Materials Engineer
Google - Mountain View, CA

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At Google, we put our users first. From innovative software products like Gmail, YouTube, Chrome, StreetView to pioneering mobile devices like the Android, we build products that organize the world's information and make it universally accessible to our users. Google products are the lifeblood of who we are. The Product Management team works closely with our engineers to guide products from conception to launch, and with our business partners to generate profitable revenue streams. As part of the Product Management team, you bridge technical and business worlds as you design technologies with creative and prolific engineers and then zoom out to lead matrix teams such as Sales, Marketing and Finance, to name a few. You have a bias for action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at Google speed. As a Product Manager, you can be part of shaping Google's next game-changer.
As a Materials Engineer, you will be responsible for managing the materials supply chain for a new hardware product. You will develop and execute the material acquisition strategy, working closely with the engineering teams to ensure supplier viability and part feasibility. You are an expert in complex negotiations utilizing your technical background and deep knowledge in specific industries. As part of NPI builds, you will own the Bill-of-Material and manage, coordinate and drive multiple partners to ensure material availability for NPI build activities. And as part of ongoing manufacturing, you will continuously negotiate component pricing and work with component manufacturers to identify and resolve quality and yield issues.

Assist engineering team with design and component selection for NPI and existing products
Develop commodity and sourcing strategies, identifying potential suppliers and performing cost analysis/volume planning for commodities and other components
Manage supplier evaluation and selection, price and contract negotiations, supply continuity and quality for new and existing Eureka products; continuously improve component sourcing
Coordinate with suppliers to establish and ensure delivery requirements are met; provide updates to manufacturing lead on material lead times and readiness
Drive localization of process and product, and drive manufacturing launch in all relevant markets.

Bachelor's degree. In lieu of degree, 4 years of relevant experience.
3 years of experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Manufacturing Program Management; New Product Introduction; Manufacturing Operations; Supply Chain Management.
Experience in project or program management with proven track record of successfully setting up and executing operational processes.

MBA, MS in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations Research, Operations Engineering or other relevant field.
Experience with OEMs and third party suppliers
Experience across all phases of a product from concept to repeat manufacturing to end of life
Experience in the consumer technology market.
Experience in working with global and cross-functional internal and external teams.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

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