Global Supply Management Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

We're making a hardware wallet for the next 100M bitcoin users. Our goal is economic empowerment -- starting with bringing easy-to-use, reliable self-custody to a global audience. We're assembling a team deeply experienced in an extremely wide range of disciplines, including business, operations, design, software, hardware, security, and so many other aspects of product delivery. Come build the future of crypto-enabling hardware with us!

In this position, you will be responsible for strategic sourcing and supplier management across components and a contract manufacturer for our new Hardware Wallet.

This is a senior, execution-oriented role central to the development of an impactful, highly-visible new product area. This role will report to the functional department lead, but will be dedicated to working on the hardware wallet product.

You Will:

  • Develop a sourcing strategy across both the contract manufacturer and component supply chain

  • Manage pricing and contract negotiations, component quality, forecasting, vendor selection, relationship management, and supply assurance

  • Leverage best practices in hardware procurement from the existing Square hardware practice

  • Monitor vendor deliverables and schedules

  • Understand core materials markets and industry dynamics, as well as market intelligence on potential suppliers

  • Work with Electrical Engineering, Product Design, Product, and Operations to choose and qualify the best possible suppliers for our products

  • Work with with operations on capacity planning, ramp readiness, yield, throughput improvement and issue resolution.

  • Communicate to senior management about any potential supply chain disruptions which can affect our product

  • Travel ~15%, mostly internationally


You Have:

  • 12+ years of experience in Global Supply Management, including with electrical components (silicon, board electrical components, modules, some mechanicals experience a plus)

  • Ability to articulate complex manufacturing and supply chain concepts to business and engineering partners and management

  • Deep understanding of hardware manufacturing processes and a thorough approach in developing commodity risk management strategies in a dynamic global supply chain

  • Exposure to contract manufacturer selection and relationship establishment

  • Exceptional relationship management skills for dealing with Square's diverse supply base

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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