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Sr. Category Manager - Electronics (Remote Option)

Company: QSC, LLC
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

QSC is looking for an exceptional Senior Category Manager who is experienced in Electronic assemblies and components with a strong desire to establish and lead the commodities based strategies across a high growth company. The Senior Category Manager will provide subject matter expertise in the Electronics category, effectively understand market trends, and manage critical supply partner relationships. Responsibilities will include the strategy development process, RFx sourcing, marketplace analysis, supplier selection, supplier relationship management, access to critical technologies, roadmap planning, supply continuity, supplier risk management, negotiation, and contracting.Additionally, the Senior Category Manager may identify and develop new suppliers and improve existing supplier performance globally in support of QSC global category sourcing initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative international environment navigating multiple technologies, systems, processes, teams, and practices to develop and drive a robust category strategy.Develops and drives strategic sourcing for key electronic suppliers.Will be responsible for establishing the Category Team for Electronics with critical members that will lead the identification, selection and management of critical and key technology providers used within QSC Products.Directs Commodity Teams in the creation and execution of key sourcing strategies. Commodity teams include Design Engineering, Product Engineering, Supplier Quality Engineering, and Advanced Research. Leads the team responsible for assessing supplier capabilities in areas of process technology, capacity planning, cost/performance, and long term relationships. Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain through formal Supplier Selection Process resulting in the choice of long-term strategic supply partners.Contractual negotiations with key suppliers required as it relates to long-term supply, security of supply, risk management, capacity assurance, and process change notifications through end of life.Lead cost negotiations to deliver cost of goods and product cost targets.Aggregate and leverage QSC global position and strategic partnerships.Lead cost negotiations to deliver cost of goods and product cost targets.Identify and manage cost reduction opportunities through benchmarking AOP, process/technology improvements, supplier negotiations, and supplier partnerships.Establishes QBR metrics, cost/delivery improvement plans, MPA, PPV and contract dispute resolution for key electronic supply partners.Determine and direct early supplier engagement. Work with Core Team supply chain members to implement strategies, obtain quotes and delivery for R&D build requirements including specification review and lead-time determination. Routinely communicates with executive management team on key supplier strategiesTake the leadership role in the development and effective communication of strategic goals and objectives for the Electronics category pushing for consistent technology roadmap discussions and sharing between QSC and its electronics supply partners.Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in business administration, Supply Chain, Electrical Engineering or related fields.10 years' experience in related field with 5 years in a senior or management role.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesHigh-level understanding of Supply Chain Management concepts required. Possesses a comprehensive understanding of semiconductor manufacturing process.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Understands process orientation and impacts via cause/effect analyses. Problem solving critical thinker and the ability to understand how supplier processes can impact QSC operations.Strong relationships with critical IC and Passives component sources.Ability to work with suppliers in collaborative problem solving.

Keywords: QSC, LLC, Costa Mesa , Sr. Category Manager - Electronics (Remote Option), Executive , Costa Mesa, California

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