Job Opening

Director of Procurement (Wireless/Telecom Hardware, Supply Chain)

Location:
Santa Barbara, CA
Number of Openings:
1

Our client delivers top-quality equipment repair and maintenance for clients within wireless, telecom, and fiber network infrastructure. They source, install, and repair a vast range of hardware, including RF/DAS, wireless, and IoT. Their solutions are sought after by major carriers, network operators, neutral hosts, system integrators, and more. They are hiring a Director of Procurement to lead and streamline inventory sourcing and buying for the hardware division.

The Director of Procurement is a radical problem-solver equipped with a tenacious approach to sourcing. Their team sources a wide range of hardware globally, and they oversee the process and manage P&L. Their end goal is to balance timeliness, cost, and quality for the company’s hardware inventory.

 

This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary plus benefits package, including performance bonuses. Company equity, medical/dental/vision, 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, travel perks, and more.
  • Team of direct reports and hire/fire authority.
  • Budgeting and P&L responsibility. Control over resource pool.
  • High degree of autonomy and access to executive management.
  • Upward mobility over next 5 years as company grows.
  • High level of strategic influence and opportunity to expand.
  • Management has outstanding industry knowledge, market knowledge, and technical expertise.
  • In-house manufacturing and hands-on workplace culture; on-site engineering and R&D teams.
  • Company is debt-free and expected to double revenue within 5 years.

 

Focus:

  • Lead a team of procurement manager direct reports within the hardware department in response to inventory requests for wireless/telecom equipment.
  • Oversee operational activities for the procurement business unit. Closely manage timelines, pricing, orders, and day-to-day activities of the team.
  • Assign and allocate resources. Maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop team. Deliver regular performance reviews and conduct training as necessary.
  • Manage P&L and team budget. Deliver regular reports and forecasts.
  • Improve workflow and business processes strategy. Sign-off authority on vendors for major projects.
  • Communicate key issues and solutions to other team members, including the cross-functional team members. Develop strong business relationships across business units.

 

Skills:

  • 6+ years of technical team leadership experience at the director level, including leading technical teams of direct reports.
  • Advanced understanding of inventory management, sourcing, and procurement.
  • Understanding of the wireless/telecom hardware market, including major players (OEMs, neutral hosts, integrators, carriers, offshore manufacturers).
  • Outstanding team leadership and operational skills. Keen deadline sensitivity.
  • P&L management experience.
  • Vendor management skills and experience managing SLAs and customer KPIs.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Interested? Send resumes to [email protected].