Global Supply Chain Manager

Gatik

Mountain View, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Feb 17

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Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light & medium duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, business to business (B2B) logistics for the retail industry, enabling its customers to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance inventory pooling across multiple locations, reduce labor costs and meet an unprecedented demand for contactless delivery.

We are seeking skilled and highly motivated individuals to join our Mountain View office to help develop the operations behind our real-world autonomous vehicles. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

About the role

  • As a Global Supply Manager you will report to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain. You will work closely with Product, Engineering and Operations teams to manage the procurement of goods and services for all your assigned categories and oversee the inbound supply chain of the same categories' material.
  • You will work with one or more categories including and not limited to high-tech hardware, software, electrical, electronics, mechanical, physical hardware, tooling, indirect material, services etc. You will directly be involved in supplier relationships, identify new suppliers and partners, evaluate potential partners, and purchase the necessary parts for R&D, operations and production. You will establish and manage relationships with a wide variety of fabrication shops and contract manufacturers.
  • You will also manage a team of procurement and supply chain professionals as the team and scope expands to manage these categories. You will consistently safeguard compliance throughout the purchasing/procurement process, ensuring projects and supplier relationships align with procurement policies, fiscal controls, and legal requirements, while driving top value-added benefits for the organization. You will manage the supplier base, ensuring performance meets and/or exceeds defined performance metrics, resolving any disputes or issues, regularly assessing supplier base fiscal health, and mitigating any supplier risk.
  • You will lead the negotiation, contract, and selection process with suppliers, ensuring top quality, best pricing, strong delivery conditions, and all other necessary terms and conditions for supplier service and performance, in alignment with sourcing plan, business, and program objectives.
  • You will use your deep understanding of the supplier landscape and focus on material cost reduction, quality improvement, and delivery performance. You will provide strong leadership in the recruitment, training and development of top-quality procurement talent, ensuring the high level of performance and productivity.
  • You will assist and provide input to your peers and other special projects in several other Supply Chain initiatives including planning & forecasting, inbound logistics desk, inventory management, supplier quality, budgeting and accounting, warranty recovery, policy development, adherence to quality and industry standards, Purchasing & Supply Chain software selection and implementation etc.

About you

  • You are a highly motivated person who strives for excellence and elegance in your solutions. Your experience in purchasing, supply chain, logistics and transportation will enable you to be the person to shape the execution of your job responsibilities in the best interests of Gatik.
  • You are a self-starter and an independent worker, requiring little to no guidance and oversight and with the attitude and experience to set up the relevant supply chain procedures and adapt them to the business needs.  
  • You bring excellent communication and organizational skills that help you manage supplier relationships and interface with the cross-functional teams involved. We are a growing company and you are eager to rise to the challenge and adapt our processes and suppliers as we continue to grow and evolve.

Required Qualifications

  • A Masters Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in Supply Chain Management or Procurement
  • Experience working with procurement of Electronics, Mechanical or high-tech Hardware or software
  • Experience in participating in design review processes as a representative of the supply-chain team
  • Experience in participating in design review processes as a representative of the supply-chain team
  • Experience in negotiating SOWs and bilateral SLAs with large companies
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to relocate to Mountain View, CA
  • A valid work permit for US

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience managing teams of Purchasing and Supply Chain professionals
  • Experience in assembly or fabrication businesses
  • Experience in supporting R&D operations
  • Experience in evaluating and deploying ERP systems
  • Experience in Indirect Procurement categories
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