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Global Logistics, Director - Supply Chain

Date: May 18, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.


With more than 30 years of proven experience, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation and sustainability. SunPower is a company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. SunPower has facilities in the US, Europe and Asia, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.


Our unique approach emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced SunPower technologies, delivering complete solar solutions and lasting customer value. We are passionately committed to changing the way our world is powered, and we are guided by our legacy of innovation, optimism, perseverance, and integrity.


Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, SunPower produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products.  Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.  


In order to unlock shareholder value, accelerate innovation and enhance customer value, SunPower will separate into two independent, publicly traded companies, strategically aligned and complementary, focusing on distinct offerings. Newly-formed Maxeon Solar Technologies will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels, carrying on the decades’ long legacy in setting quality and performance standards.


As we look to the future, we are seeking a world-class Global Logistics  Director  based in Singapore. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower. Are you ready to change the way our world is powered?  

We are seeking an experienced supply chain professional responsible for defining and leading the Global Logistics strategy for warehousing and inbound/outbound transportation. Proactively support regional sales operations and local factories to fulfill their logistics needs, while continuously building and improving strategic supplier relationships, pricing competitiveness, and service delivery. 

We are seeking an experienced supply chain professional to establish and lead a team of supply chain professionals to enable lowest total cost supply chain, logistics and inventory management solutions for the manufacture of solar panels in our manufacturing facilities located around the globe. The supply chain group is a key component of organization and will be run as a profit center. The Director of Logistics reports to the VP of Supply Chain and closely coordinates efforts with Business Unit (BUs) Leaders, support functions and senior managers from the manufacturing teams.



The Director of the Supply Chain Team will create scalable Global logistics and inventory management strategies supporting the manufacture of cells, solar panels and future products:
●    Develop and execute an integrated strategy and action plan to optimize cost and service; Develop and manage within budget.
●    Own the overall Logistics transformation plan; including responsibility for ensuring the function constantly evolves and raises the bar on logistics management.
●    Direct the management of all global logistics services, including outsourced services (3PL and/or 4PL); Liaison with Sales Operations leadership and manage Global Logistics Council.
●    Develop long term transportation strategies aligned to corporate and divisional strategy; Direct development, implementation and improvement of Key Performance Indicators globally. 
●    Define governance and guidelines in the evaluation, selection, negotiation and relationships with transport suppliers to improve costs, terms, and standards of service; Own and maintain all policies and procedures pertinent to the logistics and transport process.
●    Management responsibilities include staffing decisions, mentoring/developing team members, assigning resources as needed to ensure success of key objectives.
●    Development of a strong cross-functional relationship between global logistics and site supply chain teams/other functions to enhance logistics knowledge and improve efficiencies across the enterprise.

•    Establishing, in close collaboration with the BUs, the sourcing strategy for critical parts and components
•    Establish inventory management system for critical parts and components
•    Support suppliers’ accountability for cost, schedule and quality, aiding in escalations as needed to ensure effective actions are promptly taken
•    Drive continuous improvement of the existing BOS supplier base through the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) process
•    Collaborate with the engineering and robotics products teams
◦    Meet cost targets on the cost reduction roadmap
◦    Establish process for analyzing and identifying critical parts based on failure rates and difficulty of sourcing
•    Supervise preparation of negotiation plans and lead negotiations with key suppliers.
•    Ensures negotiated costs and other T&Cs are kept up-to-date in appropriate databases at all times
•    Define and develop a services procurement strategy that can;
◦    Enable multi gigawatt volume in key markets
•    Create a best in class procurement services organization
◦    Develop services suppliers who can support sites
◦    Create a service cost database that enables quick cost analysis
•    Improve existing management operating system which includes;
◦    Product delivery tracking status & frequency
◦    Budget tracking status & frequency
◦    Standardization of the reporting toolset
•    Executive update and reporting
◦    Be executive leader to update organizational progress and status
◦    Ensure cross functional alignment to one source of forecast, order, delivery & cost data


Minimum Requirements
•    Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Engineering/Technical degree, and 15+ years of related experience
•    Experience leading people and working effectively across functions and across business cultures
•    Experience in supplier management and materials management, experience in construction or product development a plus
•    Effective project management, negotiation, contract management and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Requirements
•    Master's degree with 15 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    S/he will define a management operating system that aligns each organization internally and externally in a structured and disciplined manner providing a clear cadence for data collection as well as a systematic process for reporting progress to the executive team.
•    S/he will work closely with project management teams to create an optimized supply chain support organization which provides clear role accountability, lines of communication and optimizes each organization’s strengths and roles.
•    Critical to supporting these activities will be establishing a standard set of supplier readiness metrics, both initial lots and run at rate
•    Creation of this supply chain will be the critical success factor enabling to win multi-giga business opportunities. These efforts will have visibility to all areas of the company requiring executive updates and interaction.
•    In-depth knowledge of procurement systems and business/customers, combining with technical understanding of component manufacturing process and functionality.
•    Expert experience as a business leader in procurement strategies and trends.
•    15 or more years of management experience required including experience at executive level.

Other Pertinent Requirements
•    25% of travel required


It is SunPower’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. SunPower disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.

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