Senior Global Commodity Manager

San Francisco, CA /
Hardware /


    • You have experience building consumer products.
    • You are passionate, inspired and creative.
    • You are familiar with multiple product and project development disciplines and dependencies and how they interact.
    • You have a desire to work in a collaborative environment where honesty and accountability are paramount.
    • You are able to drive tasks independently and escalate and communicate issues and needs clearly.


    • Reports directly to the Head of Global Supply Chain.
    • Lead the development and execution of long-term, sourcing strategies for assigned electrical and electro-mechanical commodities.
    • Explore and recommend new or advanced technologies to implement and routinely keep key stakeholders apprised of market trends/technologies.
    • Lead new component sourcing and supplier qualifications.
    • Influence key supplier technology roadmaps in order to align Humane product roadmaps.
    • Implement strategies to drive supply chain flexibility and risk mitigation.
    • Negotiate and drive component costs in order to meet margin targets.
    • Plan and deliver on capacity planning for ramp and mass production.
    • Negotiate and minimize excess and obsolescence components.
    • Drive quarterly business reviews with key supply chain partners.
    • Manage the Approved Vendors List (AVL) for assigned commodities.
    • Negotiate contracts with supply chain partners to align with Humane's business model and objectives.
    • Build effective relationships both internal and external, and interface with executive level management.
    • Work with manufacturing partner to resolve part shortages or quality issues affecting production schedules.
    • Support our OEM supplier initiatives including annual cost reductions, VMI/JIT, lead-time reductions, favorable payment terms, etc.


    • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment.
    • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in.
    • Work in the heart of San Francisco - within walking distance to Bart, Muni and CalTrain.
    • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors.
    • Receive excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, equity ownership in Humane and competitive salaries.
    • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best.
    • Grow your career and do the best work of your life.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain Management.  An advanced degree or MBA preferred.
    • 7+ years of experience as a GCM/GSM in a fast pace, high volume consumer electronics company.
    • Minimum 5 years of direct experience managing electrical and/or electro-mechanical commodities.
    • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry, processes, technologies and key suppliers.
    • Demonstrated experience in managing cost negotiations/reductions and buffer strategies.
    • Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, should cost models, and contract negotiations.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience in engaging and influencing senior executives internally and with supply chain partners.
    • Leadership and cross-functional teamwork experience.
    • Experienced in working with overseas JDMs and component suppliers.
    • Excellent analytical, project management, and reporting skills.
    • Willingness to travel internationally as required.
    • Start-up experience a plus.
    • Local candidates preferred.

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