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JDS Uniphase Corporation
JDSU - NPI Planner/Buyer

JDSU’s Supply Chain organization is seeking to hire an NPI Planner/Buyer for our Ottawa based team.

What do we do?

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, differentiated brands, and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through three business segments: Network and Service Enablement, Communications and Commercial Optical Products, and Optical Security and Performance Products. To learn more about JDSU please visit and follow JDSU on Twitter:

What will you do in this role?

JDSU is seeking a top tier candidate for the New Product Introduction (NPI) Planner/Buyer Role. This position will be responsible for purchasing raw materials for local R&D build, as well as ramping new products at an offshore Contract Manufacturer (CM). This role will work with cross-functional teams to develop detailed transition plans including capacity and ramp plans, & material readiness. This individual will be responsible for the coordination of all NPI builds at offshore CM and will be the primary Supply Chain Operations contact for the Product Development team during all development phases. This individual will have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and interact with multiple levels of management, both internal and external, to achieve goals. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working across multiple disciplines and all levels of the organization. Must have a commitment to do everything possible to ensure the team’s success as well as the flexibility to quickly re-direct efforts based on new information. NPI program schedule will be jointly owned by this individual and the R&D Engineering Program Manager.

Position requires strong communication skills in an individual that is self-directed and capable of meeting aggressive schedules. Must possess exceptional organizational skills and be capable of managing several projects in parallel. Travel to Asia CM on a project by project basis would be required (<10%).

What experience will allow you the greatest success in this role?

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related field;
• Minimum 5 years of experience in high tech manufacturing operations in an outsourced environment;
• Experience in large, complex project transitions involving line setup, capacity planning, yield improvement, etc.;
• Demonstrated program management fundamentals experience including defining, scheduling, tracking, communicating status, prioritizing and managing projects working knowledge of program management processes and tools with demonstrated results;
• Demonstrated capability of handling multiple projects in parallel;
• Direct experience either working at or with Contract Manufacturers;
• Working knowledge of PCBA assembly, product assembly and product manufacturing test;
• Experience working in cross-functional teams in a R&D or manufacturing company;
• Strong problem solving skills;
• Ability to interface effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries;
• Strong interpersonal and planning skills. Demonstrated ability to work with engineers and all levels of management;
• Demonstrated effective communication, presentation, negotiation, planning, organization and facilitation skills;
• Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment;
• Highly proficient with Excel and related Microsoft Products

Preferred Experience that would make you a superstar for this role?

• Experience working with Agile PLM;
• Experience working with ERP systems;
• Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement;
• Negotiation experience with global suppliers

How do you get your chance to join?

Please submit your resume in confidence to

Date: November 26, 2014
Wage/Salary: tbd
Start: asap
Duration: Regular Full Time
Type: Full Time
How to apply:Please submit your resume in confidence to
Company: JDS Uniphase Corporation
Contact: Stuart Musson

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