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Global Sourcing Manager, Contracted Manufacture

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 3529

The Global Sourcing Manager, Contracted Manufacture (CM), will be responsible for the sourcing and supplier management activities of Sonos’ Contracted manufacture.  The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing Sonos’ global OEM/ ODM sourcing strategy and leading its execution.   The successful candidate must have extensive experience working with OEM/ODM supplier base, specifically those operating in China, within the high-volume consumer electronic sector.  Additionally, the candidate should have in depth knowledge of final assembly, manufacturing, testing and packaging processes. 
About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
  • Define and maintain, with input and consensus of all internal stakeholders, a sourcing strategy for CM that meets Sonos’ business growth, product performance, volume, quality, and cost objectives, while maximizing Sonos’ leverage and buying power;


  • Lead a sourcing selection process that includes a cross functional team of Product Development, Engineering, QA, and supply management;


  • Manage suppliers through product life, lead all activities in the areas of cost management and supply management;


  • Lead Contracted Manufacture contract negotiations;


  • Continuously maintain adequate CM manufacturing capacities that support Sonos’ product volume forecasts; Oversee the supplier forecasting and commit process;


  • Identify value engineering opportunities and yield rate improvement for sustaining products and program manage the implementation to achieve cost and supply improvements;


  • Lead Quarterly Business Review;
Skills You’ll Need


1)     A minimum of 10 years working experience related to supply chain, manufacturing, global sourcing


2)     A minimum of 5 years of experience in OEM/ ODM sourcing with suppliers operating in China; in a global sourcing organization of high volume consumer electronics industry


3)     Solid NPI management experience


4)     A proven track record of quickly learning a new sourcing environment and the ability to understand new technologies;


5)     The demonstrated capability to apply analytical techniques to problem solving;


6)     A strategic thinker and results oriented;


7)     Natural leadership competencies; influences others through style, personality and subject expertise rather than organizational design;


8)     An ability to balance business and technical objectives in decision making;

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More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.