Global Commodities Manager

San Francisco, CA
Operations – Supply Chain
"Best Places to Work 2019" -SF Business Times

Molekule is a science and clean technology start-up that has completely reinvented the air purifier using a revolutionary new technology. Powered by 20 years of R&D, Molekule's technology destroys airborne pollutants (pathogens, VOC's, SOx, NOx, etc) Instead of trying to trap them on filter surfaces.

We believe that healthy lifestyles start by improving something you do every second of every day, breathe. We’re looking for people who are passionate about health, science, and technology and are excited to build products that fundamentally improve our everyday lives. Come help us build the next generation of air purification technology!

Molekule is looking for a Global Commodity Manager to join our Supply Chain Team. The Global Commodity Manager is responsible for sourcing and selection activities that align with Molekule’s technology and product roadmap.  You will manage supplier relationships, negotiate terms, and optimize cost to ensure the supply chain is capable of delivering materials to support production requirements.   

What's in it for you

    • Career: ability to progress and learn, stability, career development 
    • Work Environment: autonomy, personal achievements, life-work balance(see what we did there), challenges
    • Culture: transparency of goals and plans, support, collaboration, trust, community, passion, growth mindset 
    • Benefits: time off, no cost family health insurance, matching 401K, flexibility (work day start and end times, 2 days per week work from home) 
    • Compensation: fairness, timeliness, compensation system  

What you will own

    • Work closely with engineering to drive supply chain strategies that influence technical design decisions and capabilities
    • Manage supplier relationships including performance, capabilities, cost and quality
    • Lead cross functional commodity teams and develop technology commodity roadmaps aligning business requirements with supplier capabilities
    • Responsible for supplier selection and AVL (Approved Vendor List)Lead QBRs (Quarterly Business Reviews) with strategic suppliers
    • Drive suppliers and partners to execute on-time deliveries to meet manufacturing plans with CM (Contract Manufacture)Support clear to build (CTB) activities for Ramp and Mass Production (MP)Develop materials strategies for supporting critical milestones, including risk buys, safety/buffer stock
    • Responsible for quarterly cost activities including cost downs, PPV reconciliation, CCF review and submission, and PO approvals

What you will bring

    • 7+ years of relevant experience in engineering, operations, supply chain, or NPI
    • Strong negotiation skills with Global Suppliers and/or Contract Manufacturers
    • Experience launching high volume consumer electronic products with international Contract Manufacturers
    •  Familiarity with PCB fabrication, electrical components, passives, and/or display technologies
    • Experience working with international teams across multiple time zones
    •  Experience working with NPI and Sustaining program teams at the Contract Manufacturer
    • Strong presentation skills at the executive level
    • Great if you have experience with Arena for PLM
    • Ability to travel up to 20% of the year (domestic and international)
We are Molekule and we’re changing air purification. Molekule uses 20 years of breakthrough science to completely destroy airborne pollutants, leaving nothing but pure, clean air. Our mission isn’t just making air purifiers, but clean the air everywhere. It’s a lofty goal, but thats why we need you.

Molekule Values:
"Check your ego at the door."
Determination & Grit
"We believe in what we're doing, that's why we persevere through problems."
"We roll up our sleeves, do the work, own the outcomes, and are proud of our contributions (no matter the size)."
"We're all in this together."
"We're devoted to changing the world for the better."
Growth Mindset
"I know that I don't know everything, there's always more to learn. I learn from my mistakes."
"Candid, Effective, Respectful. Assuming Good Intentions."

Organizational Philosophy
The objective of all organizational processes is to turn our organization into something scalable, repeatable, and efficient that reflects our culture.

Our organizational philosophy is "Every great accomplishment is the result of a team working in harmony, not just individuals. We believe teamwork and a sense of egalitarian"  responsibility is fundamental to building a great organization.

Molekule is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Company will also not discharge, or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against, any employee who discloses their own wages, discusses the wages of others, inquires about another employee’s wages, or aids or encourages any other employee to do the same. The Company is not obligated to disclose wages.

Applicants with disabilities may e-mail or text or call 415.439.0018, to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.