About SimpliSafe

We’re a high-tech home security company that’s passionate about protecting the life you’ve built and our mission of keeping Every Home Secure. And we’ve created a culture here that cares just as deeply about the career you’re building. Ours is a no ego culture of collaboration and innovation where those seeking their next challenge can find big opportunities and make a huge impact on the lives of all those who we protect. We don’t just want you to work here. We want you to grow and thrive here.

We’re embracing a hybrid work model that enables our teams to split their time between office and home. Hybrid for us means we expect our teams to come together in our state-of-the-art office on two core days, typically Tuesday and Wednesday, to work together in person, and teams can choose where they work for the remainder of the week. We all benefit from flexibility and get to use the best of both worlds to get our work done.

Why are we hiring?

Well, we’re growing and thriving. So, we need smart, talented, and humble people who share our values to join us as we disrupt the home security space and relentlessly pursue our mission of keeping Every Home Secure.

What You’ll Do

SimpliSafe is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to help drive the development and manufacturing of our award-winning wireless/IoT home security system. In this role, you will manage and improve our existing partners and help map out the future commodity management partner strategy.

Primary Responsibilities include: 

  • Lead negotiations, implementation, and management of service and support agreements with Cellular Carriers and other HW service providers.
  • Create an analytics dashboard to reconcile SS Subscribers to cell service state.
  • Establish end-to-end partner performance measurements and scorecards and hold partners accountable to continually improve cost, quality, and delivery
  • Work with legal team on manufacturing service agreements and/or statements of work to ensure contract compliance
  • Develop, and maintain strategic partnership relationships with Service providers 
  • Responsible for the relationship management and performance measurement and improvement of component suppliers related to our cellular device operations.
  • Establish quarterly strategic reviews with partners to establish/review mutual objectives, implementation, process, and performance evaluation.
  • Negotiate and manage service costs, including NRE, associated with new product introduction
  • Negotiate part assurance of supply with minimum lead times
  • Partner with internal Engineering, Product Management, Quality, and Manufacturing Operations teams to develop improvement plans and drive improvements throughout the product life cycle.
  • Develop, implement, and lead supplier selection process (including RFQ/RFP) for new electrical component suppliers and other Tier 2 commodity suppliers
  • Lead executive-level quarterly business reviews (QBR) with critical partners
  • Manage royalty and licensing payments for technologies included in our products and services.
  • Take on additional supply chain projects as time permits.

What You'll Bring 

  • 5+ years in managing outsourced manufacturing, Tier 2 suppliers, and development of consumer electronics
  • Extensive project management and partner relationship management experience 
  • Enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated with the ability to build relationships
  • Experience in contracts and contract negotiations, and contract strategy development and execution
  • Demonstrated experience managing by influence, both with internal and external partners
  • Experience improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and performance metrics in the contract manufacturing industry
  • Experience working with Asian manufacturers and traveling to manufacturing sites. Ability to travel internationally 30%
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ME, EE, IE, Business, or Supply Chain Management

Nice-to-haves: 

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial Engineering or MBA
  • Experience with Cellular Carrier Management

What Values You’ll Share

  • Customer Obsessed - Building deep empathy for our customers, putting them at the core of our work, and developing strong, long-term relationships with them.
  • Aim High - Always challenging ourselves and others to raise the bar.
  • No Ego - Maintaining a “no job too small” attitude, and an open, inclusive and humble style.
  • One Team - Taking a highly collaborative approach to achieving success.
  • Lift As We Climb - Investing in developing others and helping others around us succeed.
  • Lean & Nimble - Working with agility and efficiency to experiment in an often ambiguous environment.

We wholeheartedly embrace and actively seek applications from all individuals, no matter how they identify. We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we believe our work is enriched when we incorporate a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We want everyone who works here to thrive and contribute to not only our mission of keeping every home secure, but also to making our workplace safe and supportive for others. If a reasonable accommodation may be needed to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of a position, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact careers@simplisafe.com.

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