Senior Sourcing Specialist
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Sila Nanotechnologies

51-200 employees

EV Lithium-ion manufacturer
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
People & HR
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experienced buyer, sourcing specialist, commodity manager or supply chain manager within a strategic sourcing role for capital equipment
  • Background in sourcing new products, establishing supplier relationships and scaling operations in a manufacturing setting
  • Excellent negotiation and supplier performance management skills
  • Knowledge and experience using ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Sage X3
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel internationally and domestically at least one week per month if required
  • Establish a supply network that delivers a competitive advantage to Sila. The position is responsible for strategic supplier sourcing and supplier management for scaling our manufacturing operations
  • Develop supplier relationship strategies, including (but not limited to) negotiating contracts, pricing negotiation, delivery schedule, performance management, and governance
  • Ensure Sila and suppliers are aligned with technical and commercial requirements by working closely with Engineering, Legal, Quality Assurance, Finance, and Manufacturing
  • Initiate and present cost savings opportunities both from supply chain negotiation and engineering design changes
  • Identify and recommend key new suppliers, perform new supplier evaluations and ongoing supplier audits
  • Develop and manage key process indicators (KPIs) related to suppliers and drive formal supplier performance reviews
Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience sourcing custom engineered systems and/or capital equipment is a plus