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Global Sourcing Manager

Apply Now Job ID 5121885003 Date posted 05/10/2022

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

Reporting to the Head of Partnerships, Procurement & Supply Chain, the role is responsible for the development and implementation of supply chain plans including strategic sourcing plans, make vs buy inputs, supplier/partner identification and selection, negotiating and closing high value long term agreements, supplier relationship management, supplier partnership and development as well as general contractual supplier support for all assigned Supernal engineering verticals. The position also manages projects/programs across the entire lifecycle, including proposal development, new product introduction, rate increase and mass production in order to meet quality, total cost, delivery, and inventory goals.

What you can do:

  • Leads the development and implementation of Supernal’s supply strategy including strategic sourcing & commodity plans simultaneously for assigned vertical(s) to achieve business requirements
  • Identifies, selects & develops strategic supplier partnerships to generate new supplier capability or competency to generate competitive advantage. Includes determining required investment in training & development
  • Supports and makes recommendations to facilitate Make vs Buy strategy decisions
  • Evaluates global market environment and makes recommendations for sourcing strategies
  • Develops channels of supply to achieve reduced lead time and inventory holding, increased quality and delivery, and therefore the lowest total cost
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Contract & pricing negotiation
  • Leadership of a cross functional team and ability to influence decision making at all levels of the business
  • Leads and mentors a team of direct reports

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of progressive experience in the field of manufacturing (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both internally & externally
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Excellent negotiating skills, combined with knowledge of procurement and contractual law is preferred
  • Good communication/organizational skills, and ability to understand complex regulations/procedures
  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite
  • Ability to lead and effectively prioritize multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities to understand and facilitate complex supply chain decision making over the strategic time window
  • Requires excellent working knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements, business systems and processes
  • Good understanding of supply chain networks, linkage, and flow
  • Proficiency with SAP and Ariba
  • Customer service orientation

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Automotive industries
  • 5 years of previous supervisory experience
  • MBA/MS
  • Certification in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and/or Program Management

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.



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