Sourcing Manager, Lithium-ion Batteries

HQ- Reno NV /
Fernley Pilot Production Plant – Sourcing Manager, Lithium-ion Batteries /
Full-time
/ On-site
OVERVIEW
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is an industry-leading battery metal and critical materials, technology development, and commercialization company. Our Pilot Plant will be the first integrated implementation of our multi-step processing train for the full mechanical processing, physical separations, chemical extractions, and production of commercial-scale battery metals that will be resold back into the battery manufacturing supply chain to enact a low-cost, low environmental impact, and domestically sourced closed-loop circular economy.

ABOUT THE JOB
ABTC’s first commercial production facility recycles lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) of all kinds. As ABTC’s Sourcing Manager, Lithium-ion Batteries, you will originate and contract lithium-ion battery feedstock opportunities from end-of-life products (e.g., vehicles, consumer electronics) and manufacturing byproducts to support the successful operations of this commercial production facility. 

In this role you will lead the development of supply channels across the lithium-ion battery supply chain in North America by building relationships with key suppliers within the automotive, energy storage, waste management, and battery manufacturing sectors. The Sourcing Manager, Lithium-ion Batteries will work closely with ABTC’s business units on new product initiatives and key strategic relationships that will support our business objectives. This includes Facility Operations, Engineering, and Finance.

Responsibilities

    • Originate, build, and maintain relationships with ABTC’s lithium-ion battery feedstock suppliers in North America.
    • Identify sources of LiB materials within the EV, mobility, consumer electronics, ESS, and waste management sectors.
    • Develop novel procurement strategies and target pricing for each sector of LiB form factor, chemistry type, etc.
    • Execute procurement and account strategies as directed by management, in accordance with corporate goals; with a particular focus on securing lithium battery materials for ABTC’s Recycling Plant.
    • Support the response and execution of recycling-focused RFPs.
    • Support the implementation of reverse supply chain services for lithium-ion battery materials.
    • Gather market information regarding the market dynamics and economics of end-of-life lithium batteries, and battery manufacturing scrap per market vertical in the US.
    • Work closely with external customers and partners, and internally to develop and maintain technical relationships with customers; understand customer’s product strategy, requirements, and constraints; match products and solutions to customer’s needs; resolve technical questions and issues.
    • Develop long-term relationships with key supplier decision-makers; develop a complete understanding of the organization’s structure and key buying influences of the assigned account.
    • Travel to various supplier locations to develop appropriate procurement and reverse supply chain solutions.
    • Receive and follow up on various leads from trade shows or other sources; prospect, identify and prioritize to make contact, answer questions, and provide requested information.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience (5+ years) in battery procurement, waste services, and/or materials management.
    • 5+ years of strategic sourcing, negotiation, and other relevant procurement management experience.
    • Degree or equivalent experience in supply chain management.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

    • Experience in the electric vehicle supply chain and/or lithium-ion battery supply chain.
    • Interest in building and maintaining supplier partnership relationships, and procurement strategy development.
    • Advanced technical degree and/or MBA.
Location 
On-Site (Nevada)

Job Type
Full-Time Exempt
 
What We Offer
·         Competitive salary 
·         Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·         Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·         Stock options
·         401(K)
·         Flexible paid time off
·         Monthly phone stipend
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
 
Americans With Disabilities Act
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or a special need, please contact Human Resources at dgulling@batterymetals.com or you may call us at (775) 772-6377 or (775) 473-4744.