Materials Manager, New Product Introduction






Position summary

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles.

Remote location: Thailand.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of experience in NPI supply chain management within a functional role in supply planning, fulfillment, operations management, inventory management, and procurement.

  • 5 years of experience in the development and implementation of Supply Chain Planning systems and processes.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in spreadsheet software.

  • Ability to work across multiple levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communication, people management, and problem-solving skills.

About the job

A problem isn’t truly solved until it’s solved for all. That’s why Googlers build products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. As a Program Manager at Google, you’ll lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish — working with stakeholders to plan requirements, manage project schedules, identify risks, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company. Your projects will often span offices, time zones, and hemispheres. It's your job to coordinate the players and keep them up to date on progress and deadlines.

Our goal is to build a Google that looks like the world around us — and we want Googlers to stay and grow when they join us. As part of our efforts to build a Google for everyone, we build diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Work directly with contract manufacturers (CMs) and key suppliers to ensure material management, procurement, clear to build, production scheduling, and capacity meet of Google’s New Product Introduction (NPI) build plans requirements.

  • Act as the focal point for root causing the material shortage and procurement issues, including leading shortage root cause identification and escalations with the contract manufacturers.

  • Provide product costing details for all NPI builds and ensuring adherence to communicated cost and supplier split, while driving material management and procurement process improvements and reporting standardization.

  • Manage and provide guidance to APAC-based contract manufacturers' material management related performances to ensure continuity of supply and efficient communication with NPI Supply Chain Program Management (SCPM) team.

  • Drive inventory management to meet specific service levels and turns. Act as the focal point of buffer strategy implementation and shortage escalation.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

Why you should apply for a job to Google:

  • 56% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 75% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • Generous parental and caregiver leave along with fertility and growing family support.

  • Flexible work options that include a hybrid work model, four “work from anywhere” weeks, and remote work opportunities.

  • A chance to be a part of a variety of employee resource groups, community groups, and culture clubs.