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Component/Supply Chain Engineer

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. 
Location: San Jose, CA



Job Overview:


The Component and Supply Chain Engineer will provide enterprise-wide contributions to reduce product life cycle costs and supervise component supply plan for local build.  You will improve development efficiency, lower aggregate procurement costs, provide assurance of supply throughout the product life cycle and improve product quality.  You will also advise engineers on component costs, quality, obsolescence, replacements and multiple source issues while interfacing with internal stakeholders and TAEC’s contract manufacturer.  In additional you will kit the local build and provide support in Agile component release.




Interface to components suppliers in Asia and with CM on ECRs for parts
Tear downs and analysis of competitor’s products
Finding new parts for design engineers
Finding second/multiple sources for existing parts
Liaising with vendors about component updates and determining what would need to be done for qualification of new part and end-of-life for old part
Interaction with engineering and Agile in San Jose, Taiwan and UK
Conflict minerals research with suppliers
Scrub of NPI BOMs for consistency with commodity strategy, AML and part PLC
Manage vendors on product data and review for final approval
Create solutions to event-driven component issues (quality, industry-wide shortages)
Buy component for local assembly
Release BOM and manage component in Agile




5+ years of experience in hardware development of electronic products
Experience interfacing with component suppliers/manufacturers
Experience driving electronic component selection
Generated or maintained a bill of materials (BOM)
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience, including technical school and professional experience
Experience using PLM tools (Agile preferred)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven experience in document control and maintenance
Demonstrated effectiveness working with a cross-functional team and environment (hardware engineering, procurement, manufacturing) including working with CM and vendors
Excellent problem solving ability
Board-level NPI experience
Able to quickly assess how components are used in the system, and assist both HW and SW engineering teams on component selection


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