Supply Chain Manager

San Francisco, CA
Shaper is developing a revolutionary line of computer-augmented power tools, starting with a handheld CNC router called Origin. We're looking for a talented Supply Chain Manager to help make Shaper’s supply chain robust, effective and competitive. You will build and leverage strong working relationships with our engineering team and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met. The ability to learn quickly and work cooperatively is a must.

The Job

    • Apply knowledge of supply-chain to critical components (metal, plastic, and electronics, modules etc) and contract manufacturing
    • Work closely with Product Development to identify potential suppliers for components
    • Track and manage costed BOM’s and Approved Supplier Lists for all products from NPI thru Production
    • Lead coordination for cost down measures for existing production
    • Manage vendors and work to ensure on-time delivery to contract manufacturer
    • Owner of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's - ensuring all commercial terms are agreed and documented
    • Negotiate pricing and establish clear terms with vendors
    • Manage procurement and tracking of purchase orders to production suppliers
    • Provide forecasts to vendors to ensure constant supply to contract manufacturer
    • International travel anticipated approximately 20-30% of the time


    • 3+ years experience working in a similar role within a consumer electronics, robotics or automotive organization
    • An Engineering or Science degree is preferred for this position
    • Knowledge and experience in contract manufacturing
    • You have strong analytical/problem-solving skills and the ability to understand complex issues
    • Strong Data driven, analytical approach
    • A good working knowledge of plastic materials, injection molding, sheet metal, and die-casting
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • You have experience working in an iterative and fast-paced environment

Bonus Points

    • You have robotics experience
    • You’ve shipped product
    • You love building things!