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Global Sourcing Manager, Mechanical Enclosures

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 3432

The Global Sourcing Manager, Mechanical Enclosures, will be responsible for the sourcing and supplier management activities of Sonos’ mechanical enclosure materials.  The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing Sonos’ global ME sourcing strategy and leading its execution.   The successful candidate must have extensive experience working with the mechanical enclosure supplier base, specifically those operating in China, within the high-volume consumer electronic sector.  Additionally, the candidate should have in depth knowledge of mechanical enclosure materials, manufacturing processes, and cost structure in the areas of molded plastics, extruded and die cast metals, and all finishing operations (punching, stamping, CNC’ing, anodizing, painting).  
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
  • Manage through product life, lead all activities in the areas of cost management and supply management;
  • Lead a sourcing process that includes a cross functional team of Product Development, Engineering, SQE, and Sourcing members;
  • Lead supplier contract negotiations;
  • Continuously maintain adequate supplier manufacturing capacities that support Sonos’ product volume forecasts; Oversee the supplier forecasting and commit process;
  • Work with Supplier Quality Engineering to implement supplier yield improvement and continuous improvement and sustaining cost reduction initiatives;
  • Identify value engineering opportunities for sustaining products and program manage the implementation to achieve cost and supply improvements;
  • Lead bi-annual supplier performance reviews;
  • Partner with Sonos Product Design and Engineering teams to review design requirements and compare design alternatives and ensure design finalization decisions are made so that parts can be effectively manufactured in high-volume and in compliance with all volume, yields, quality, cosmetic, and cost requirements;
  • Define and maintain, with input and consensus of all internal stakeholders, a sourcing strategy for ME parts that meets Sonos’ current and future product design and performance, volume, quality, and cost objectives, while maximizing Sonos’ leverage and buying power;
  • Develop cost modeling and estimation tools that can be effectively applied to enhance Sonos’ product design activities to understand cost vs. design trade-offs and help to optimize design decisions during the product development process;
  • Expand Sonos’ sourcing ownership into critical and strategic raw materials, tooling, and equipment;
  • Continuously research and monitor the industry and report on significant activities in the areas of new materials and manufacturing process developments, supplier capacity and R&D investments, mergers and acquisitions, and competitors’ activities;
Skills You’ll Need

1)     A minimum of 12 years working experience related to supply chain, manufacturing, global sourcing

2)     A minimum of 5 years of experience in ME parts 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;

9)     A proven supplier relationship management track record;

10)   Price and contract negotiation skills;

11)   Comfortable working in a start-up environment;

12)   Excellent communication and presentation skills in both Mandarin and English

13)   Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural global business environment;

14)   Excellent decisiveness - the ability to make sound business decisions in the absence of perfect or complete data;

In addition, the candidate should have a bachelor degree, preferably in engineering, from an accredited university, be willing and able to travel within China as well as internationally up to 50% of their time, and possess excellent Mandarin and English language skills, both written and spoken.

How to Audition

Apply now and if there is a strong match, you'll be invited for a first phone interview with one of our recruiters.
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.