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Global Supply Manager, Capital Equipment

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Global Supply Manager supporting Capital Equipment. The Global Supply Manager manages all company business with a group of suppliers/general contractors and is the key internal interface with 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 life cycle.

The Role:

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing 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 and technical considerations
  • Thoroughly negotiate favorable contracts including equipment pricing, tooling, development, timing, spare parts, and payment terms
  • Work with suppliers and Manufacturing to manage facility design changes and impacts
  • Manage supplier development and equipment timelines, part availability for prototype builds/start of production and develop solutions to delays or problems that arise
  • Maintain overall supplier relationships and act as point of contact for all commercial issues, including internal report-outs summarizing sourcing status, availability and cost status
  • Ownership of key supplier relationships and activities, both strategic and tactical, through the entire life cycle of company projects, from initial sourcing through development, tooling and industrialization phases as well as product launch and ongoing business management
  • Work closely with Engineering and Manufacturing during the design phase to ensure manufacturability and capital equipment opportunities are balanced
  • Travel 15-25% to visit suppliers to perform business and program reviews

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or supply chain discipline, MBA, plus 4 years minimum Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Engineering experience related to capital equipment or product assembly processes
  • Understanding of automotive assembly processes. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: general construction (assembly plant), general/part assembly, battery assembly, powertrain assembly, body shop, robots, dispense, fastening systems or paint lines
  • Product launch experience…you did not just sit behind a desk and source. Time spent working with engineering, manufacturing, and quality to develop proposals. Candidate must be one that will actively work with the supplier and manufacturing as the equipment is built, tested, and installed
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality principles
  • 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 and program management capabilities
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively
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