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Sr. Component Product Manager

Date: Mar 24, 2021

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 12378

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting into this very rewarding Sr. Component Product Manager role. Supermicro, the market leader in professional server solutions, is looking to hire someone who can play as a team lead in the planning of material management functions. The primarily responsibilities are sourcing, surveying new technologies on chassis and mechanical components, procurement, following policies and procedures related to all supply activities, negotiation, implementing optimal solutions, using MRP/SAP systems and managing customer requirements to assure proper planning to support the company's rapidly growing business. If you are dedicated, energetic and detail-oriented, this could be the perfect role for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Plans, manages and monitors the movement of material through the production cycle

• Balances current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/ capacities to ensure on-time completion of customer requirements

• Oversees the planning and release of production orders to meet customer orders while maintaining optimum lead time and inventory levels

• Drives resolution to materials issues which includes evaluating material shortages, performing root cause analysis, and replenishing to the appropriate inventory levels

• Analyzes and manages inventory levels in relation to customer requirements to meet profit and inventory targets and goals

• Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives

• Develops and maintains a supply chain strategic plan to understand key analytics, and risks to the companies supply chain. Pressure tests supply chain for areas of improvement

• Provides communication and visibility to the company of ongoing performance of key supply chain metrics and works with the team to reduce costs and improve service levels

• Manages ordering of all materials and components as well as to research new technologies on blade, chassis and mechanical components

• Manages supplier contracts and works on contract negotiation and de-risking the supply base

• Monitors overall production schedules, raw material inventory levels and shipments to advise of any issues in the supply chain

• Maintains visibility to company strategies as well as developing and achieving strategies to meet business and inventory objectives

• Supports audit efforts both regulatory and financial in nature

• Complies with plant safety procedures to ensure a safe environment

• Support new business opportunities


• Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer engineering, Supply Chain or Operation is preferred

• Minimum of 8 years experience in Material planning, Sourcing, Project Management, Field Application Engineering (FAE), Program Management, or Sales preferred

• Expert knowledge and experience with MRP/SAP systems

• Extended Experience and knowledge of Computer Chassis and Mechanical Components

• Expertise in statistical analysis and problem solving techniques

• Excellent oral and written communication and time management skills

• Must work independently and be able to manage tight timelines and changing priorities

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Able to sit for long periods of time.

• Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

• Occasional bending and standing.

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.

• Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

• Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions

• May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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