Sourcing And Operations Engineer

Skull Candy Park City , UT 84060

Posted 2 months ago

A vision born on a chairlift, tested in the sand, proven on the urban streets. Skullcandy embodies exclusive designs by some of today's most notorious artists, fused with team-inspired state-of-the-art technology in both function and form, remixed to a thumping beat. Our Skullcandy corporate office is located in Park City, Utah.


  • Work closely with the Director of Sourcing to create and execute sourcing and commodity strategies for the organization.

  • Evaluate design concepts for manufacturability and assist suppliers to design the most effective production lines that are based on best practices for quality and efficiency.

  • Work with the Product Development and manufacturing partners to implement Lean manufacturing techniques.

  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies and design rules for future product programs

  • Lead Manufacturing partners to develop and maintain company manufacturing process, procedure documentation and training materials to identify and implement process & procedure improvements.

  • Support continuous improvement and lean practices internally and externally

  • Supplier and Supply Market Analysis - to conduct detailed supplier and supply market analysis looking at currency shifts and fluctuations, productivity rates, geopolitical stability, labor stability and costs, etc.

  • Cost Modeling - to construct detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of products and services, typically this will require supplier visits and detailed BOM analysis to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers.

  • Strategic Analysis - to conduct project analysis that turns the information gathered into insightful, well-structured sourcing options and opportunities.

  • Sourcing seek out potential suppliers; execute strategic sourcing process by creating and executing RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs for new and existing suppliers.

  • Supplier Qualification support supplier qualification team in auditing and qualification process.

  • Contract Management - to prepare, negotiate and implement appropriate forms of contract and pricing commitments with suppliers.

  • Supplier Performance Management - to ensure that supplier/Skullcandy relationships and processes are properly established, communicated and managed. Monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance.

  • Work with Quality, Product, and Vendors to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to reduce quality defects, late deliveries, and improve product value.

  • Lead S&OP reporting activities for Sourcing; become the data quality gate keeper that identifies discrepancies/gaps and works with the necessary sources to monitor and cleanse the data

  • Represent Sourcing in cross-functional projects/initiatives.

  • Drive continue process improvement in Sourcing.

  • Remain current with industry best practices and macro trends for the Sourcing group.


  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing

  • 5+ years of direct sourcing experience, with preference given to Asian Pacific sourcing experience.


  • Must be willing to travel for 4-6 times annually for periods up to 2 weeks each time.

  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally

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