driving high level engagement with our ODM partners.



  • Lead the management of CM supply strategies, relationships, and performance.  This includes sourcing and developing strategic suppliers, policies, and processes.
  • Manage supplier performance via TQRDC (Technology, Quality, Responsiveness, Delivery, and Cost) methodologies to meet or exceed Calix objectives. Provide guidance to suppliers on ways to improve quality, delivery, and cost. 
  • Lead internal teams in providing feedback on performance and create and execute plans to improve performance. Make changes to the feedback process and performance improvement processes
  • Initiate and enhance cost reduction opportunities, achieving annual cost-saving objectives to support Calix corporate objectives. 
  • Participate in the source selection process by bringing experience and knowledge to the process. 
  • Establish and implement strategies for negotiating purchase agreements based on in-depth knowledge of foreign markets and suppliers for optimum pricing and commercial terms. Research and identify global supply chain and technology trends and advancements. Identify and mitigate commercial risks.



  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Materials Management or related field required with 10 years of global sourcing, supply chain and logistics experience. 
  • Experience in Asian sourcing and CM management required. 
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels required, including proficiency with major software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Strong and effective English skills required, both spoken and written, including expertise in making presentations. Multi-lingual/multi-cultural expertise a plus. 
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and proficient in working with all levels of the organization.  
  • Global travel ability required (up to 20%). 
  • Demonstrated negotiation, supplier management and influencing skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for interfacing with both internal and external customers and suppliers. 
  • Experience with PLM/ERP systems required (Oracle EBS and Agile preferred).
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