Sr. Manager, Global Commodity Systems

at 
Proterra
Posted on 
24 Jan
JOB CATEGORY

About the Role – You will:

  • Drive parts availability (to source) from item master to PO assuring proper Oracle setup
  • Source parts at 95%+ OTTS (on time to source) within two weeks of ECO release and outside of supplier lead time, supporting New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Utilize Oracle for part setup and planning
  • Analyze commodity volume for contracting opportunities and negotiate pricing agreements with key suppliers
  • Support cost reduction initiatives to decrease bill of material cost through such activities as market research, best cost country sourcing, analyzation, optimization and negotiation
  • Review and provide feedback to Engineering on ECO’s with respect to supplier cut-in, inventory on hand, and technical issues
  • Support the leaders of Supplier Chain through a balance of cost, quality and delivery
  • Solicit suppliers for their Buy America Certificates, DBE, USMCA, and other certifications for compliance
  • Focus on supplier performance improvement to support delivery and capacity ramp up at our facilities

About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Sourcing team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allows us do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest level of service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our customers, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Sourcing team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Sourcing Manager and collaborate with other Sourcing team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and external customers.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent experience
- Experience with metal fabrication/manufacturing.
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing
- Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Strong knowledge or understanding of ERP system (i.e., Oracle)
- Experience with research, analyze and negotiation
- Experience managing multiple projects

You might also have:
- MBA or Supply Chain Management certification or in progress

Travel: 15 - 20%
#LI-Remote

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Description

About the Role – You will:

  • Drive parts availability (to source) from item master to PO assuring proper Oracle setup
  • Source parts at 95%+ OTTS (on time to source) within two weeks of ECO release and outside of supplier lead time, supporting New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Utilize Oracle for part setup and planning
  • Analyze commodity volume for contracting opportunities and negotiate pricing agreements with key suppliers
  • Support cost reduction initiatives to decrease bill of material cost through such activities as market research, best cost country sourcing, analyzation, optimization and negotiation
  • Review and provide feedback to Engineering on ECO’s with respect to supplier cut-in, inventory on hand, and technical issues
  • Support the leaders of Supplier Chain through a balance of cost, quality and delivery
  • Solicit suppliers for their Buy America Certificates, DBE, USMCA, and other certifications for compliance
  • Focus on supplier performance improvement to support delivery and capacity ramp up at our facilities

About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Sourcing team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allows us do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest level of service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our customers, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Sourcing team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Sourcing Manager and collaborate with other Sourcing team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and external customers.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent experience
- Experience with metal fabrication/manufacturing.
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing
- Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Strong knowledge or understanding of ERP system (i.e., Oracle)
- Experience with research, analyze and negotiation
- Experience managing multiple projects

You might also have:
- MBA or Supply Chain Management certification or in progress

Travel: 15 - 20%
#LI-Remote

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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