Sr. Manager, Supplier Strategy and Partnerships



Sales & Business Development
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Tenstorrent is leading the industry on cutting-edge AI technology, revolutionizing performance expectations, ease of use, and cost efficiency. With AI redefining the computing paradigm, solutions must evolve to unify innovations in software models, compilers, platforms, networking, and semiconductors. Our diverse team of technologists have developed a high performance RISC-V CPU from scratch, and share a passion for AI and a deep desire to build the best AI platform possible. We value collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to solving hard problems. We are growing our team and looking for contributors of all seniorities.


  • Develop and execute comprehensive supplier strategies that align with organizational goals and product roadmaps.
  • Manage supplier partnerships to ensure timely delivery, product quality, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between [Company Name] and key suppliers.
  • Identify, vet, and onboard new suppliers, while nurturing long-term relationships with existing partners.
  • Work closely with engineering, procurement, and quality teams to ensure suppliers meet stringent quality requirements.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in evaluating supplier performance and conducting quarterly reviews.
  • Negotiate contracts, SLAs, and other agreements to secure advantageous terms.
  • Drive sustainability initiatives among supplier networks in alignment with corporate values.
  • Analyze market trends to identify opportunities and threats and adapt supplier strategies accordingly.
  • Collaborate with finance to manage supplier budgets and ensure cost-saving measures are in place.
  • Implement or build Quality Management Systems (QMS) to enhance supplier quality and compliance.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 8-10 years experience in supplier management or supply chain roles.
  • Proven track record of managing complex supplier relationships in a technical industry.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical specifications and blueprints.
  • Proficient in supply chain management software and tools.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and multitasking skills.
  • Experience in implementing or building Quality Management Systems (QMS) is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and internationally, as needed.
Tenstorrent offers a highly competitive compensation package and benefits, and we are an equal opportunity employer.