Mechanical Global Supply Chain Manager

Operations at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

As a Global Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for Mechanical commodities. You will ensure our sourcing strategy is aligned with Humane's objectives of Total Cost of Ownership, Time to Market, Supply Chain Design and Performance, Technology and Innovation, Quality and Compliance. The person in this role needs to be a natural leader and facilitator; be driven, organized and detail oriented; excel in following program timelines; be influential and manage through relationships.  

What You Might Do

  • Lead the development and execution of long-term, sourcing strategies for mechanical components (molded plastic & composites) and or packaging sourcing activities
  • Explore and recommend new or advanced technologies to implement and routinely keep key stakeholders apprised of market trends/technologies
  • Lead new component sourcing and supplier qualifications
  • Influence key supplier technology roadmaps in order to align Humane product roadmaps
  • Implement strategies to drive supply chain flexibility and risk mitigation
  • Negotiate and drive component costs in order to meet margin targets
  • Plan and deliver on capacity planning for ramp and mass production
  • Negotiate and minimize excess and obsolescence components
  • Drive quarterly business reviews with key supply chain partners
  • Manage the Approved Vendors List (AVL) for assigned commodities
  • Negotiate contracts with supply chain partners to align with Humane's business model and objectives
  • Build effective relationships both internal and external, and interface with executive level management
  • Work with manufacturing partner to resolve part shortages or quality issues affecting production schedules
  • Support our OEM supplier initiatives including annual cost reductions, VMI/JIT, lead-time reductions, favorable payment terms, etc.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain Management
  • 3+ years of experience as a GCM/GSM in a fast pace, high volume consumer electronics company
  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience managing mechanical commodities
  • Knowledge of the plastic injection molding industry, processes, technologies and key suppliers
  • Demonstrated experience in managing cost negotiations/reductions and buffer strategies
  • Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, should cost models, and contract negotiations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience in engaging and influencing senior executives internally and with supply chain partners
  • Leadership and cross-functional teamwork experience
  • Experienced in working with overseas JDMs and component suppliers
  • Excellent analytical, project management, and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required


Preferred Skills

  • An advanced degree or MBA
  • Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus
  • Start-up experience



Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Receive excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, equity ownership in Humane  and competitive salaries
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

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Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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