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Global Supply Manager, Interior Trim

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Global Supply Manager supporting Interior Trim.  The Global Supply Manager manages all company business with a group of suppliers and is the key internal interface with Design, Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Quality and Manufacturing to deliver world-class products on time and cost-effectively.  The Global Supply Manager must identify, develop, and manage the Global Supply Chain. He or she will help establish our global supply chain strategy, support cross-functional teams during the development and industrialization phases and drive sound business decisions throughout the product lifecycle.

The Role:

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Design and Supplier Quality to identify potential suppliers with the right qualifications to meet Lucid’s expectations and timeline
  • Create RFQs, review, analyze and clarify quotations from suppliers and develop sound sourcing and business recommendations balancing cost, quality, lead-time, technical considerations, and manufacturing location
  • Thoroughly negotiate favorable contracts including parts pricing, tooling costs and Engineering Services (NRE / EDT)
  • Work with suppliers and Engineering to release parts into production and issue POs for Prototype Parts and Prototype/Production Tooling
  • Manage supplier development and tooling timelines, part availability for prototype builds/start of production and develop solutions to delays or problems that arise
  • Manage design changes and cost changes as the overall design matures
  • Work with key stakeholders across Lucid management to drive decisions with business case analysis presentations
  • Maintain overall supplier relationships and act as the point of contact for all commercial issues, including internal report-outs summarizing sourcing status, parts availability and cost status
  • Travel 15-25% to visit suppliers to perform business and program reviews

Qualifications:

  • 4 years minimum Purchasing, Supply Chain, or Engineering experience related to Chassis / Suspension systems or processes
  • Understanding of Interior Trim and extensive experience in sourcing two or more of the following Interior commodities: Instrument Panel, Center Console, Door trim, Pillar Trim, NVH, Air vents, Ambient Lighting, Wood and Chrome Décor
  • Understanding in manufacturing processes supporting interior trim (ex. Injection molding, Compression Molding, Leather/Synthetic/Textile wrapping, painting, chroming, mechanisms, safety/restraints, etc…)
  • Product launch experience preferred
  • Understanding of quality principles, product development processes, and data analysis. Able to show teamwork to resolve problems and a thought process to drive successful solutions
  • A scrappy attitude to accomplish difficult tasks sometimes with incomplete or missing information
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and hands-on execution. Creative, calculated risk taker with the ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational, program management capabilities and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical, supply chain or finance discipline
  • MBA a plus
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