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Head of Sourcing & Procurement
Updated on 3/24/2023
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 15 years minimum of supply chain development experience in sourcing and procurement with materials management, indirect, and indirect procurement
  • A strong engineering background in product development
  • 5 years minimum managing teams of managers, senior managers, and individual contributors
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related areas
  • Ability to travel to supplier locations
  • Advanced analytical/negotiation skills
  • Ability to toggle between strategic and detail oriented thinking
  • Tenacious problem solving and issue resolution skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence across multiple functional teams
  • Flexibility to adapt to dynamic and rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capable of working in multinational environments
  • Driven and motivated by accomplishing extraordinary objectives
  • Lead and develop a high functioning team responsible for Wing Sourcing and Procurement
  • Engage and own the commercial relationship with manufacturing and service providers
  • Responsible for cost negotiations, continuity of supply/service, and risk management
  • Drive operational and cost efficiencies through process or design change
  • Thrive in a rapidly changing environment and constantly drive excellence across their own responsibilities and that of team members and partners
  • Leverage strategic internal relationships to effectively collaborate with stakeholders. Make smart decisions with the information available, think and stay focused under pressure
  • Scale new and existing manufacturing partners and execute creative and strategic commercial deals to achieve goals around total cost, supply, quality
  • Identify new technology solutions and services to enable the next generation road map for software & flight automation (including software, data, professional services)
Desired Qualifications
  • Master or advanced degree in engineering, business or related areas

51-200 employees

Drone delivery service
Company Overview
Wing drone delivery is a convenient service that allows you to shop in your city and support local business.