Global Supply Manager

Redwood City
Skydio is seeking an experienced global supplier and procurement manager to help expand the foundations and depth of our operations team. This person will be responsible for building supply chain relationships to deliver the future of autonomous flying machines.


    • Develop and execute commodity sourcing strategies of increasing scale for high-quality drone components. Emphasis on mechanical assemblies, motors, optics, molded plastics, machined metals, and composites, but also spanning image sensors, camera modules, and mobile and AI chipsets and other electronics 
    • Cultivate productive relationships with supply chain partners including selection, cost, support, and product transactions 
    • Be the liaison between supply chain and ME engineering for supplier and component selection during NPI and sustaining projects
    • Maintain commodity consumption forecasts and associated plans of execution 
    • Work with finance and accounting during monthly close and financial planning cycles 
    • Identify and manage metrics required to ensure quality, performance, and durability of the product 


    • 5+ years of experience in a technical supply chain role - broad experience with Asia based suppliers preferred
    • Flexibility to work and achieve goals in a fast-paced start-up environment with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances
    • Willingness to travel frequently to South China, Taiwan, and Vietnam with requirement for hosting conference calls during evening hours 
    • Ability to communicate effectively across various management levels as well as multiple regional and geographic locals 
    • Ability to clearly communicate detailed plans while understanding strategic goals 
    • Ability to prepare and present quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of sourcing alternatives 
    • Ability to develop productive relationships with external partners and motivate them to do their best work
    • Experience with a PLM system 


    • Strong practical knowledge and healthy enjoyment of manufacturing, supply chain, and purchasing processes and practices 
    • Strength in directing complex negotiations, RFP issues, cost/price analysis and purchasing procedures 
    • Interest in keeping up with emerging technologies spanning consumer electronics, aerospace, and robotics   
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • Detail oriented, team oriented, and a willingness to learn 
    • Strong ethics and professionalism 
    • Technical degree or related work experience 
    • Ability to speak and understand Mandarin a plus 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.