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Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses and organizations that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves more than 20,000 customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing and food and beverage. Learn more about Samsara's mission to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy at www.samsara.com.

About the role:

Samsara is looking for a smart, ambitious Strategic Sourcing Manager to influence our rapidly growing product lines for the long-term. This role is the interface between key technology industries, manufacturing partners and internal engineering teams. This individual is responsible for sourcing core silicon technologies and enabling new products based on technological developments. Candidates must have an interest in hardware engineering, market dynamics, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation.

In this role, you will: 

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to develop and implement strategic silicon and component sourcing strategies in support of an internal roadmap
  • Develop a deep understanding of Samsara’s vendor base in order to anticipate industry trends and track competitive forces
  • Lead the contract negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers
  • Enable new technologies and products at optimal costs within aggressive timeframes
  • Anticipate and drive solutions for NPI supply requirements using technical expertise, internal coordination, and clear external communications
  • Build initial relationships with key silicon suppliers and drive innovation with existing manufacturing partners
  • Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials and technology markets and use industry dynamics to Samsara’s advantage
  • Negotiate optimal terms for sourcing to ensure supply continuity while maintaining quality
  • Communicate the impact of manufacturing process value optimization, cost opportunities and risks, market intelligence and international dynamics to influence Samsara’s product roadmap
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices    

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • B.S. in Engineering + 8 years of experience, masters degree or MBA is a plus
  • Experience in technical, engineering or sourcing fields may be in lieu of B.S. in Engineering
  • Knowledge of silicon/semiconductor and EMS/ODM/JDM/OEM business models, cost modeling and supply chain design
  • Supply Chain Management experience in sourcing silicon and other semiconductor products
  • Willingness to travel internationally (10 - 20%)

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Positive attitude in a rapidly changing environment with ambiguous information
  • Concise communication skills
  • Desire to build relationships with multiple cross-functional teams
  • Experience and drive to engage in complex negotiations
  • Intellectual curiosity with an ability to learn quickly
  • Passion for technology and operations

At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

US Only: Please note that Samsara’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all team members who will be meeting in person for business or working from one of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. People who cannot be vaccinated for qualifying medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, and other legally protected categories, may request an accommodation. 

Benefits

Working at Samsara has its perks: for all global full-time employees, we provide private medical and dental insurance, growth and development opportunities, regular virtual team and company events, and other location-based perks. Review all of Samsara's current benefit offerings at rewards.samsara.com.

Flexible Work

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work. We value in person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office. We also offer a co-working support program for employees who are not located near a Samsara office. For more information about our Flexible Work model, please see our blog post here.

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