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Associate Director, NPI Sourcing (Instruments)

Company: Illumina, Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Illumina Values:

What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?

At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.

Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world-changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.


  • Responsible for leading a team that coordinates supply chain activities related to all new instrument product lines and technologies
  • Act as an interface between the category sourcing leads and engineering teams at Illumina
  • Ensures function is represented on product development and technology module teams, leading key sourcing activities and deliverables
  • Key focal point for all Supply Chain issues pertaining to NPI, sustaining, obsolescence and quality
  • Accountable for managing NPI deliverables
  • Champion sourcing initiatives early in the product development process to ensure excellence in supplier selection, components, and platform specification including the selection of strategic suppliers to drive efficiency and cost targets
  • Integrate the Engineering, Production, and Sourcing objectives in the execution of instruments, including promoting standardization across programs for supplied product and champion sourcing initiatives early in the NPI process
  • Work with Category sourcing leads to ensure excellence in supplier selection and component and platform specification driving supplier capability measurements for assigned programs
  • Collaborate with engineering to ensure technology match occurs between supply partners and engineering
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to ensure capable product and factory fulfillment requirements are met
  • Resolves and/or directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business challenges
  • Frequently interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers
  • Ensures availability of supply through development and commercial launch
  • Drive KPI's such as COGS reduction, PPV forecast accuracy, successful products launches, and E&O reduction
  • Aware of and comply with the Illumina's Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
  • Executes company policies and recommends methods to improve operational effectiveness

    • Extremely strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork, planning, and organizational skills
    • 8 plus years of work experience in manufacturing of medical devices
    • End to end supply chain subject matter expert with proven record of championing the function so that it is understood and accepted by the business
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence critical decisions with internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong project management and business analysis skills
    • Ability to identify, assess, resolve, and where needed, escalate risks
    • Flexible, with strong risk and prioritization skills; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting and competing demands
    • Ability to identify areas of improvement and devise, plan and implement solutions
    • Experience managing supply chain professionals in a dynamic environment with ability to develop capabilities of direct reports
    • Plans, prioritizes, and assigns team objectives to achieve goals
    • Responsible for development of key business processes and metrics
    • Identifies, designs, and delivers training programs
    • Proficient in the use of SAP desirable
    • Master's degree in engineering or technical related field, MBA preferred
    • Lean/Six Sigma Certification preferred
    • APICS Certification preferred

      Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

      The estimated base salary range for this role based in the United States of America is: $149,600 - $224,400. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, an individual's qualifications, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Additionally, all employees are eligible for one of our variable cash programs (bonus or commission) and eligible roles may receive equity as part of the compensation package. We offer a wide range of benefits as innovative as our work, including access to genomics sequencing, family planning, health/dental/vision, retirement benefits, and paid time off.

      At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit:

Keywords: Illumina, Inc., San Diego , Associate Director, NPI Sourcing (Instruments), Executive , San Diego, California

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