Material Program Manager (MPM) | 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 seeking a proactive Material Program Manager who will be managing materials that will have a significant impact on the success of Otto's mission. This person will be responsible for developing the strategic direction, goals, objectives, and key measurement systems to ensure the business goals are met. This is an opportunity to collaborate across the organization and lead product development updates to the leadership team, specifically focused on supplier sourcing, risk mitigation, supplier capabilities,...and more!


    • Manager Component Demand Planning for the Supply Chain organization and identify risks and potential solutions
    • Lead weekly (may be monthly as we mature) cross functional meetings to develop plan (include HW development, LiDAR, Vehicle, SC Leads, Manufacturing)
    • Build demand plan for the SC organization and identify any risks and potential solutions
    • Coordinate and manage Bill of Material changes for components
    • Buy/ Procure Material and ensure a clean clear to build (CTB) for all build events
    • Work with CMS (Contract Manufacturers) and GSMs (Global Supply Managers) on all material related issues
    • Manage the PO and logistics process to ensure smooth inventory flow to meet production schedules
    • Own and drive the tactical plan for in stock management metrics
    • Improve visibility of material supply status by designing appropriate reports, tools, and systems
    • Identify Excess & Obsolete inventory by highlighting parts with liability and propose solutions to management
    • In the occurrence of ECN or EOL, track & audit CM E&O claims
    • Timely escalation of any risks to program timing as a result of material delay
    • Collaborate with cross functional team to ensure timely resolution
    • Integrate strong and clear analysis for supply chain (i.e., supply base spending, material category spending, purchase price variance)


    • Bachelor's Degree (? Preferred), MBA a plus
    • 3-5 years materials experience with Production/Planning/MRP
    • 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 communication and negotiation skills.
    • Effective written and oral communicationskills
    • Ability to present to management with ease and confidence
    • Thrives most when working independently on multiple tasks and projects, with various teams including engineering and supply chain
    • Open to travel (25-30% depending on commodity)
    • Must be analytical and detail oriented
    • Technical expertise and prior OEM management experience a plus


    • 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