Global Supply Manager - Hardware Products

Location: Shenzen, Guangdong Province, China

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor


Company: Fenix International Inc.

Location:  Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

Application deadline: Rolling

Position: Full-time



About Fenix

Fenix International is a technology company whose mission is to bring modern energy and financial services to the 600 million people in sub-saharan Africa living without access to electricity. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.19 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers.

Fenix has sold over 150,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda. In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the largest energy companies in the world. Fenix will operate as an independent company within the ENGIE group. Together, Fenix and ENGIE plan to bring life-changing energy and financial services to millions of off-grid customers across Africa in the next 5 years.


Job Description

At Fenix we are constantly innovating new hardware products which include, but are not limited to: 1) solar energy systems, 2) lighting products, and 3) electronic and non-electronic devices which are financed and powered by the Fenix ReadyPay System. Our ambitious roadmap of life-changing products aims to provide greater inclusivity, quality, and value to our customers.

The Global Supply Manager is positioned at the interface between Fenix’s product & engineering teams and the industries that supply core component technologies. In this role, the individual is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies as well as recommending product innovations based on improving technology. The position requires an interest in market dynamics and competitive behavior, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the commodity landscape in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces in our supply changes.  
  • Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core technology markets and leverage competitive dynamics to Fenix’s advantage.
  • Effectively interface with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing.  
  • Understand the tradeoffs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet Fenix’s performance criteria and secure long term supply continuity.
  • Collaborate across Fenix’s organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to management and to proactively identify potential supply issues that can affect product strategy.
  • Optimize global supply chain performance through cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes and costs, reverse logistics, and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence Fenix’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
  • Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain disruptions in real time with the support of an international team.
  • Manage and support new product ramps and supplier qualifications.


Required Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering field, plus 6-8 years work experience or MA/MS/MBA degree.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Poise when confronted with sudden setbacks
  • A knack for negotiation
  • Willingness to operate in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to make quick decisions with 80% information
  • Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
  • Interest in technology and/or operations (experience preferred but not required)
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Work authorization in China


To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at

Fenix offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.


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