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Supply Chain Sourcing Manager

Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. We combine the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and next-generation software for high-performance robots equipped with perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering. 

The Global Sourcing Manager leads and supports the development, implementation, and management of global sourcing strategies to provide Boston Dynamics with optimal flexibility, quality, and supply assurance.  The GSM will be responsible for all phases of sourcing that require the skills necessary to identify cost-saving opportunities, create competitive environments, and generate and negotiate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.  The selected candidate will help us build, deliver, and maintain market-driven products that delight our customers, impress the public and drive sales and growth.    

 Day to day activities

  • Address all areas of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management including supplier performance management and global market analysis
  • Design and implement an effective sourcing strategy to ensure a steady supply of high quality, low cost products
  • Create a supply chain that has the capacity to grow as we add more products and increase sales of these products
  • Monitor all sourcing strategies and policies and ensure the achievement of business objectives and perform appropriate negotiations with all suppliers
  • Implement supplier contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions
  • Negotiate pricing, MOQ’s and EOQ’s with vendors and contract manufacturers
  • Participate in establishing short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support the company’s strategic business goals
  • Work with Sales and Manufacturing to forecast production and minimize excess and obsolescence risks at contract manufacturers
  • Develop new strategic suppliers in various low-cost regions of the world
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional engineering teams to identify supply risks and cost opportunities related to product design

Desired skills

  • Experience creating and maintaining an efficient global supply chain for complicated electro-mechanical components and assemblies
  • Confidence to take risks, negotiates deals, manage expectations and help create a disciplined development process
  • BA/BS in a technical or business-related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain Management

 

Travel Requirements

Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process.

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