Supplier Development Manager

Fitbit, China - Shanghai

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep

At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto!  Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.

Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world. Think you’ve found your fit?

What you'll do:

The Global Supplier Development Manager plays a critical role in Fitbit's supplier management operations. This person will meet these objectives by leveraging available resources and developing strong working relationships with relevant business partners. Execution of sourcing plans will be accomplished via the GSDM’s leadership of complex negotiations, the utilization of advanced sourcing tools, and leveraging benchmark data and market dynamics to Fitbit’s advantage.

The GSDM will be challenged to evaluate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth assessment of various factors and an understanding of key trends and market conditions to make decisions. And finally, the successful GSDM will demonstrate the ability to exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and ensuring that project goals, schedules and performance requirements are achieved.

The successful GSDM will be an expert in either Electro Mechanical, Displays or Mechanical components. He or she will have in depth knowledge in these areas of expertise and will be able to quickly support the various supplier base in Fitbits sourcing organization. The role is not limited to these commodities and the candidate would be looked at for resources for other categories when deem needed.


Utilize benchmarks to drive innovation and an external perspective. Deliver a technical perspective to the sourcing strategy designed to meet the dynamic requirements of the business. Set and achieve performance goals/metrics to improve total delivered/lifecycle commodity cost, quality, technology and service. Develop and implement a robust cost process designed to capture savings opportunities to meet the organization s goals. Implement technical initiatives, process improvements driving supplier productivity. Support the sourcing exercises aligned with the Commodity strategies. Develop and lead appropriate supplier engagement mechanisms that add value to the business. Be recognized as global subject matter expert by business partners in engineering, and a valued member of the team.

 Who you are

Comprehensive program/project management skills

Exceptional technical skills : Excellent supplier engagement and management skills

Thorough price/cost analysis skills

Good communication and presentation skills

An understanding of risk management and its implications

Strong strategic/long-range planning skills

Bachelors Degree with Masters preferred with 5 -10 years work experience

About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Want to learn more about Fitbit? Visit https://www.fitbit.com/