Senior - Hardware Mobile /IOT hardware Sourcing Manager

Bangalore /
Presales /
Esper is experiencing hyper growth!  We’re the industry’s first DevOps SaaS platform designed to provide a simple, safe, and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications and manage smart Android devices.  Our device infrastructure enables developer, mid-market orgs, and enterprise fleets of 100,000+ devices to deliver their software as a service.  Esper has rapidly-growing global customer adoption among some of the world’s most innovative major brands in retail, hospitality, logistics, and healthcare.

Esper’s customers base their business on Android devices. The solutions are often innovative, and can be challenging to build even in typical times. With supply chain constraints we are looking for innovative ways to help our customers obtain the required devices and components needed to build and expand their fleets, mutually benefit both Esper and our customers’ business.  lIn the role of Director of Supply Chain Ecosystem you will work with customers and the ecosystem to identify supply constraints and utilize innovative techniques to secure access to our customers in a suitably economical fashion while meeting required specifications and timelines. 

What you'll be doing:

    • In partnership with customer success and presales, constantly identify the key devices and components that will be needed by our customers along with order quantities and timelines
    • Building relationships with key Hardware ODMs, OEMs, and suppliers
    • Create information flow regarding the state of the supply chain, including an internal repository
    • Land commitments to supply our customers while minimizing the financial commitments for Esper
    • Monitor delivery and adherence to specification on behalf of customers
    • Follow industry trends and collaborate with other supply chain leaders to proactively predict upcoming bottlenecks, build corresponding contingency plans, get buy-off, execute

We'd love to hear from you if:

    • Established connections / network with OEM’s/ODMs in electronic hardware,Mobile,IOT ,Tablets etc especially in the China (Shenzhen)  region
    • You have experience new vendor identification & vendor management, product cost analysis, new product/technology introduction 
    • You are experienced in dealing with components and the supply chain for smart devices, PCs, or consumer electronics
    • Experience in negotiating  commercial contracts,agreements and help create an overall Hardware strategy for Esper.
    • You are ready to take some innovative approaches and achieve success in new ways as part of a SaaS company

This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to join a fast-growing tech startup. This is an in-person role based out of our Bangalore office. Please include a cover letter letting us know why you are the best candidate for this exciting role!

What we think makes us special
Esper is a fast-growing, well-funded company where everyone matters and you can see your impact daily. We trust our teammates and offer intense ownership and therefore accountability. We’re inventing the future and building something special. The team really enjoys what we do and cares about your input. We don’t hire just to fill a spot, we want you to make a difference. 

As you help us build this special company, Esper will take care of you. We offer flexible vacation, regular hack-days, competitive pay and benefits, and room for advancement. We hire capable veterans so we avoid the drama and trust in each other’s work. Our worldwide footprint mixes different cultures for a unique experience. We also like to have fun because we play just as hard as we work.

Don’t meet every single requirement? 
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Esper we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.