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17 Mar 2021

Full-Time Senior Global Sourcing Manager

Owl Labs – Posted by Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Owl Labs is seeking a Senior Global Sourcing Manager to join our growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a hyper growth start-up at an early stage. Our organization and revenues are growing exponentially, and we are well positioned as the world embraces hybrid work and hybrid learning environments.

The Senior Global Sourcing Manager will be responsible for developing the strategy and executing the tactics that ensure Owl Labs’ manufacturing lines are building finished goods without interruption. Your focus will be on working with internal stakeholders as well as external vendors to negotiate component pricing, delivery planning as well as risk mitigation tactics that yield a stable manufacturing supply chain. You will work closely with the development teams to provide feedback on component level decisions in service of yielding a minimum sourcing risk solution.


What You’ll Do

  • Build and maintain relationships with critical commodities.
  • Develop and execute a global sourcing strategy that effectively mitigates risk and consistently exceeds on quality, delivery, cost, and technology objectives.
  • Negotiate component pricing to drive product margin improvements.
  • Work closely with our China sourcing team to stay ahead of supply chain interruptions.
  • You will own the component supply risk for each component in the product BOM across all products.
  • You will collaborate with engineering and architecture teams for NPI development strategy and implementation, optimizing design/materials selection to drive competitive cost, industry leading quality, and continuity of predictable supply.
  • Be the component supplier liaison to the engineering team during the NPI process helping to establish relationships with new component vendors.
  • Drive engineering focus to critical components and advocate for risk mitigating options.
  • Utilize KPIs to monitor and report on on-going supplier performance.
  • Support operations in resolving chronic supplier performance problems and if necessary revise supplier strategies and/or lead projects to exit poor performing suppliers.
  • Monitor new product development, commodity and market trends to determine required long-term supply base capacities and capabilities and take proactive action to ensure capacities and capabilities are readily available as needed.
  • Own material management of our risk-buy component buffers.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills required.



  • 5-10 years of experience managing complex electrical or electromechanical assemblies.
  • BS/BA in Operations, Engineering, Business, Mathematics or a related field.
  • Excellent Excel (Google Sheets) skills.
  • Experience with Netsuite.
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior organization & attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and synthesize multiple perspectives to get the most important thing done.
  • Independent, self-starter – able to set agenda and drive progress with little direction.
  • Energetic can-do attitude and excellent leadership skills. Collaboration is exciting to you and you enjoy understanding the perspectives of others.

Owl Labs is over 40% remote and headquarters are based in Boston, MA. This role can be either an on-site or remote position. Please specify in your application. Our team is currently working 100% remote due to COVID-19.



Owl Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to our values of embracing inclusivity and creating a culture where everyone feels respected and connected, no matter the location of their work environment. We invite applications from people of all walks of life and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need accommodations due to a disability, please let us know.


Who We Are

Owl Labs is a collaborative tech company, creating an equalized meeting and learning experience for all, wherever participants may be. Powering hybrid teams and remote work is in our DNA. Owl Labs has been a leader when it comes to celebrating and connecting hybrid teams and classrooms — meaning both in-office and remote workers, in-room students and at-home learning. We’re best known for the Meeting Owl product line, a smart 360 camera, mic, speaker all-in-one solution. Sitting in the center of the table, the Meeting Owl uses vision and voice recognition to shift the camera to focus on who’s speaking, giving all participants a feeling as if they’re in the same room. With the continued rise of hybrid teams and remote workers, our products allow for better collaboration and productivity no matter your location.

Our award-winning product, the Meeting Owl Pro, has been recognized by CES Innovation Awards 2020, Red Dot Design Awards 2020, SXSW Innovation Awards 2020 and our team recognized as an Inc. Best Workplaces 2020 and the esteemed Inc.’s Editor’s List.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 56 days.

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