Develop Mechanical Supplier Sourcing Strategy which ensures that our supply base is capable of meeting Oculus’ current and future technical and business requirements.
Continually benchmark the mechanical industry to monitor cost and technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into the Oculus supply chain.
Drive Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) initiatives to ensure our mechanical suppliers are proactively providing input into new product designs and future product roadmaps.
Establish mechanical supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with Hardware Engineering, Supply Base Engineering, and Supplier Quality.
Negotiate purchase agreement, contracts, and SOW with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, payment, warranty and service terms.
Determine appropriate business splits between dual sources where appropriate, and ensure conformance to agree upon business splits with our CM partners.
Formulate contingency plans to de-risk technical challenges, long lead time, single source, sole source and non-cancellable/non-returnable (NCNR) supply issues.
Develop and implement supplier performance measurement system (Report Card) and conduct periodic supplier business reviews with senior management.
Institute programs to optimize schedule flexibility while minimizing excess inventory exposure along with Planning team
Lead Total Cost Reduction program to ensure the lowest possible total cost, including product cost, transportation cost, inventory cost and cost of quality.
Work with Supply Base Engineering, Supplier Quality Engineering and our CM partners to resolve any chronic part shortage or quality problems which are affecting production schedules.
Take ownership in managed category for ramp plan, ongoing production plan and forecast, tooling qualification schedule and tooling life if applicable
5~ 7 years directly mechanical sourcing experience
3+ years of managing Asia based mechanical commodities
Profound knowledge in all or any of the following areas: plastic injection molding, compression molding, basic plastic & elastomer materials, precision sheet metal, CNC, die cast, adhesives and other mechanical commodities required
Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, should cost model, contract negotiation and supply base management
Program management and cross-functional teamwork skills
Flexible to take on new category sourcing responsibilities as required
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business, or equivalent