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NPI Materials Program Manager - Acacia

Cisco Systems Inc.
Maynard, MA 01754
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This position will be responsible for hands on management of NPI materials that have critical impact on the organization. Responsibilities will encompass materials planning, inventory control, E & O analysis and projections, New Product Material readiness, logistics readiness from suppliers to OEMs. Develop the strategic direction, goals, objectives and key measurement systems to ensure the business goals are met. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the NPI Clear to Build process with the OEMs, ensure that the process is working smoothly and that we have clear visibility on materials.
  • Work with the OEMs and the Commodity Managers to resolve any material issues.
  • Ensure the smooth flow of materials necessary to meet NPI schedules, inventory control requirements, and on-going material line support and shipping.
  • Communicate with all teams to ensure that we clearly understand the supplier status
  • Manage CM to ensure product builds and deliveries to customer are achieved.
  • Identify, coordinate and minimize E & O to ensure we make the correct company decisions regarding build plan changes, cut-in vs. phase-in requirements, post ramp qualification opportunities, etc. -Highlight parts with liability and propose a solution to management.
  • During NPI, lead material readiness meetings with the Commodity Managers to ensure that we understand the supply base and related challenges.
  • Identify and resolve issues early in the NPI phase manage supply chain on modules and components to ensure that we solve any new challenges associated with new product.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures and material control systems.
  • Review materials metrics for consistency and provide consolidated information to management.
  • Collaborates with Master Scheduling, PLM and Commodity Managers to ensure we allocate parts to maximize revenue.
  • Create and present reports and updates to management.
  • Management and coordination of ECOs, Deviations, Special Build Requests, Rework, Evaluation Boards and PCBs 


  • BS/BA, 3 to 5 years materials experience with Production / Planning /MRP
  • Expert level user of Excel with an understanding of Excel Modeling techniques
  • Must be analytical and detail oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to preset to management
  • Technical expertise and prior OEM management experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Posted: 2021-05-10 Expires: 2021-06-28
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