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Manager, Supply Chain



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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation.

Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive.

Our Values

At F5, we live and breathe our core values, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Customer Dedication, Profitable Growth, Innovation, Employee Success, and Diversity. We help each other achieve our goals, value the diversity of ideas different backgrounds can bring, emphasize teamwork over rock-stars, work hard and most of all have fun.

We offer work/life integration programs like Freedom to Flex, dynamic employee inclusion groups, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition assistance for professional development, a comprehensive mentoring program, rewards/recognition, and so much more. At F5, we truly do help each other thrive and it shows: F5 has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine for the past two years.

And this dedication to living our culture doesn’t just exist within our offices; it extends into our communities through Global Good initiatives such as employee matching, volunteer opportunities, and the F5 Foundation. Our employees are passionate about making a difference in the world.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of a company that’s on the forefront of transformation. And because we know that a more diverse F5 is a more powerful F5, we’re looking for smart, passionate, determined individuals to join us. If you make thoughtful decisions quickly, obsess over your customers’ needs, take ownership of your work (the mistakes as well as the successes), and embrace different perspectives by putting the human first, then we want to talk to you.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Supply Chain is an individual contributor that helps manage the sustaining supply chain at the contract manufacturer. He/She will collaborate with the F5 supply chain team to manage Sustaining and NPI supply, monthly cost claims, part shortages & escalations, and will help lead inventory reduction and raw material replenishment related projects. The Manager, Supply Chain should be adept at managing contract manufacturers, and should have a commanding understanding of Excel, VBA, with some statistical background and experience with Tableau or PowerBI.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives materials procurement activities and supplier management to assure production readiness and maintain desired performance and costs.

  • Manages and oversees supply chain execution by Contract Manufacturers.

  • Oversee the development and material planning aligning schedules for manufacturing activities and specific schedules; monitor schedule statuses, identify alternative opportunities to mitigate shortages, and address problems which may cause schedule impacts.

  • Identify cost reduction and inventory mitigation opportunities, where applicable, and works with the CM for execution, inclusive of capturing cost reductions from other areas of the business into the pricing model.

  • Partner with operations/business teams to consult, develop and implement KPI’s, automated reporting/process solutions, and process improvements to meet business needs.

  • Enable effective decision making by retrieving and aggregating data from multiple sources and compiling it into a digestible and actionable format.

  • Participate in strategic and tactical planning discussions.

  • Manage safety stock of long lead, critical electrical components to assure availability for the production schedule and upside protection.

  • Collaborate effectively with peers to deliver on mission critical objectives.

  • Deliver improved P&L outcomes through continuous process improvement and by employing lean principles to improve operational effectiveness and reduce costs.

  • Complete Ad-Hoc analysis

  • Collaborate with S&OP team to reduce inventory shortages, improve forecast accuracy, and ensure customer requirements are met.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise within electronics industry supply chain management / operations.

  • Experience managing contract manufacturers in an outsourced manufacturing environment.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain management, sourcing & replenishment methods, and services and inventory management

  • A Passion for data driven process improvements

  • Able to demonstrate success in driving process improvements

  • Team player with deep cross-group collaboration and project management skills, with experience developing efficient work plans for complex projects involving many groups, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong problem-solving aptitude: ability to collect facts, analyze large data sets using advanced capabilities with analytical tools (e.g., Excel, Access, etc.) to provide strategic and actionable intelligence to the Director of Supply Chain

  • Willing to make tough/unpopular decisions and "hold their own" with other functions and the ability to influence and embrace cross functional teams.


  • B.Sc. in Supply Chain or Business with a Supply Chain concentration. MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 10 plus Years of related experience in high technology Enterprise level supply chain management managing spend > USD$100 million

  • Experience with managing in a remote and global workforce environment will be beneficial in this role

  • CPIM, CPM Certifications preferred

  • Leadership experience preferred

  • Familiarity with Sarb Ox compliance requirements from a supply chain perspective




The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

The annual U.S. base pay range for this position is: $122,686.00 - $184,028.00

F5 maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, geographic locations, and market conditions, as well as to reflect F5’s differing products, industries, and lines of business. The pay range referenced is as of the time of the job posting and is subject to change.

You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about F5’s benefits can be found at the following link: F5 reserves the right to change or terminate any benefit plan without notice.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with or auto email notification from Workday (ending with or

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. F5 offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for candidates. Requesting an accommodation is completely voluntary. F5 will assess the need for accommodations in the application process separately from those that may be needed to perform the job. Request by contacting