Strategic Sourcing Manager
Direct Procurement
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

501-1,000 employees

Designer & manufacturer of AVs
Company Overview
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. The company is commercializing a world-class driverless system that is building the future of the automotive industry.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • Minimum 5 years of Procurement experience working in an Automotive (OEM/Tier1) or high-tech manufacturing industry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other related field
  • Management of a global supply base, supporting multiple worldwide manufacturing locations
  • Ability to lead strategic sourcing, vendor development/management, RFX events, advanced sourcing, new product introduction, pricing and terms negotiations
  • Must be familiar with and able to negotiate key legal terms as it pertains to Development and Production agreements
  • Ability to navigate and manage internal relationships across a cross functional team including Finance, Engineering, and Program Management
  • Full understanding of Automotive Advance Product Quality Planning activities and the Production Part Approval Process per AIAG standards
  • In-depth knowledge of the Source to Pay process
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, including the ability to present frequently to Senior Leadership teams
  • Develop and maintain a sourcing strategy for the assigned commodities in coordination with business stakeholders to meet current and future product requirements
  • Manage the strategic vendor relationship as the primary commercial point of contact for Motional and each supplier
  • Understand the technology roadmap of critical suppliers and communicate throughout the organization with a formal commodity strategy
  • Partners with Engineering, Program Management, and Supplier Quality to ensure suppliers are meeting program milestones, delivering material on-time, fulfilling quality requirements, and following proper change management procedure to maintain control of costs
  • Tracks the BOM cost for assigned components as the program/design progresses towards serial production
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to the organization for matters pertaining to component cost including savings opportunities, supplier strategy/capabilities, VA/VE and lean manufacturing
  • Manages and resolves issues with commercial terms or supply chain issues, escalating to leadership based on severity
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced higher education such as a Master's Degree in Business
  • Autonomous vehicle industry or Fortune 100 manufacturing company experience
  • 5-10 years in a Strategic Sourcing role managing complex and highly technical commodities; Lidar, Cameras, Radars, etc
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering prints and 3D CAD models
  • Cost modeling and estimation for material and manufacturing costs
  • Leading component cost reduction activities through Lean Manufacturing initiatives and VA/VE