Global Supply Manager, Hardware - Asia

  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

As a Global Supply Manager on the Hardware Operations team, you will be responsible for managing mechanical, module, and board electrical commodity related strategies across all of Block’s Hardware portfolio. This individual will manage supplier business relationships which include pricing and contract negotiations, component quality, forecasting, and supply assurance.  You will support sourcing strategies and have a proven track record in cost negotiation and supply chain management. Understanding manufacturing processes and having a keen interest in developing commodity risk management strategies and managing business relationships is necessary.  

You will:

  • Work cross functionally with Product Design, Product Team, Hardware Engineering, and Hardware Operations to achieve outstanding supplier selection and qualification

  • Support and manage the following areas:

    • Strategic Sourcing: vendor selection, point of contact for relationship management, market intelligence on potential suppliers, monitoring vendor deliverables and schedules, evaluations of new materials, finishes, and processes

    • Build Support: onsite management of any custom mechanical component development with our manufacturing partners

    • Supply Management: demand forecasting, supply assurance and 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 supply continuity mitigation strategies in an ever changing environment. Influence Block’s product roadmap and sourcing decisions.

  • Work with internal teams and communicate with senior management about any potential issue which can affect Block’s products.

  • Understand core materials markets and industry dynamics.

  • Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain issues in real time with the support of an international team.

  • Travel ~25% mostly within Asia


You have:

  • At least 8+ years of experience in Global Supply Management.  Prefer semiconductor / silicon and modules experience.  Mechanical experience a plus. 

  • The ability and desire to perform highly independent and remote work

  • A nuanced understanding of commodity landscapes in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces, as well as ability to identify changes in buyer and supplier leverage within core materials markets using competitive dynamics to Block’s advantage.  

  • Exposure dealing with multiple levels of management on external supplier engagements

  • Exceptional ability to maintain and develop relationships within Block's internal teams, supplier teams, and management

  • A demonstrated ability to articulate complex manufacturing and supply chain concepts to business and engineering stakeholders

  • Knowledge of and experience with global supplier development and management, hardware development schedules, and cost management

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Proven track record of meeting challenging organizational objectives

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in multinational environments, and are driven and motivated by accomplishing world-class objectives

  • Great attention to detail with strong written / verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional analytical and Excel skills

  • Exceptional relationship management skills for dealing with Block’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. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, 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. TBD 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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