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Sourcing Manager



Sales & Business Development
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Our mission at Oura is to empower every person to own their inner potential. Our award-winning products help our global community gain a deeper knowledge of their readiness, activity, and sleep quality by using their Oura Ring and its connected app. We've helped 2.5 million people understand and improve their health by providing daily insights and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles.

Empowering the world starts with living our values and empowering our team. As a quickly growing company focused on helping people live healthier and happier lives, we ensure that our team members have what they need to do their best work — both in and out of the office.

We are looking for a Sourcing Manager to strengthen the Oura Supply Chain team in San Diego. This is an essential role between Oura supplier base, R&D, and contract manufacturers producing and delivering world-class Oura products to our customers.

As a Sourcing Manager you have end-to-end responsibility to manage supplier base in defined sourcing category including technology, quality, supply and cost aspects and act as Oura’s main contact towards supply base on his/her responsibility area. Since we are in the initial stages of building a local Sourcing team, the ideal candidate will also have experience with materials program management.

What you will do:

  • Working as a key member of the sourcing team, with focus on defined Sourcing Category Management & complex supply chain projects
  • Development and implementation of sourcing category strategies and initiatives considering factors such as business requirements, quality, cost, lead times, and supplier capabilities
  • Identifying evaluating, onboarding and contracting new suppliers that can provide access for the most competitive technologies required for Oura products
  • Conducting regular supplier performance evaluations and audits to assess quality, delivery, and overall supplier capabilities and performance
  • Negotiating agreements with suppliers
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of supplier information, pricing, contracts, and performance metrics in agreed company systems
  • Collaboration with engineering teams to define and communicate technical specifications and requirements to suppliers
  • Working closely with R&D and Operations to ensure the availability of mechanical components and materials to meet prototyping and production schedules
  • Make purchase orders for prototyping, and, when required, to mass production. Closing of liability agreements with suppliers
  • Managing materials and components availability for prototyping and production, including Purchase orders and purchase budgeting
  • Manage Oura strategic part & component purchasing & Inventory management (min-max)
  • Coordinate BOM related information flows between Sourcing, program and Manufacturing partners
  • Participation in the continuous development of Oura sourcing working practices

This is a full time position based out of our San Diego office.