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Supply Line Director

Central New Jersey-based, rapidly growing, venture capital-backed, developer and manufacturer of fiber optic modules that simplify, automate, and make affordable the delivery of high-bandwidth applications

Reports to – VP Supply Chain & IT

Job Summary

The SLD will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to develop, maintain, and monitor supply line activities. The SLD will have responsibility for developing and managing a robust supply line including negotiating supply agreements and driving cost reductions. The SLD will have a good understanding of processes used to develop and
manufacture complex products composed of mechanical, electrical, and optical components.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assume responsibility for developing and maintaining the supply chain for products developed at Nistica.

• Work closely with Demand Management and Procurement teams to guide the ordering activities with multiple suppliers to minimize risk of fulfillment while maintaining lowest cost and high levels of quality

• Develop new suppliers and qualify them and their products as per the Nistica defined New Vendor Qualification processes

• Manage cost-reduction projects across the company. Monitor and drive closure on engineering and sourcing activities to meet pre-defined cost reduction

• Develop and execute supply agreements to achieve performance and cost targets including year-over-year cost reductions

• Maintain and enhance processes to develop and monitor suppliers on a continuous basis for reliable supply line, high quality, and lowest cost

• Develop and enforce Nistica process to quantify vendor performance

• Develop proactive monitoring and measurement systems to forecast commodity-pricing trends based on historical data and market trends to
favorably influence competitive pricing

• Work actively with suppliers and Nistica engineering to resolve technical and logistical issues related to parts supply

• Visit suppliers to ensure they have a high-quality fabrication process. Assist suppliers to develop their internal processes to allow them to reliably supply parts with high quality and low cost

• Provide continuous improvement plans to improve quality and reduce cost of parts

• Review technical specifications needed to support a robust supply line. Work closely with product development engineering teams to provide
manufacturing guidelines for parts and assemblies to ensure manufacturabilityand high levels of fulfillment at lowest cost.



• 5-to-15 years’ experience in the field of supply chain management and supplier quality improvement activities in a manufacturing environment. Must have assumed responsibilities to develop and support supply line for complex
optical, electrical, and mechanical products.

• Experience negotiating supply agreements and managing cost reduction activities to achieve year-over-year cost reductions

• Strong operational, process, and documentation skills

• Bachelors or Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or Engineering

• Training in Six Sigma (e.g., Green or Black Belt) or other disciplined problem-solving approaches strongly preferred

• Experience with ERP systems strongly preferred.
Personal and Professional

• Hands-on capability and management style

• Self motivated and self driven to fulfill job duties and responsibilities

• Team-oriented, bright, forward-thinking, and creative

• High energy level with strong interpersonal skills

• Highest level of personal and professional integrity


• Commensurate with skills and experience

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Lynn Hill at

Please send a cover letter and resume to in PDF or MS Word format.

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A note to all applicants

Thank you for your interest in Nistica. Due to high number of responses, we cannot respond to all applicants. Qualified applicants will be contacted. Applicants' resumes will be kept on file and considered for other opportunities as they become available.

Please submit resumes in PDF or MS Word format.

Nistica is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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