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Sr. Process Engineer, Packaging SBE

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 4495

Be part of the revolution as the Supply Base Engineer (SBE) at Sonos!  

The Packaging Supplier Base Engineer (SBE), will have the lead engineering responsibility for Sonos’ supplier-manufactured packaging and printed products. An early responsibility of this position will be to partner with Sonos’ sourcing and product design team members to select and qualify the right suppliers who can continuously meet Sonos’ requirements in the areas of quality, supply, and cost.  The position will also be responsible for leading all packaging technical problem resolution, providing DFx analysis through the product development cycle, conducting supplier factory and process audits and qualifications, and playing an integral part in the Sonos’ source selection process.  

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. 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 unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do

  •      Support the supplier selection process by leading the technical evaluation of candidate suppliers, including factory and process audits.
  •      Lead the supplier qualification and manufacturing bring-up of new Sonos packaging designs.
  •      Provide sourcing options for premium materials, such as papers, etc.
  •      Manage all technical sustaining activities with Sonos’ packaging suppliers. This includes driving process, efficiency and yield improvements to achieve lower costs and higher quality; maintaining updated packaging specifications, assembly drawings, and BOM details; and managing packaging engineering change activities.
  •      Provide technical leadership and program management throughout the NPI process:
    • Review and approve supplier SOP’s, and ensure 100% SOP document compliance. Lead FAI and CPK reviews to finalize engineering specifications to ensure all critical dimensions be mass produced at high yields.
    • Review and approve supplier raw materials incoming inspection methodology and criteria.
    • Conduct supplier tool qualifications necessary to achieve required supply capacities.
    • Provide on-site technical leadership at suppliers for all problem diagnosis & resolution.
Skills You’ll Need
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both Mandarin and English.
  • A strong team player and comfortable working in a high-growth, fast-paced start-up environment.
  • B.S. Degree or above in Packaging Engineering or related discipline.
  • Technical background in a packaging design/sourcing company.
  • Broad experience across a variety of packaging designs, materials and manufacturing processes 
    • Familiar with variety of packaging materials such as: Paper, corrugated cardboard.
    • Familiar with variety manufacturing process such as: Offset printing, Flexography printing. Varnish, lamination, binding and so on.
    • Familiar with packaging development process.
    • Have the experience in packaging development, familiar with transportation testing standard and solid experience in problem solving.
    • Solid experience to lead supplier in quality control from manufacturing process perspective
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time
How to Audition
You will receive a phone screen from recruiter when your resume highly match.Hiring Manager phone , video or F2F interview to be arranged later, to further mutual communication. You will have a clear understood about the vacancy.Global interviewers will video with you to show complete Sonos culture, working environment and collaboration among team  . 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 Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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