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Supply Chain Quality Transformation Leader

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We plan to achieve this mission by building best-in-class Supply Chain and Procurement practices for a cloud enabled world. The Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) business is critical to delivering on this mission and vision, building and operating Microsoft's cloud infrastructure, which is growing rapidly in response to unprecedented demand for Microsoft services. CO+I operates one of the largest cloud networks on the planet - comprised of more than 160 Datacenters, 130+ edge sites, 2+ million miles of fiber, and millions of servers and network and storage?devices. The CO+I, Datacenter business is looking to fill role of Supply Chain Quality Transformation Leader. The CO+I Supply Chain organization is responsible for delivering Datacenter Procurement for Microsoft's cloud business. We have a portfolio of complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-million, multi-year Datacenter construction and lease projects. You will be responsible for partnering with the functional team, Engineering and business partners to establish and lead the overall transformation vision and roadmap for supply chain quality. In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day. Required Qualifications: * A minimum of a?bachelor's?degree in Engineering, Supply Chain?Management, or related discipline?is required. * A minimum 10+ years of experience in Supply Chain Quality. Preferred Qualifications: * Ability to lead analysis studies in multiple areas and lead project definition and recommendations. * Ability to be comfortable and credible in assessing impact of change, communication, and training need. * Ability to effectively design, gain alignment and successfully execute significant change initiatives from project start to finish. * Ability to lead, guide and coach project team members in supply chain quality regarding processes, global quality, supplier programs, systems, and project management. * Strong project management/process improvement skills, effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve issues; creates actionable strategies and operational plans. * Ability to work effectively and partner with Design Engineering or other organizations on processes and programs which will help improve productivity, supplier quality and performance. * Support development of requirements to deliver Digital solutions for internal customers and suppliers. * Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large scale change and influence in a matrixed organization. * Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership with strong relationship management ability. * Prior experience in managing by influence across multiple global teams/groups across an organization. * Prior experience leading quality improvement programs in Electrical/Electronic and/or mechanical equipment at a global scale. * Proven track record for identifying risks and implementing mitigations successfully. * Demonstrated customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer and develops processes to deliver outcomes that meet corporate, operations and sourcing goals. * Undaunted by challenges with a drive for execution?delivering excellent results under tight, pressure filled timelines. * Experience with the process of RCAs, Supplier Non-Conformances, Technical deviations, Vendor Recovery. * Six Sigma Certified #COICareers Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with proven skills in driving key initiatives with results through engagement with external and internal partners and have a solid business acumen. The candidate will be a problem solver and be resourceful, able to drive change, creative and willing to work with and through others to be successful. Strong executive verbal and written communication skills and analytical thinking are necessary for driving a high level of impact. Responsibilities: * Lead and design the Supply Chain Quality transformation roadmap working with stakeholders. * Lead project teams in support of different project workstreams, and manage overall project activities, plans, and schedules associated with transformation deliverables and milestones. * Lead, guide and support multiple workstream leads / consultants through the design and implementation of targeted change strategies including identification of change impacts to people, process, equipment, policy, and structure, stakeholder identification and alignment, appropriate communication and feedback loops, success measures, training, organizational readiness, and long-term sustainability. * Leads implementation of change management activities while providing the appropriate levels of support and coaching. Recommend appropriate new or revised change management tools and practices. * Bring Supply Chain quality experience and help to shape the vision in alignment with the overall Supply Chain Transformation core team. * Baseline of current process and drive lean processes on the global and regional basis. * Evaluate and engage with internal and external partners to accelerate transformation.

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