Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations (SCO)
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Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations (SCO), Headquarters 

Celona is looking for a Head SCO to oversee E2E Supply Chain management and Logistics Operations. You should be a leader with an analytical and strategic mindset, with a passion for fast paced, innovative, global, emerging growth innovation. You will be a non-executive invited member of Executive Staff.  Our ideal candidate has worked within the Networking space and has a solid understanding of Networking products and inventory.  

As the Head SCO, you will lead the SCO Initiative, encompassing management of: 

  • E2E Supply Chain 
  • Global Logistics 
  • Inventory Planning as S&OP lead 
  • Vendor Liaison (CM’s, 3PL, Freight, Compliance) 
  • Procurement, Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Management 
  • Backlog (establishing and meeting Customer committed lead times) 
  • Import/Export Compliance 

The position requires onsite presence at our Campbell, CA HQ a min of 2-3 days per week. 

Responsibilities as Initiative Owner: 

  • Lead S&OP planning team, including: 
  • Purchase Orders, including SKU mix, timing, T&Cs, transit and allocation to specific 3PL geos (CA, NL, UK, APAC) 
  • Supply side reporting (FGI on hand by SKU/3PL Geo, Inventory in Transit, Inventory on Order,  
    Inventory orders planned pending issuance); Product team will provide Demand Side Forecasting 
  • Cross discipline coordination for all critical input variables (Sales, Sales Ops, Product, Accounting and FP&A 
  • Manage E2E supply chain, ensuring timely procurement of SKU mix to meet demand and maintain optimal inventory mix levels at global 3PL depots, including: 
  • Expeditors (3PL); freight, logistics, rework 
  • TecEx (IOR) 
  • FedEx/Flexport (Freight) 
  • Procurement utilizing NetSuite ERP 
  • ODM/JDM/CM vendor management 
  • Coordinate w/RTB Sales Ops to determine optimal customer delivery date commitment in the SO confirmation process 
  • Backlog management; coordinating with Product, GTM and RTB teams to ensure appropriate prioritization to meet customer committed delivery dates, including clearing credit, product and acceptance holds. 
  • Key logistics interface w/GTM and Product teams to ensure all required elements of a deployment are available at the committed date/location to ensure on time deployment obligations are met for both NIaaS and NaaS 
  • Bridge Drop Ship workflow to accommodate rework, cabling requirements, firmware updates 
  • Reverse Logistics 
  • Compliance 
  • Import/Export regulations 
  •  Commercial compliance (UK and NL VAT, EORI, Section 23 Deferment License) 
  • TAA 
  • Certifications 
  • Celona specific contract obligations 
  • As member of NPI Initiative, responsible for NPI Stage 3 through Stage 5 (FCS GA EOS EOL EOSL) 
  • Designing SCO KPIs and SFDC based real time Dashboard for presentation to Executive Staff 
  • PLM utilizing the Propel SaaS Platform 

Ideal Skillset, Mindset, Experience: 

  • Experience in a fast paced, global, customer first, emerging innovation culture 
  • Analytical and creative mindset 
  • Experience with demands of F1000/G2000 class strategic customers 
  • Comfort with direct responsibility, instinctively acting with urgency without sacrificing quality 
  • Passion for the mission of scaling a global disruptor 
  • Combining the ability to think from first principles while being able to leverage past experience 
  • Direct experience working with Networking Products and inventory.  

Compensation for this role is between $155,000 - $185,000 depending on job-related skills and experience.  

At Celona full-time employees are eligible to receive stock options and company sponsored benefits. Other rewards are allocated based on impact of individual roles; these may include recognition awards and yearly merit increase.  

About Celona 

Based in Silicon Valley, Celona is a pioneer and leading innovator of enterprise private wireless solutions. The company is credited with developing the industry’s first 5G LAN system, a turnkey, 4G/5G system that enables enterprises and mobile network operators address the growing demands for more deterministic wireless connectivity for critical business applications and vital use cases not met by conventional wireless alternatives. Celona’s products and technology have been selected and deployed by a wide range of customers including Verizon, NTT, SBA Communications, BMW, Standard Steel, Schneider Electric, Haslam Sports Group, NYPL. 

To date, the company has raised $100 million in venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, NTTVC, Digital Bridge, Cervin Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information, please visit celona.io and follow Celona on Twitter @celonaio.