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Director – Supply Chain and Logistics

Celona is an early-stage innovator developing a converged wireless edge platform, venture-backed by Tier-1 venture capitalists, Norwest Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, and Cervin Ventures. The company is founded by a seasoned team from Aruba Networks, Qualcomm and Cisco. Celona was born from a single observation: a combination of 5G, edge computing and AI will fundamentally change how organizations work and do business.

At Celona, we are actively working on bringing our vision of next generation 5G Enterprise Campus solution to market. This is a unique opportunity for a program leader to take ownership of an essential part of our strategy and help take Celona to the next level.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, interested in learning about best practices involving operations and supply chain, intellectually curious, a fast learner, and able to adapt quickly while keeping focused on high impact projects.


  • Create demand and supply planning processes that enable the organization to fulfill its financial goals and customer satisfaction metrics
  • Manage performance of contract manufacturers and drive continuous improvements in the delivery and cost model
  • Streamline order fulfillment process that enables the organization to ship on time against first commit date and within lead time
  • Drive initiatives that lead the organization to improve quality and service
  • Engage stakeholder & facilitates inputs to drive timely and proactively decision making in areas of backlog, inventory management, deliveries, performance of contract manufacturers, NPI activities, Key Accounts and Customer Impacting issues
  • Drive automation initiatives that enable organization to scale, improve productivity and grow its operations
  • Develop service logistics processes to meet customer contract and SLA on spare parts replacements
  • Empower and engage team(s) to drive and strive for flawless execution, customer and quality mindset
  • Drive supply chain readiness to support new product introductions and any other company initiatives
  • Identify and develop metrics around key performance indicators to drive visibility and proactive mitigation

You will be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Operations/Production Management, Supply Chain Management or related field of Study
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in supply chain management is required; including planning, transportation & logistics, with at least 2 years of experience managing Operations in an out-sourced manufacturing environment
  • Experience supporting product launch is preferred
  • Experience managing supply chain systems
  • Must possess strong skills in cross-functional leadership, communication & project management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate and advance multiple project timelines, simultaneously
  • Ability to operate in dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment with minimal supervision
  • Proven leadership skills in building and managing teams
  • Analytical and negotiation skills

Bonus Points if you have:

  • References from end customers and managers in previous roles and companies
  • Watched all episodes of Slice of Celona on the Celona YouTube page


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