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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D

torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Divergent is a technology company that has architected, invented, built, and commercialized an end-to-end factory system called the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS™) that comprehensively uses machine learning to optimally engineer, additively manufacture, and flexibly assemble complex integrated vehicle structures and subsystems. Products created using DAPS are superior in performance, lower in cost, rapidly customizable to meet mission and customer-specific requirements, faster to market, and scalable on demand to high volume production. Divergent is a qualified Tier 1 supplier to global automotive OEMs, and Divergent is now expanding to support mission critical needs in the Aerospace and Defense sector.
Purpose of Job:
Leads competitive sourcing, procurement and management of contract engineering and manufacturing partners supporting major additive technology system development programs to maximize on time schedule deliver meeting or exceeding performance/quality requirements.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
1. Create and evolve competitive sourcing criteria and selection processes for contract engineering, early development builds and production level contract manufacturing
2. Perform detailed analysis of quote submissions based on cost, quality and lead time in relation to program requirements
3. Lead contract negotiations, generating development and production contracts and purchase agreements with support from legal and finance teams
4. Actively manage contract partners, ensuring strong two-way communication of technical information and holding tight development & production schedules through effective forecasting and planning
5. Manage incoming inventory, ensuring vendor products coalesce with Divergent management systems
6. Lead frequent site visits to maximize collaboration and adherence to requirements and project schedule, with a 25% travel expectation
7. Effectively lead cross-functional meetings with clear document writing, agenda creation, note capture and follow-up activity coordination
8. Issue and manage purchase orders, as well as the procure to pay life cycle, as related to the commodities assigned
Work Environment:
Office, laboratory, light manufacturing
Education:
Bachelors or Master's Degree in Engineering
Experience:
7+ years’ experience working in a supply chain environment, primarily focused on sourcing and procurement
Knowledgeable of procurement contract structure and industry standard quality & commercial language
Skills:
Familiarity with warehouse management procedures and best practices
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to read engineering technical drawings
Advanced Excel/spreadsheet experience
Other Requirements:
Adhere to all Statutory and Regulatory Requirements, 25% travel
What You’ll Get :
Holistic Compensation Package: Enjoy a world-class compensation package that includes a competitive salary, equity plan, and discretionary results-based incentive bonus opportunities, ensuring you're truly valued for your contributions.
Wellness and Time Off: Embrace a healthy lifestyle with paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays, including a year-end shutdown to recharge. We support growing families with paid parental leave, recognizing the importance of bonding time.
Comprehensive Health and Wellness: Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health and wellness benefits, offering both HMO and Premium PPO options. Additionally, benefit from company-sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage for peace of mind.
Investment in Growth: We're committed to your professional development. Take advantage of reimbursement opportunities for learning and development initiatives, empowering you to continuously expand your skill set and reach peak performance.
Inclusive and Collaborative Environment: Join our inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company. Together, we're disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry, embracing diversity, and fostering innovation to reduce our footprint by integrating people and technology.
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Disclosures:
In order to adjust to changes in our business, it may become necessary to add, remove or modify certain duties and responsibilities, or to reassign you to another job position. From time to time you may be asked to work on special projects or to assist with other work. Your cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected. Divergent Technologies, Inc , Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
E-Verify: Right to Work
Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO), we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.