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Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 5545

High Level Overview:
We are looking for a seasoned technical manufacturing process leader who can guide a team through the
development of mechanical manufacturing processes such as painting, CNC, molding, surface treatment, and
sub-assembly. This is a high visibility leadership function at Sonos that will play an instrumental role in
delivering the mechanical parts and sub-assemblies with the best technical solution for quality, schedule and
It is expected that the TPM will be a:
• Technical Lead – Lead the technical discussion for mechanical manufacturing processes while guiding
the team towards solutions.
• Coordinator – Coordinate cross-functional teams as one team through planning, solutions, and decision
• Program Manager– Manage the mechanical manufacturing process development per project schedule.
• Decision Maker – Align the team and make leadership decisions as necessary.
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
• Report project status to the project operations leadership, specifically the Product Realization Leader
• Align a cross-functional team on achieving the industrial design intent, product design purpose, and
product design intent through each prototype build/trial run to mass production. This cross-functional
team includes Industrial Design, Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering, Color Materials &
Finishes, Global Supply Manager, Supply Base Engineering, and Supplier Quality Manager.
• Coordinate the local factory and supplier teams to deliver the mechanical parts for each build.
• Set the expectations for Sonos specifications, quality requirements, and schedule to the suppliers and
deliver qualified parts per plan.
Skills You’ll Need
• BS degree or above in Engineering and Management, with 6+ years related work experience.
• More than 2 years’ experience as a technical lead or program manager in an international company.
• Strong communication skills in the global work environment.
• Deep understanding and experience with high volume mechanical product manufacturing
methodology and implementation.
• Diverse experience managing suppliers with different process capabilities.
• Proficient with the use of DFM, GD&T, SPC, DOE and other Six Sigma techniques.
• Fluency in Mandarin and English in verbal and written.
Extra Points:
• Hands-on experience developing other secondary processes such as sub-assembly, painting, gluing.
• Additional experience with product design, automation, and quality management is a plus.
• Engineering program management background
• Six Sigma certification.
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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