Materials Program Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
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Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

The Square Hardware team is looking for a full-time employee to join the Materials Program Management team. You will report to the Materials Program Manager lead and work with internal teams and external partners to manage materials for hardware programs starting from development and into mass production. As a MPM, you will plan material via clear to build (CTB) as well as manage inventory across the supply chain. You will also work with the cross functional team to drive new product material readiness via risk release and drive E&O analysis and projections for hardware programs that are going end of life (EOL). This role also requires a close working relationship with Operations Programs Managers (OPM) and Global Supply Managers (GSM) to ensure goals are met.

Role Location:We want employees to be able to reside where they feel most creative and productive. Our Factory Operations team works across multiple time zones including Pacific Time, Eastern Time, and China Time.

This role is based in the United States and is open to all U.S-based individuals who can be effective partners with this team, including sharing and adjusting to typical working hours in Pacific Time. This role will also require some travel to China in the future.


You Will:

  • Manage CTB with factories to have visibility into material coverage through visible demand
  • Work with Operations Program Managers and Global Sourcing Managers to identify, resolve, and close material issues
  • Drive supply allocation when components are short in supply
  • Engage with Engineering and GSM teams to kick off material readiness for New Product Introductions (NPI)
  • Consolidate risk release data to ensure orders are being placed on time and issues are easily identified
  • Coordinate Last Time Buy (LTB) for programs going EOL in order to minimize E&O
  • Communicate E&O and liability projections, along with mitigations to reduce E&O exposure

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree plus minimum 3 years experience in a supply chain or similar operations/materials role.
  • Material management experience and skill set, such as CTB, E&O, and Risk Release etc.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (vlookup, index/match, etc).
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources