Principal, Supply Chain Planning & Optimization


On Site
USD 88,700.00 - 150,800.00 per year
Full Time


Supply chain planning
Product lifecycle management
Supply chain management
Supply chain optimization
Microsoft Office
Business process
Business systems
Market research
Impact analysis
Risk assessment
Project planning
Global Operations
Network optimization
Process mapping
Project management
Customer engagement
Data management
Data Analysis
Big data
Data Visualization
Industrial engineering
Advanced analytics
Microsoft Excel
Pivot table
Trend analysis
Machine Learning (ML)
Return on investment
Request for proposal
System integration testing
Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Power BI

Job Details

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Ingram Micro is the business behind the world's brands reaching nearly 90 percent of the world's population. Our market reach, diverse solutions portfolio, and digital platform Ingram Micro Xvantage set us apart. We have approximately 27,000 associates committed to serving our more than 161,000 customers and 1,500 vendor partners worldwide. Learn more at ;br>
Ingram Micro has earned Great PlacetoWork Certification for 2022-2023 in the United States! This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to our people and our culture.

Come join our team where you'll make technology happen in surprising ways. Let's shape tomorrow - it'll be a fun journey!

This position is in Irvine, California and has the opportunity for hybrid work with a few days remote per week.

Your role:

Analyzes organizational strategy and business processes to assist in the development of solutions which are fully aligned with overall business goals. Plan and design business processes and make recommendations and changes in order to improve and support business systems and activities. Uses industry knowledge to recommend options which will optimize company functions or processes. Uses historical data, sales trends and market research to develop forecasts, track sales quota and provide various reporting (daily, weekly, monthly). Works closely with multiple departments. Utilizes data to determine potential changes. May conduct various financial assessments of investments (ROI/ROA, etc.). Assists companies in areas of solutions planning, impact analysis, and risk assessment. May help in the planning and implementation of the RFP process, broad architectural considerations, budgeting and project planning. May sit on client/customer steering committees related to the broader aspects of the program/project being implemented.

Reporting to the Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy & Planning, this position will provide leadership and support to the Global Operations & Engineering organization. The Global Supply Chain & Strategy - and Planning group drives the development of the overall Network strategy for Ingram Micro including evaluating the evolution of our global supply chain footprint. This candidate will partner directly with Global Operations leadership, Country Operations and functional supply chain and commercial teams to development of the overall Network strategy for Ingram Micro including evaluating the evolution of our global supply chain footprint. This role will be the subject matter expert in the supply chain network optimization space with extensive and deep knowledge to independently conduct complex projects across a global, regional, or multi-country team. This will include, comprehensive end-to-end supply chain assessment considering internal and external perspectives, supply chain flow and process mapping, project leadership, inventory strategy and segmentation, customer & client interaction, systems/data management and reporting & analysis.

  • Works closely with Ingram Micro's country operations and various businesses to understand business questions, develop scope, and identify the right approach.
  • Designs, builds, and delivers supply chain network and inventory models. Ensures appropriate and correct data is used for effective optimization work.
  • Support all aspects of inventory strategy analytics including, but not limited to, demand validation, forecasting, safety stock modeling, segmentation analysis, category analytics, NPI and Product lifecycle management models and cannibalization modeling.
  • Develop and implement databases, data systems, data analytics and other data tactics that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Seek to improve and optimize all aspects of the supply chain department by reviewing current methodology, procedures, and processes.
  • Define and evaluate KPIs and provide regular reporting of core metrics to cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to data sources, databases, and data systems.
  • Interface with stakeholders and leverage big data to understand customer behaviors.
  • Build automated dashboards and reports to help teams make faster and better decisions.
  • Own data analysis and data visualization projects from beginning to end.
  • Create presentations and reports based on data recommendations and findings.
  • Partner with finance lead to identify, track and report on key business initiatives to ensure project are on-time and within budget.

What you bring to the role:
  • A bachelor's degree in supply chain, operations research, industrial engineering or related business field is required.
  • 8+ years related experience in industry with 3-5 years position specific experience as a Supply Chain Analyst, Data Engineer, or Business Systems Analyst.
  • Experience analyzing and improving Supply Chain data, information, and processes.
  • Broad end-to-end understanding of supply chain principles with deep expertise in supply chain advanced analytics.
  • Strong understanding of SQL and relational database experience.
  • Strong understanding of Tableau experience.
  • Basic understanding of Python or R experience.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience using supply chain optimization tools such as JDA Planning, JDA Strategist, Tools Group or commercial solvers such as Gurobi, CPLEX, etc.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and issues at the same time and to complete them in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to understand unstructured business problems and translate it into an analytically tractable question.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and PowerBI).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel data analysis skills including pivot tables, charting, cell calculations, data summarization, trend analysis, etc.
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills and excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Machine Learning experience is a plus.
  • Celonis experience is a plus.

*This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It's a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all of these duties.



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $88,700.00 - $150,800.00 per year.

The ranges above reflect the potential annual base pay across the U.S. for all roles; the applicable base pay range will depend on the candidate's primary work location, pay grade, and variable compensation plan. Individual base pay within each range depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time of hire. New hires starting base pay generally falls in the bottom half (between the minimum and midpoint) of a pay range.

At Ingram Micro certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus or sales incentives and long-term incentives. These awards are allocated based on position level and individual performance. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, paid time off, parental leave, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others.

This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It's a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all these duties.

Please be prepared to pass a drug test and successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check.

Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination, or racism. As a company we do not - and will not - tolerate these actions.

Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.

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