Director – Supply Chain

Posted on 5/14/2024

Harbinger Motors

Harbinger Motors

51-200 employees

Electrifies medium-duty commercial vehicles

Industrial & Manufacturing


Westminster, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering field, Business Administration, Supply Chain or a related field
  • 10 years of experience as a Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Supervisor, Commodity Director, Supplier Development Engineer, or in a related job title or occupation
  • 8 years of procurement and supply chain experience in the automotive industry
  • 5 years of experience in change management
  • 5 years of experience forming partnerships with suppliers
  • 5 years of experience devising short-term and long-term Procurement and Supply Chain strategies
  • 5 years of experience developing and managing a team and influencing senior leaders
  • 5 years of experience in supply chain project management
  • 3 years of experience overseeing procurement and supply chain management for electrical vehicle parts
  • 3 years of experience managing the optimization of the production chain for the manufacture of electric vehicles
  • 3 years of experience applying engineering principles to oversee and manage overall supply chain, logistics strategy and operations
  • 3 years of experience in procurement strategy development and implementation, supply based management and supplier relationship management
  • 3 years of experience partnering with finance and legal on contract negotiations as they relate to vehicle supply chain commodities and the production chain
  • Recruit, build and develop a strategic, high-performing Purchasing team
  • Develop, maintain, and optimize procurement strategy, policies, procedures, and systems
  • Oversee Request for Information, Request for Quote, and Request for Proposal processes
  • Establish successful business relations and partnerships with suppliers
  • Identify potential suppliers that meet Approved Supplier Criteria
  • Lead supplier negotiations on part price, tooling expenditure, and more
  • Provide analysis of total direct material spend data
  • Recommend solutions to business problems and present ideas to senior leadership
  • Empower team, lead by example, and communicate clearly to stakeholders
  • Support business planning initiatives and milestone attainment
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Support Purchasing team in achieving favorable contracts
  • Up to 20% domestic/international travel
  • Ability to work from home (WFH) one day a week

Harbinger Motors is dedicated to electrifying the commercial vehicle industry with a driver-focused chassis architecture, featuring autonomous-ready drive-by-wire steering and enhanced vehicle ergonomics to improve safety, driver experience, and productivity. The company utilizes proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies to meet the increasing demand for electrification in the medium-duty commercial vehicle sector.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Gardena, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth