Global Supply Manager (GSM), Hardware
- San Francisco, CA
As a Global Supply Manager on the Hardware Operations team, you will be responsible for managing electrical related commodities in all of Square’s Hardware portfolio. This individual will manage supplier business relationships which include pricing and contract negotiations, component quality, forecasting, and supply assurance. This person will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies from a wide variety of component manufacturers. A proven track record in cost negotiation and risk mitigation is a must.. Understanding manufacturing processes and a keen interest in supply chain is necessary.
Work cross-functionally with Electrical Engineering, Product Design, Product Team and Hardware Operations to achieve best-in-class supplier selection and qualification
This role focuses on the following key areas:
Strategic Sourcing: vendor selection and relationship management, market intelligence on potential suppliers, monitoring vendor deliverables and schedules.
Supply management: Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate business terms and ensure Square receives the cost, quality and performance necessary for today’s global market. Influence Square’s product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
Ensure Square’s business objectives are met and secure supply continuity in a challenging environment
Collaborate cross functionally, communicating to senior management about any potential issue which can affect Square’s product.
Understanding core materials markets and industry dynamics.
Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain disruptions in real time with the support of an international team.
Capacity planning, ramp readiness, yield, throughput improvement and issue resolution.
Cost Management: negotiate pricing, cost reductions, RFQs, benchmarking and cost modeling.
Risk Management: Analyze technical and business risks and develop strategies for mitigation in a dynamic industry.
Travel ~15% mostly internationally
At least 6+ years of experience in Global Supply Management with electrical components (PCB, ICs, Passives) or mechanical components (enclosures, plastics, anodized aluminum, ceramic injection molding)
Demonstrated ability to articulate complex manufacturing & supply chain concepts to business & engineering stakeholders
SCM degree, MS or BS Degree (EE/ME preferred), MBA is a plus.
Technical background (Electrical highly preferred).
Knowledge of and experience with, global supplier development & management, and cost management
Strong negotiation skills
Proven track record of meeting challenging organizational objectives
Excellent communication skills, ability to work in multinational environments, driven and motivated by accomplishing world-class objectives
Must have exceptional ability to maintain and develop relationships within cross-functional teams as well as suppliers’ teams and management
Great attention to detail with strong written/verbal communication skills
Exceptional analytical and Excel skills
Exceptional relationship management skills for dealing with Square’s diverse supply base.