As a Global Supply Manager on the Hardware Operations team, you will be responsible for managing mechanical, module, and board electrical commodity related strategies across all of Block’s Hardware portfolio. This individual will manage supplier business relationships which include pricing and contract negotiations, component quality, forecasting, and supply assurance. You will support sourcing strategies and have a proven track record in cost negotiation and supply chain management. Understanding manufacturing processes and having a keen interest in developing commodity risk management strategies and managing business relationships is necessary.
Work cross functionally with Product Design, Product Team, Hardware Engineering, and Hardware Operations to achieve outstanding supplier selection and qualification
Support and manage the following areas:
Strategic Sourcing: vendor selection, point of contact for relationship management, market intelligence on potential suppliers, monitoring vendor deliverables and schedules, evaluations of new materials, finishes, and processes
Build Support: onsite management of any custom mechanical component development with our manufacturing partners
Supply Management: demand forecasting, supply assurance and capacity planning, ramp readiness, yield, throughput improvement, and issue resolution
Cost Management: negotiate pricing, cost reductions, RFQs, benchmarking, and cost modeling
Risk Management: analyze technical and business risks and develop supply continuity mitigation strategies in an ever changing environment. Influence Block’s product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
Work with internal teams and communicate with senior management about any potential issue which can affect Block’s products.
Understand core materials markets and industry dynamics.
Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain issues in real time with the support of an international team.
Travel ~25% mostly within Asia
At least 8+ years of experience in Global Supply Management. Prefer semiconductor / silicon and modules experience. Mechanical experience a plus.
The ability and desire to perform highly independent and remote work
A nuanced understanding of commodity landscapes in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces, as well as ability to identify changes in buyer and supplier leverage within core materials markets using competitive dynamics to Block’s advantage.
Exposure dealing with multiple levels of management on external supplier engagements
Exceptional ability to maintain and develop relationships within Block's internal teams, supplier teams, and management
A demonstrated ability to articulate complex manufacturing and supply chain concepts to business and engineering stakeholders
Knowledge of and experience with global supplier development and management, hardware development schedules, and cost management
Strong negotiation skills
Proven track record of meeting challenging organizational objectives
Excellent communication skills, ability to work in multinational environments, and are driven and motivated by accomplishing world-class objectives
Great attention to detail with strong written / verbal communication skills
Exceptional analytical and Excel skills
Exceptional relationship management skills for dealing with Block’s diverse supply base
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