Supply Chain Manager

Santa Clara, CA
Operations
Full Time

Impossible Aerospace is looking for a highly motivated Supply Chain Manager to support our development teams. As a Supply Chain Manager, you will use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to find and scale the best partners for our cutting-edge product designs. You will work with suppliers, Engineering teams, and Operations teams to make sure Impossible has the parts and services ready to put into production for Impossible products.

Responsibilities

    • Own RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's.
    • Ensure NDA, SOW's and Master Purchase Agreement are executed to before business engagement.
    • Drive negotiations to enable Impossible’s short-term and long-term goals.
    • Drive continual cost reduction and avoidance initiatives through ad hoc price negotiations.
    • Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers on global basis.
    • Manage respective supplier relationships and performance, including but not limited to dispute resolution.
    • Develop key performance measures for chosen suppliers and negotiate on multiple variables to award longer-term strategic contracts that result in significant cost reduction and improved service levels.
    • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges and opportunities.
    • Lead the vendor selection process with engineering teams.
    • Identify supplier consolidation opportunities that will generate savings from executing strategic sourcing projects.
    • Evaluate supplier business proposals and present recommendations that will result in cost savings, avoidance or containment.
    • Create competitive environments with suppliers to support a negotiation strategy.
    • Evaluate and provide guidance on final selection of suppliers; Perform value analysis for final selection of suppliers.
    • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models.

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or equivalent experience