Procurement Manager


Posted on 5/4/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Autonomous systems with AI-powered defense technology

Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning


Newport Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role managing direct materials procurement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful procurement strategies and delivering cost savings.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills with experience in complex deal structuring.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with a commitment to developing team members.
  • Deep understanding of supply chain dynamics, including supplier evaluation, quality assurance, and risk management.
  • Proficiency in procurement software, ERP systems, and data analysis tools.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive direct materials procurement strategy that aligns with the company's business objectives and operational requirements.
  • Lead, manage, and develop the procurement team to ensure professional growth and operational excellence.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, managing negotiations, contracts, and long-term agreements to secure favorable terms and ensure a reliable supply of materials.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives and implement best practices in procurement to achieve financial targets and improve efficiency.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, engineering, quality, and finance, to understand material requirements and ensure alignment with production schedules and quality standards.
  • Conduct market analysis to stay informed about industry trends, supply market conditions, and emerging risks that may impact material availability and costs.
  • Implement robust supplier performance evaluation and risk management processes to ensure high service levels and mitigate supply chain disruptions.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and corporate policies related to procurement and materials management.
  • Utilize an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and other advanced tools to measure and report on procurement performance, making data-driven decisions to optimize operations.
  • Problem solve and remove obstacles for your team and internal and external partners. Know how to think critically and engage the right teams to help.
  • Communicate effectively to keep internal and external teams informed at all times. Use the necessary channels (Slack, email, meetings) to ensure stakeholders understand what needs to be accomplished and when.
  • Be a team player where no task is too small. Be willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Embrace the startup life.

Anduril Industries is a leading developer of autonomous systems for defense applications, utilizing their proprietary Lattice OS to enhance command and control capabilities. Their focus on modular and scalable hardware makes them a competitive and adaptable player in the defense industry. A career here offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology in a dynamic environment that prioritizes innovation and strategic solutions for complex challenges.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Full Family Health Coverage

16 Weeks Paid Leave for All Caregivers

Family Planning & Support

Incentivized Time Off

Mental Health Resources

Financial Planning

Unlimited Provisions

Professional Development