Global Supply Manager | Supply Chain

San Francisco
Supply Chain

Otto is a team of the sharpest minds in autonomous technology who are driven to rethink transportation – not just improve it. And at the heart of Otto’s vision is the belief that autonomous technology is the key to creating a more viable, efficient, and above all, safer, transportation future.

The Otto team consists of some of the world’s leading technologists who are passionate about transforming transportation through emerging autonomous technology. The team is made up of veterans of autonomous tech who have come to Otto from other world changing companies like Apple, Cruise and Google.

We are looking for a proactive Global Supply Manager who will take on self-directed tasks such as sourcing, resolving commercial issues and complex negotiations, developing commodity strategies and overall supplier management. This person will have the opportunity to collaborate across the organization to ensure business objectives are met and lead product development updates to the leadership team, specifically focused on supplier sourcing, risk mitigation, supplier capabilities...and more!


    • Optimize global supply chain performance through cost/scenario analysis, and benchmarking
    • Develop effective commodity sourcing strategies
    • Assess and mitigate risks to the business and confirm business objectivess are met
    • Ensure material supply is able to meet demand
    • Partner with SDQM to support quality Initiatives and execution at suppliers
    • Maintain supply chain database
    • Manage all commercial aspects with the supplier (i.e., pricing negotiations, escalations, contract execution, supplier relationship...etc)
    • Responsible for establishing cost and delivery targets for assigned areas
    • Timely escalation of issues to leadership


    • Bachelor's degree (Engineering preferred)
    • Master's degree (Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business preferred)
    • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem solve under pressure with poise
    • Eagerness to learn and demonstrate value in a dynamic environment
    • Comfortable with making quick, informed decisions with 80% information
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects, with various teams including engineering and supply chain
    • Open to travel (25-30% depending on commodity)


    • Sharp, motivated colleagues in a fun office environment
    • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built
    • Catered lunches, snack bar and team happy hours
    • Competitive salary package including equity, paid company holidays and 401(k) plan
    • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs
    • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it

Equal Opportunity Employer