If you are an experienced technology sourcing professional with a passion for customers and hungry for driving change and impact at a Global scale you might be a fit for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) procurement team. Come armed with your knowledge for a position where you will own, build, and run technology sourcing and operations and engage with multiple stake holders to drive plans and execution to satisfy the demanding needs of a high growth industry impacting markets worldwide. If you thrive optimizing operations and driving results and want to be accountable for a significant impact and a once-in-a-life time professional opportunity, we have an opportunity for you.
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As AWS enjoys its ongoing rapid expansion, we are making investments in the Infrastructure Supply Chain and Procurement (ISCAP) team to optimize the value chain of technology ecosystem suppliers from whom we acquire good and services to run our cloud solutions. The AWS ISCAP team is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing and supply fulfilment to deploy customer capacity to AWS’s Data Center network. We are seeking a senior category sourcing manager responsible for the acquisition of printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) components such as motherboards, host bus adapters and network interface cards used in the enterprise server equipment. Our global category sourcing managers are subject matter experts in their respective fields who deliver high supply continuity at best possible cost and commercial terms. They are responsible for formulating procurement strategies and execute operational plans to achieve lowest total cost of ownership fueling rapid AWS growth that meets customer demand. The mechanical/thermal sourcing manager will analyze market dynamics/trends among players, process technologies, and industry/supplier capacity utilization to drive value-optimized procurement policies that capture time sensitive opportunities and ensure supply satisfies infrastructure demand. The sourcing manager will source, select, on-board, contract and performance manage category vendors. They will negotiate AWS favorable business terms and conditions, negotiate pricing to deliver spend saving and identify/mitigate supplier risks. The GCM will take lead in driving manufacturing readiness of new product tooling, secure 2nd sourcing and achieve qualification to scale production volume.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned printed circuit board assembly component sourcing professional with demonstrated record of success, who possesses influential C-level vendor relationships among leading industry vendors. You will engage early and often with Design Engineering, in-stock supply planners, quality, product life cycle manager to deliver quality, availability and cost goals while influencing design of manufacturing/cost. As a senior sourcing manager, being nimble, responsive and decisive in pursuit of business priorities is imperative. The ideal candidate needs to have strong and proven communication, leadership, and influencing skills. Successful leaders at Amazon are hands-on, results oriented, collaborative, and able to deliver innovative solutions with little to no supervision and guidance. Excellent verbal and written and communication skills will be critical to the success of this position. Success in the role will be measured by how the mechanical component sourcing manager is able to deliver cost effective sourcing solutions, close AWS beneficial business agreements, measure/improve supplier performance, and deliver multi-sourced component qualifications on-time for production launches. This role will report directly into ISCAP’s head of Component Sourcing Manager and is located out of Taipei.
· Recognized subject matter expert in printed circuit board assembly design practices, product life cycle, board materials -ICs/passives/connectors/etc…, manufacturing assembly/test methods, should cost dynamics and quality assurance systems.
· Established senior level industry relationship network with PCBA ODM executive leaders.
· Drive PCBA motherboard, HBA, and NIC card supplier product technology roadmaps and execute strategic quality/availability/cost improvement initiatives.
· Analyze PCBA ODM industry capacity to predict market constraints and drive sourcing policy counter measures to secure continuity of supply and cost optimization.
· Influence PCBA ODM and EMS contract manufacturing processes, technology decisions, and policies in beneficial and sustainable ways.
· Develop and execute PCBA, HBA, NIC card vendor strategies in support of business requirements for AWS Server and Networking hardware.
· Source, Select, Risk Assess/Mitigate, Qualify and On-Board new PCBA motherboard, HBA, NIC card suppliers.
· Assess and audit PCBA supplier capabilities including purchasing, inventory, build planning, factory process/capacity and logistics management.
· Successfully close complex negotiations including commercial terms, statements of work, SLAs, capacity, supply & pricing.
· Implement vendor performance controls to ensure operational excellence such as supplier business reviews and vendor performance score cards that engender desired vendor behaviors.
· Influence PCBA motherboard, HBA, NIC card designs for manufacturing, quality and cost optimization.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · Bachelor's degree Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. · 3+ years or relevant work of strategic sourcing and supplier management of PBA based components such as motherboard, HBAs, NIC Cards, Graphics Cards, etc.. used in consumer electronics, computing, storage and communications markets. · 5+ years direct experience in technology procurement, contract negotiation, commodity management, and/or category sourcing. · Strong written and verbal communication skills. · Strong business, financial, and legal acumen. · High degree of business ethics, ownership and accountability · Strong negotiation skills. · Strong program management skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · MBA and / or advanced engineering degree. · 7-10 Years professional experience. · Technical acumen in PCBA design/development, SMT assembly, and manufacturing test with ability to connect to related business matters such as cost, manufacturing cycle time and yields. · Experience with bill of material configuration management for consumer electronics and computing PCBAs. · Experience with PCBA surface mount manufacturing process technologies. · Experience managing Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and established network of industry ODM supplier contacts. · Broad supply chain experience with consumer electronics, computing and communications industry new product development and supplier management. · High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously. · Proven ability to influence others. · Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer · Proven ability to communicate and influence executive leadership internally and externally. · Experience managing external vendor C-level relationships with multi-million spend accounts. · Experience leading agreement negotiations for complex, mission critical technology supplier deals.