SimpliSafe: Strategic Sourcing Manager – Contract Manufacturing and Joint Design
294 Washington Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA 02108

Employee Testimonials


SimpliSafe is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to help drive the development and manufacturing for our award-winning wireless/IoT home security system. In this role, you manage and improve our existing partners and help map out the future manufacturing and design partner strategy.

What You'll Do:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the relationship management and performance measurement and improvement of Contract Manufacturing (CM) and Joint Design (JDM) partners
  • Establish end-to-end partner performance measurements and scorecards and hold them accountable to continually improve cost, quality, and delivery
  • Lead executive-level quarterly business reviews (QBR) with critical partners.
  • Partner with internal Engineering, Product Management, Sourcing, Quality, and Manufacturing teams to develop improvement plans and drive improvements throughout the product life cycle.
  • Manage manufacturing value added (MVA) cost for existing products and negotiate quarterly cost down plans. Negotiate MVA for new products.
  • Develop and implement a contract manufacturing and joint design strategy in line with SimpliSafes manufacturing vision and strategy.
  • Negotiate and manage partner costs, including NRE, associated with new product introduction
  • Work with the legal team on manufacturing service agreements and ensure contract compliance.
  • Develop, implement and lead a new CM/JDM partner selection process as well as the RFQ/RFP process.

What You'll Bring:

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years in managing outsourced manufacturing and development of consumer electronics
  • Extensive project management and partner relationship management experience
  • Enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated with the ability to build relationships
  • Experience in contracts and contract negotiations, and contract strategy development and execution
  • Demonstrated experience managing by influence, both with internal and external partners
  • Experience improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and performance metrics in the contract manufacturing industry
  • Experience working with Asian manufacturers and traveling to manufacturing sites. Ability to travel internationally 30%
  • Bachelors Degree in ME, EE, IE, Business, or Supply Chain Management


  • Masters degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial Engineering or MBA
  • Experience manufacturing in Mexico and Europe
  • Management of reverse supply chains, i.e. returns and repair

Employee Testimonials

Talent Acquisition and HR Coordinator

I'm incredibly grateful to Simplisafe for the opportunities that have opened up for me here. There's a prevailing focus on promoting professional development and growth from within. We're very proud of our product, our teams, and our culture!

Customer Service Supervisor

I started working at Simplisafe about a year ago and I have never felt more at home. From the great management to the amazing culture, Simplisafe shows that they truly care about their employees with benefits, promotions, and year round activities.