samsara Remote - Mexico Full-time 2024-06-28

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

Samsara is seeking a Packaging Global Supply Manager to support our growing hardware supply chain team. In this role, you will partner with Operations, Supply Chain, Planning, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Product to shape the future of our strategic supply chain partnerships. As a Global Supply Manager, you will own the commercial relationships with manufacturing partners, focusing on cost negotiations, supply continuity, quality, and overall project execution. You will work with cross-functional teams to launch new products that are optimized for cost and provide design-for-cost insights through manufacturing processes and design changes. Ideal candidates should be analytical and curious learners with experience in direct supply chain sourcing. At Samsara, GSMs drive close collaboration between engineering teams and external vendors, delivering data-driven insights to internal parties to support joint design manufacturing.  As a Packaging GSM, you will spearhead driving sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective solutions for our customer-facing packaging designs. 

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, and countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper-growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Lead sourcing of packaging materials and device installation accessories
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams on sourcing strategy, market analysis, and conducting trade-off analysis reviews and supplier roadmaps with engineers
  • Evaluate, assess, develop, and manage supply base to enable quick prototype deployment from new product development, introduction to scalable production with JDM partners
  • Provide insights on industry best-in-class technology and manufacturing options with optimized supply chain setup for total cost ownership
  • Negotiate contracts and source alternative suppliers as needed to mitigate risk
  • Analyze supplier spending and capacity and develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies
  • Champion sourcing activities and support value engineering projects to improve part quality and reduce cost
  • Negotiate and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Conduct market research and maintain a working knowledge of current business trends, including industry changes, cost drivers, global pricing, and market conditions 
  • Influence and drive collaboration between cross-functional stakeholders to identify cost savings opportunities by optimizing design, materials, and processes
  • Synthesize and communicate supply chain findings and risks to internal teams
  • Proactively identify and resolve potential sourcing gaps to drive program execution
  • Create should-cost models and collaborate with vendors on alternative cost-effective solutions
  • Provide cost analytics, intelligence, and insights across related Bills of Material components and CapEx
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 5+ years of experience in global supply chain and/or strategic sourcing
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail, prioritization, and triage of complicated issues
  • Ability to dive deep into understanding strategic insights and commodity trends 
  • Advanced analytical skills, expertise in should-costing and leading complex negotiations
  • Ability to translate data into insights and craft executive presentations
  • Self-motivated, proactive, creative, and critical problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience working with international supply base partners at executive levels
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, ambiguous settings
  • Experience collaborating and working cross-functionally with Engineering and Product teams
  • Preferred experience in electromechanical commodities including cables and connectors
  • BS minimum in a relevant analytical field e.g. Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.


Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.


Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working 

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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