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Strategic Sourcing Manager – ODM/JDM

Cisco Meraki

This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted December 22, 2021.

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 Hardware who has experience in working with ODMs to launch Hi-tech & consumer products.

Reporting to the Leader of JDM 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.


  • Develop JDM (ODM) strategy roadmap aligning business requirements with supplier capabilities
  • Manage ongoing business relationships and facilitate open communication between JDM partners & Meraki team
  • Manage Meraki cross-functional relationships to support new product development builds
  • Collaborate 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) critical projects that come around and program manage them to completion by partnering with internal Meraki collaborators and JDM leadership
  • Provide Analyses to support key JDM (ODM) decisions


  • Strategic
    – use data and cross-functional input drive to prioritization and resource allocation.
  • Collaborative
    – equally invested in the success of team members.

    You facilitate, invite and act on different points of view.

  • Analytical
    – use data to make decisions and measure efficiency.
  • Communicator
    – communicate effectively across cross-functional teams.
  • Organized
    – build and implement processes and be persistent in enforcing them.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain, Operations, or Engineering.
  • 3+ years of ODM/Contract Manufacturer management experience in consumer electronics or semiconductor industry with knowledge of manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience working with Asian supply chains
  • Ability to travel up to 20% as needed.
  • 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!!

Cisco requires all U.S.

employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation.

Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day.

If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date.

Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco’s vaccination policy.

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.

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.