Strategic Sourcing Specialist/Sr Materials Manager

San Diego, CA 92128

Posted: 08/25/19 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Buyer Job Number: 69770-TJ Compensation: $100,000 - $120,000 +

Job Duties: Job Scope:  Planning and procurement of materials (electronics components) to Contract Manufacturers in China.


  • Qualifying suppliers, involving potential Engineering changes including end of life components.
  • Communicating with CM regarding part shortages and planning adjustments.
  • Working with Consigned materials, especially proprietary components such as ASICs, Consigning suppliers.
  • Working with both U.S. Suppliers and Distributors.
  • Negotiating pricing with suppliers
  • Utilizing a manual MRP system and ability to understand and deploy an MRP System. (Prerequisites are in process – System should be launched in about 9 months)
  • Utilizing Expandable, the ERP system used for purchasing
  • Travel – 0 %
  • Occasional international teleconferences after normal business hours.



  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision through
  • Life, AD&D and Long-term disability coverage for each employee
  • supplemental Life, AD&D and short-term disability for employee and dependents
  • 401k Plan with wide selection of investment funds
  • Flexible Spending (FSA/125) plan for medical and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 17 days of paid time off each year plus 9 paid holidays annually
  • Electric vehicle charging stations, free to employees
  • Travel insurance when traveling on company business
  • Quick turnaround on expense reimbursement with direct deposit
  • Flexible work schedule, fun, collaborative work environment
  • Membership in state-of-the-art gymnasium at San Diego office campus.

Job Requirements:

  • 10 – 15 years experience in a progressive materials management/procurement role
  • Experience with both manual and electronic MRP system and transition between.
  • Strategic Sourcing Experience in electronics components – preferably in Telecommunications, must be in RF Consumer Electronics at minimum.
  • Experienced working with Asian CMs
  • Proven Experience negotiating pricing with suppliers
  • Must be self- motivated, taking ownership of responsibilities, self- starting, self- managing. Proactive, taking initiative and working in a collaborative team environment.



  • Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree and Certifications such as APICS  highly desirable.




Jill Martinelli

I have the coolest job in the world! Defined: Recruit (1635-45); < French, stem of recruter, derivative of recrue new growth. I love this definition – it’s focus is on new growth. I help individuals, departments and organizations grow! As an industry generalist I have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in real time and converse with the most intelligent, creative and educated people in their respective fields. What a gift to be able to learn from my clients and candidates who keep me current and ahead of industry technology trends while helping them grow their careers and teams. I cut my recruiting teeth by staffing Qualcomm Assemblers (I earned a Soldering Certificate – trained by Qualcomm’s then Production Manager) to Engineering and everything in between. I believe my greatest strength lies in my ability to learn a company and its products as if I work for them- because I do! This leads to the opportunity to build their teams across multi-disciplines, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Materials, Operations and Management/C-Level, across multiple industries. (Medical device, Electronics, Green technology, DOD and Scientific) I have helped numerous startups as well as mature corporations grow their teams. My network of contacts has been built over 25 years and has proved invaluable as a resource in finding the best of the best for companies and candidates. Originally from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) I earned my BS from SUNY Oswego in Elementary Education (comes in handy as I do a lot of coaching!)
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