Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager
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501-1,000 employees

3D printing technology
Company Overview
Carbon is on a mission to enable creators everywhere to make what the world needs right now. Carbon develops 3D printing technology for enterprises.
Industrial & Manufacturing

Company Stage


Total Funding





Redwood City, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • Bachelors degree, MBA, or related experience
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in strategic sourcing or a related field
  • Strategic sourcing, financial and business opportunity analysis, comfort with legal frameworks and contract negotiation skills (development, supply, licensing, and service agreements)
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders, including C-level, engineering, legal, finance, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem-solve
  • Be self-directed and organized; able to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Propensity for problem solving skills and business acumen in a highly dynamic entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience at both mature and developing corporate environments a plus
  • Must have the unrestricted right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship
  • Possess a Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks and uncertainty
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization
  • Values Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way
  • Drives Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks
  • Applies Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions
  • Values Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies in support of Carbon's growth plan, focusing on Carbon's resin product line
  • Working closely with our manufacturing partners, identify and implement cost reduction strategies beyond the Tier I level in order to drive profitable volume growth
  • Establish and manage strategic supplier relationships at the executive level, including holding regular business reviews
  • Lead NPI engagement from the sourcing organization with the Carbon Materials and Product teams
  • Drive process improvement and efficiency across operations, including scenario planning for product and inventory strategies
  • Negotiate various agreements as needed with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, payment, warranty, and service terms
  • Formulate contingency plans to de-risk technical challenges, long lead time, single source, and any supply issues
  • Lead the day-to-day process of ensuring successful partnerships (milestone adherence, change order management, quality assurance, cost control, etc.) and build supplier performance assessments to support future sourcing decisions
  • Ensure optimal contract coverage in partnership with engineering and legal support
  • Identify sourcing alternatives to drive efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, and engineering changes
  • Proactively engage with engineering and finance stakeholders to refine and execute on the medium-term business and technology roadmap