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Program Sourcing Manager

Department: Product Operations

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 5572

Sonos is searching for a talented Program Sourcing Manager to join our team.  The right person will be passionate about working for a company that lives its brand and delivers on its promise to create the ultimate home music experience. The Program Sourcing Manager, will be a member of the Sourcing Team with responsibility to provide Sourcing input on Engineering research and technical evaluations of Mechanical, Electronical, Transducer & Packaging designs and components. Applicants should have experience in at least one of the following disciplines; ME/EE/Transducer/Packaging Engineering and Sourcing and have worked directly with Suppliers and Manufacturer’s representatives.
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Research and evaluate Suppliers and Designs and sub-systems within product development, Sourcing, ID and long term product roadmap requirements,
  • Partner with Sonos’ Product Design and Engineering teams to review design specs and recommend sources that can meet Sonos’ volume, quality, and cost requirements. Drive technical decisions that are aligned to strategic sourcing goals,
  • Support supplier meetings to review technical roadmaps and help formulate a strategy to convey product and market information back to the Sourcing and Development organizations,
  • Analyze technologies, parts and sub-systems to create “should cost” models that enable COGM (Cost of Goods Manufactured) calculations during the development cycle,
  • Review production product designs and execute value engineering activities to achieve product cost reductions, reduce BOM risk and enable long-term manufacturability by proactively identifying and recommending additional sources as needed,
  • Provide support to all functions of the Sourcing, Quality, Engineering organization to enable a successful NPI process.
  • Support Product Milestone Sourcing activities and play a key role on summarizing the info to the Program team.
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of combined working experience in Engineering Design and Sourcing domain;
  • The demonstrated capability to apply analytical techniques to problem solving;
  • A strategic thinker and results oriented;
  • Natural leadership competencies; influences others through style and subject matter expertise rather than organizational design
  • An ability to balance business and technical objectives in decision making;
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a multicultural global business environment;
  • 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 of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited university, and be willing and able to travel within the US as well as, internationally up to 15% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Consumer Electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering undergraduate degree.
  • Experience with Anaplan and MicroStrategy.
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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