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JDM Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Cisco Meraki

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products, and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

We are seeking a JDM (ODM) sourcing manager for the Hardware team, who has experience in working with ODMs to launch Hi-tech & consumer products. Reporting to the Leader of JDM (ODM) Sourcing, you will work cross-functionally with JDM (ODM), Hardware Engineering, Legal, Quality, and Many others to ensure successful product launches and program initiatives with our partners.


  • Support Meraki’s JDM (ODM) strategy roadmap aligning business requirements with supplier capabilities
  • Support business relationships and facilitate open communication between JDM partners & Meraki team
  • Manage Meraki’s NPI product pipeline into the RFQ process and support the decision making process by handling key documentation and recording stakeholder engagement
  • Interface with hardware, software, and product management teams to assess current and future sourcing requirements
  • Conduct supplier business reviews to assess supplier capabilities in areas of technology, supply chain, and quality.
  • Drive initiatives including cost reductions, favorable contract & payment terms, and lead time reductions.
  • Work on JDM (ODM) sensitive projects that come around and program manage them to completion by partnering with internal Meraki stakeholders and JDM leadership
  • Provide Analyses to support key JDM (ODM) decisions


  • Strategic. You use data and stakeholder inputs to make decisions on prioritization and resource allocation.
  • Collaborative. You are equally invested in the success of team members. You facilitate, invite and act on different points of view.
  • Analytical. You use data to make decisions and measure effectiveness.
  • Communicator. You communicate effectively across cross-functional teams.
  • Organized. You create and implement processes and be persistent in enforcing it.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain, Operations, or Engineering.
  • 5+ years of Sourcing or Partner management experience in consumer electronics or semiconductor industry with knowledge of manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience working with Asian supply chains
  • Experience collaborating and working cross-functionally with different teams and at multiple levels of an organization.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% as needed.
  • US or Taiwan Based
  • Excellent problem solving and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!!

We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That’s a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great leaders come from a diverse set of backgrounds.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation Range:
$133,300$178,500 USD

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