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Kioxia Director Supply Chain Management - 1957 in Irvine, California

KIOXIA America Inc. (KAI), formerly Toshiba Memory America Inc., is looking for a* Director of Supply Chain Management (SCM)* to join our* Operations team* in our San Jose or Irvine office. No relocation assistance is available.

Working with the SSD Business Unit (SSD BU), this position will lead the company’s supply chain and vendor management strategies in support of improving lead-times, reducing costs and promoting continued company growth. This position will also drive the supply chain team in meeting customer expectations for product reconfiguration needs and warranty support.

This role reports to the Vice President, Operations and Business Planning


  • Manage KAI Supply Chain, Logistics, Post Sales Warranty & Reconfiguration Center operations activities for all KAI Customers

  • Oversee SCM planning staff to maintain complete supply balance and visibility for all KAI SSD inbound producNOt segments

  • Manage Supply Chain relationships with internal and external customers by monitoring, trending, analyzing and aligning their key performance indicators through SCM dashboard metrics.

  • Manage and control aging inventory and communicate financial impacts to management. Effectively communicate high inventory exposure areas with the Business Unit leaders and recommend corrective actions.

  • Engage with Demand Planning, Sales, Marketing and Business Unit leaders to ensure supply chain strategy is aligned with business strategy as well as supports varying customer expectations for lead time and service levels

  • Develop future capabilities and long-term vision for best in class supply chain and reverse logistics network.

  • Negotiate and define customers’ requirements/business terms and conditions as well as third party service providers’ business terms and conditions via contract review activities for all Supply Chain functions.

  • Risk Management & Mitigation/Oversee Internal & External Audits: Minimize company risk and maintain company and legal compliance for all areas of functional responsibility via design, development, implementation and management of appropriate and effective business process controls, policies and procedures.

  • Lead all KAI SSD BU Supply Chain functional teams during audit events, providing leadership as liaison between business & audit teams.

  • Develop strategies and processes for analyzing customer returns, processing replacements or refunds to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize company expense


  • In-depth knowledge of international supply chain strategy, best practices, and procedures

  • Demonstrated leader and relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding managerial and employee development skills. Strong record of accomplishment of developing and leading high performing teams. Self-motivated and holds themselves and others to very high standards of accountability

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives.

  • Strong working proficiency with MS Office applications, ERP (SAP/Oracle); familiar with data analytic tools and able to provide executive level reporting

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, dynamic environment with cross-functional global teams in multiple time zones


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, operations, or related area; MBA degree is preferred

  • Requires 10 years progressive experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Materials Management roles and minimum of 3 years of direct management experience

Req# 1957; #LI-JV1

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected