Website Sharecold Corporation

Commodity Managers work with Engineering teams to make sure Sharecold has the supplies and equipment to put into production the innovative designs coming from our Engineering teams. As a Contract Manufacturing Manager, you use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize our total cost of ownership for our global — and growing — infrastructure. The scale at which Sharecold operates means that savings on just one piece of hardware can have a huge impact on Sharecold’s bottom line.

In this role, you will lead the sourcing, selection, contracting phase and negotiations relating to outsourced manufacturing partners. You will develop cost models of assemblies and products, and update and report cost performance and supply chain risk management through all phases of the product development life cycle. You will also be the supply chain lead for the overall program development team and drive cost performance across the commodity teams in support of program goals.

Sharecold’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world’s information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user’s interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people’s lives better through technology.

Responsibilities

  • Develop contract manufacturer/original device manufacturer strategy and implement supplier management processes with critical partners.
  • Lead the creation and implementation of RFX processes for sourcing needs.
  • Manage the agreement creation process with the cross-functional program needs in mind.
  • Manage assigned manufacturing partners in relation to program requirements such as cost, quality, schedule and technology areas.
  • Develop and implement periodic cost improvement ideas in terms of design for manufacturability (DFM) or alternative technology choices.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of related work experience.
  • Experience leading/managing Contract Manufacturers and Original Design Manufacturers.
  • Experience with finance, analytics, cost modeling and negotiation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA degree.
  • Experience in consumer product hardware development.
  • Broad range of procurement and supply chain experience.
  • Demonstrated record of negotiating effectively in order to establish impactful partnerships, with the ability to interpret legal documents and to work with Legal teams to complete strategic agreements.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and familiarity with international business customs.
  • Willingness to travel in Asia a minimum of 25% of the time, and for extended periods as required.