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Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Engineering

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Irvine, CA, United States
Job ID: 39843


Ingram Micro touches 80% of the technology you use every day with our focus on Technology Solutions, Cloud, and Commerce and Lifecycle Solutions.  With $47 billion in revenue, we have become the world’s largest technology distributor with operations in 59 countries and more than 35,000 associates.  We continue to strategically expand our global reach with 40 acquisitions since 2012.


  1. Ingram Micro does $47 Billion in revenue
  2. We ship 1.5 billion units per year
  3. We have 189 logistics centers and service centers worldwide
  4. Operations in 59 countries with 35,000 associates covering 6 continents
  5. 1 out of 2 mobile devices are distributed in our warehouse


The Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Engineering will manage, direct, support and provide leadership across all functions of the supply chain organization including supply chain system solutions, operations automation and engineering, project management, and customer solutions. The focus of this leader will be to provide global consistency and standardization.  The role will be responsible for establishing the direction and defined action plans globally regarding the functions outlined above.  The position will manage leaders in each of the functional areas and ensure alignment with the overall company strategy.  Partner with IS/IT teams, Operations Leaders, Country Chief Executives and BU Leaders to identify key concerns regarding supply chain process optimization, operations engineering, quality, customer solutions, and health/safety to develop strategies aimed at driving efficiencies while improving productivity and reducing costs.  Manages and directs executives, managers, supervisors, and professional employees to include staffing and recruitment, supervision, development, performance evaluation and discipline.  Role will manage and direct teams responsible for major system RFPs, global engineering projects, supply chain execution and planning systems. Cross functional collaboration, management, and leadership at all levels within the corporate offices, business divisions, and in various distribution centers located throughout the globe will be required to respond to changing business needs.




Global Supply Chain Strategy

Lead the creation and updating of a 3 to 5-year global supply chain and logistics strategy to include supply chain system transformation, global network design, global capacity planning, automation recommendations, and cost optimization.  Overall plan to include business case to support capital investment recommendations. Determine the buy or build strategy including the approach to talent and technology solutions. Define the future state of automation globally – with initial focus on the Multi-Tenant project in North America. Additional responsibilities include selecting the final supply chain configuration changes and capital investment decisions with respect to current infrastructure and processes that yield measurable improvements of throughput, capacity, and efficiency with the final objective to reduce labor and fixed overhead costs.

Engineering and Operational Project Management

Manage Engineering and Functional leadership to support Ingram Micro at a global level. This includes setting the strategic direction for global projects and managing the functional department leads to successful execution of projects and associated return on investment. Accountabilities include site engineering, interaction with warehouse providers, negotiation and sourcing of applicable material handling equipment, and facilitation of interface requirements.


Customer and Vendor Solutions

Develop and manage customer solutions and drive vendor optimization initiatives.

Develop the solutions design vision for the organization. Engage with customers by providing proactive solutions. Provide solutions requirement definitions for the supply-chain network

Develop new capacity based on customer needs with a focus on efficiencies. Project management of solutions design and delivery.


Supply Chain System Portfolio

Own global development of the supply chain systems portfolio (warehouse mgmt., transportations mgmt., yard mgmt., bid optimization tools, network capacity/design, etc.) to support global foot print and desired capabilities. Responsible for creating and standardizing these systems globally, to include managing the intake of global business requirements and setting systems related priorities aligned with CIO, IS, and business teams.

Supply Chain Process Improvement

Work with the country leadership to increase productivity, increase capacity and reduce costs. Focus on improving base functional DC processes, including transportation and other key functional processes across the supply chain. Assess, benchmark, and maintain a current supply chain process maturity model for the organization.


Network Design

Develop centralized, global capability to support supply chain network design analysis and execution. Determine the country business objective or pain point that will be addressed with design recommendations and build a business case around it.  Apply company, industry and global policy context to identify appropriate use cases that fit with the Ingram Micro’s priorities and maturity level. Scope analysis for successful translation of design into network footprint and product flow patterns. In both cases, modeling of the network includes creating and comparing scenarios (i.e., alternative designs for the network) against the baseline network on their performance on cost, but also on service, agility, risk, sustainability and strategic growth targets.


Financial Management

Develop the operating budgets, both capital and expense, related to supply chain systems, engineering, facilities, and warehousing redesign/operational improvement. Manage all projects within budget guidelines. Review and approve all CAPEX related requests for engineering and facility investments. Support functional business leaders in the negotiation of contracts to ensure optimal exposure control and service levels. Work with Strategic Sourcing to write contracts and implement new vendors.  Sponsor RFP projects and ensure final decision meets all objectives while managing costs effectively. Ensure the development, effective recruitment, and management of all assets including associates and equipment needed.




  • High customer service orientation.
  • Fosters a culture of lean/six sigma, continuous improvement, engagement, innovation, and talent development.
  • Partners with business leaders to drive innovation, transformation, and change.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization, collaborate with key stakeholders, and meet/exceed goals and objectives of stakeholders.
  • Successfully executes against large transformational projects. g. ERP implementation or acquisition integration.
  • Delivers near-term commitments/objectives while enabling next generation supply chain capabilities.
  • Creates alignment and accountabilities by establishing clear goals that align with the organization’s vision.
  • Enables synergies between people, processes, and strategies to drive flawless execution of business objectives.
  • Drives and executes process efficiency ensures the consistent, effective execution of key systems and processes that make effective use of resources.
  • Builds strategic partnerships and relationships within the organization to collaboratively execute business strategies.
  • Enhances organizational talent by building a competitively superior organization by attracting, developing, and retaining talent ensure that people with the right skills and motivations are in the right place at the right time to meet business needs.
  • Works across the enterprise to identify and develop talent for the broader organization.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • 15+ years’ experience in related field (supply chain, distribution, logistics, inventory, demand planning, transportation, manufacturing, sourcing, operational excellence, etc.).
  • Prior experiences leading and managing within a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience leading large and geographically dispersed organization required.
  • Strong leadership skills and team building skills, along with the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment.


Knowledge in all phases of supply chain management including enterprise and functional supply chain systems, facility management, operations, warehouse automation, procurement, green-field startups and demonstrated ability to lead enterprise and transformational level projects.


Demonstrated experience with financial administration, enterprise supply chain system solutions. ERP, WMS, Demand Planning and TMS implementation experience highly desirable. Experience with key partner contract and service negotiations, managing personnel, communicating at executive levels, utilizing interpersonal skills to maintain effective relationships with other departments and the public. MS Office experience.


Ability to lead people, and recognize, develop, and reward talent. Demonstrated ability to build high performing teams, set strategic direction, manage multiple highly visible strategic initiatives


* Position may require occasional travel up to 30%.


*This is not a complete listing of the job duties.  It’s a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all these duties.


Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination, or racism. As a company we do not – and will not – tolerate these actions.


Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.

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