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Global Supply Manager, Hardware Operations (Proto)

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SquareUp

Other Engineering, Operations
Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Proto is accelerating the world's transition to an open economy with products that increase access and independence for everyone. We're building Bitkey, a simple and safe self-custody bitcoin wallet that will put customers in control, as well as hardware and software that will help decentralize bitcoin mining and enable new and innovative use cases for bitcoin mining. We're developing these products in the open - you can read more about them at bitkey.build and mining.build. Within Proto, our Bitcoin Products team delivers the product and go-to-market strategy, software, firmware, and custom silicon needed to make Bitkey and our ambitious mining initiatives a reality. Come build the future of money with us!

As Proto's first Global Supply Manager based in Asia, you will be responsible for managing a wide range of electrical and mechanical commodities across all of Block's Hardware portfolio. You will manage supplier business relationships which include pricing and contract negotiations, component quality, forecasting, and supply assurance. You will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies from a wide variety of component manufacturers. You will report to the Global Supply Manager Lead based in the U.S.

You will:

  • Work cross-functionally with Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Product and Hardware Operations to achieve best-in-class supplier selection and qualification.

  • Influence the product design by presenting cost-benefit analysis to cross functional teams

  • Own the sourcing strategy for key components. This includes vendor selection and relationship management, market intelligence on potential suppliers, monitoring vendor deliverables and schedules.

  • Project Manage timelines and drive suppliers to support Hardware Engineering during NPI

  • Work with suppliers to negotiate business terms and ensure Block receives the cost, quality and performance necessary for today's global market.

  • Influence Block’s product roadmap and sourcing decisions. Negotiate contracts (NDA, MSA, SOW and etc) with suppliers to achieve best in class cost, terms and conditions

  • Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain disruptions in real time.

  • Drive capacity planning, ramp readiness, yield, throughput improvement and issue resolution.

  • Create cost models, identify cost savings opportunities and negotiate cost reductions, RFQs, cost benchmarking.

  • Analyze technical and business risks and develop strategies for mitigation in a dynamic industry.

  • Travel ~25%

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience in supply chain or commodity management with electronics components and custom design electro-mechanical modules

  • Experience working with various mechanical and electrical commodities. Plus if you've worked with High Power (>3kW) Power Supply

  • Technical background (electrical engineering highly preferred) with experience in product development

  • Knowledge of and experience with, global supplier development & management, hardware development schedules and semiconductor manufacturing

  • Experience with cost benefits trade off and analysis

  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships within Block's internal teams and suppliers' teams and management

  • A demonstrated ability to articulate complex manufacturing & supply chain concepts to business & engineering stakeholders

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Exceptional analytical, Google Suite and Excel skills

  • Exceptional relationship management skills for dealing with Block’s diverse supply base

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.