Supply Strategy Manager - Global Supply Chain - Redmond , Washington, United States, 98052

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Microsoft is looking for a motivated & inspiring leader to join the Supply/Demand Planning team within Devices Supply Chain organization. Our team is responsible for driving end-to-end supply chain strategy and performance to enable the business to meet their objectives for Microsoft devices such as Xbox, Surface, and new products of the future. Supply Strategy Manager will lead development and oversee execution of global supply positioning strategies across all stages of the product lifecycle, ensuring that inventory is positioned to deliver working capital, cost, and service goals. You will be working closely with Product Marketing, Finance, and various functions within Supply Chain to establish and manage the supply plan of record. Every day will be bringing a new challenge, and you will be continually looking for ways to drive business profitability by planning and executing a predictable, reliable, and low-cost supply chain., * Own supply commitment (plan of record) to ensure the right product (sku) in the right place (geo, segment, channel) at the right time (cost, lifecycle) * Own end to end inventory throughout forward and reverse supply chain, making sure appropriate visibility and actions are in place to support MS inventory investment decisions * Own development and execution of supply fulfillment strategies to achieve the approved S&OP plan in the optimal way, balancing cost, service, and P&L objectives * Leverage data analyses and channel insights to drive on / off reservation decisions and the implementation of fulfillment models / target segmentation profiles globally * In partnership with Finance, monitor product P&L and drive the right levers to enable profitability * Manage component and finished good liability and own the final input into Finance for E&O reserves and action to drive depletion * Drive policy decisions and executional plans to achieve line of business goals in a more scalable, standardized, low touch manner * Manage and monitor line of business metrics at global and regional level, identifying opportunities /risks and driving corrective actions * Enable structure, rhythms, and processes to comprehensively manage operational activities and critical dependencies required to ensure attainment of supply commitments & achievement of targets The ideal candidate must possess exceptional analytical capabilities, a deep supply chain knowledge, and a proven track record of improving business performance by driving cross-functional alignment and exerting influence in a matrixed organization., * Bachelors degree required. Business, supply chain, operations management, or engineering desired; MBA preferred * 4-6+ years of relevant experience, preferably within high-tech manufacturing, consumer electronics and supply chain industry * Broad and extensive supply chain experience, such as new product introduction, supply planning, demand management and forecasting, channel operations management * Ability to think strategically and execute tactically with a hands-on spirit * Advanced conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities * Leadership of complex cross functional projects, with proven ability to meet challenging organizational objectives * Ability to partner at senior levels to design and implement programs & solutions * Knowledge of business systems and information technology for managing supply chain * Good business judgment, exceptional communication skills and ability to resolve conflicts diplomatically