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2024-04-18 Waymo

Senior GSM, Strategic Silicon

Mountain View, California, United States
San Francisco, California, United States

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World’s Most Experienced Driver™—to improve everyone's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

At Waymo, we are mission-driven and believe deeply in the opportunity of autonomous driving technology to improve mobility and make people's lives better. We are united by purpose and responsibility (for our employees and riders alike). We are looking for kind, committed, employees who have integrity, dream big, work together as one team and create a sense of belonging for one another that is the foundation of our culture. We want each team member to feel welcomed and included in every step of our exciting journey. 

Waymo's Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams are making the technology of the future a reality. We handle all production processes and supplier development strategies: from contracts and purchasing, to designs for improved manufacturing, through quality control and delivery. We collaborate with Waymo engineering teams and external suppliers and partners to make sure everything is built to spec and delivered on time to meet the rising demands of our business.

You will report to the Director of Strategic Sourcing and be based in Mountain View or San Francisco, CA.

In this Senior Global Supply Manager role, you'll:

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Supply Chain manufacturing and quality, finance, and other Waymo teams.
  • Guide communication between suppliers and Engineering / Supply Chain.
  • Develop and lead the Sourcing Strategy for your area of ownership. Creating and building long-term partnerships.
  • Lead complex ASIC costing and contract negotiations with our silicon partners.
  • Interface and communicate with Executives, both internally and externally.
  • Identify, develop, negotiate and manage existing and further development of manufacturing partners, both for short term and long term.
  • Manage the relationships and day to day execution of our silicon foundry, OSAT and IP licensing partners.
  • Work closely with manufacturing partners to manage new supplier bring-up, development builds, risk mitigation and ramp.
  • Schedule, capacity and supply planning to meet development and production demands.
  • Evaluate technical and business risks using data based analysis and develop sound risk mitigation alternatives.
  • Perform cost modeling, negotiation, and execution of part and sub-assembly cost strategy.

At a minimum, we'd like you to have:

  • BS in Electrical/Electronic engineering, computer science, or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of Sourcing Management or Supply Chain Management experience in technology sourcing roles.
  • Supply Chain Management experience, managing foundry and OSAT suppliers.
  • Experience in complex negotiations and agreements with foundry/OSAT supply base, IP licensing suppliers and special agreement structures.
  • Understanding of cost models covering all foundry and packaging steps, margin and pricing.
  • Experience improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and objective-based performance measures, in CM, ODM and OEM environments.
  • Contract negotiation experience, as well as tracking and negotiating component and module level costs.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating and working with industrial design, development, legal and operations.
  • Profound understanding of the High-tech Silicon/Semiconductor industry with 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • International experience, and the ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

It's preferred if you have:

  • Experience with high-end computers/servers and/or automotive.
  • Experience working with and managing Silicon vendors, Semiconductor Component, Software, Services.
  • Experience working in multinational environments and motivated by accomplishing world-class objectives.
  • MS Degree or MBA.

While at Waymo, you will enjoy benefits that cover…

Health and wellness: Our people are at the heart of everything we do. At Waymo, you can enjoy top-notch medical, dental and vision insurance, mental wellness support, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Saving Account (HSA), and special wellness programs.

Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer a great compensation package, bonus opportunities, equity, a generous 401(k) plan, 1-on-1 financial coaching, a 529 College Savings Plan and lots of other perks and employee discounts.

Flexibility and time off: Take the time you need to relax and recharge. Enjoy the flexibility to work from another location for four weeks per year. We support an on-site or hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, bereavement, sick, and parental leave.

Supporting families: When it comes to growing your family or caring for your loved ones, you have our full support. Enhanced leave options include paid parental leave (birthing parent gets 24 weeks of paid leave with up to 4 weeks of additional leave before their due date, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 days of subsidized backup childcare or adult/elder care.. Access to fertility care or adoption support as you grow your family.

Community and personal development: At Waymo, you'll find a range of opportunities to grow, connect, and give back. We offer education reimbursement, personal and professional development, mentorship, and other ways to connect through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), other internal groups, and even time off to volunteer.

Cool perks: Access to Google offices, cafes, wellness centers, massages, and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.

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The expected base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Actual starting pay will be based on job-related factors, including exact work location, experience, relevant training and education, and skill level.  Waymo employees are also eligible to participate in Waymo’s discretionary annual bonus program, equity incentive plan, and generous Company benefits program, subject to eligibility requirements.
Salary Range
$220,000$238,000 USD
We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees. Waymo does not discriminate against, and prohibits harassment of, any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let the recruiting team know or email waymo-candidatesupport@google.com. (This email address is intended to be used only for requesting accommodations as part of the application process. Other inquiries will not receive a response.)

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