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Sourcing Manager- Battery Technology at Proterra, Inc.

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Burlingame, California

Job Description:

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive sourcing support to Proterra’s Director of Sourcing and other site leadership team members. In this position, you will be responsible for strategic supplier management at Proterra.  You will also oversee the Supply Chain readiness for battery technology programs for either packs, modules, cell and non-cell. You will work closely with materials, engineering, and production to execute to the timelines of such programs. 

About the Role- You will:

  • Lead Commercial relationship for the supply base on either modules, packs, cell, non-cell and Proterra Charging systems suppliers and partners

  • This position will be heavy on program management battery and Charging supply

  • Manager will lead SC efforts to support +9 Variants and 12 product launches

  • Manager will be involved Stage 0 and earlier discussions to assure the commercial side is supporting from the inception of the program.

  • Support the Energy system supplier partner strategy and support the customer service field and infrastructure teams with existing suppliers

  • Support complexity and multiple configurations – Every series contract, for example, adds another configuration

  • Support cost down initiatives with engineering and finance teams by design modifications, resourcing and pure negotiations with supply base

  • Collaborate with Battery engineering on new product development activities to support projects, align design with our strategic supply base, and deliver products on time and at or below cost

  • Ensure on time supply chain execution for all Battery technology programs

  • In charge for sourcing deliverables in stage gate project development with engineering

  • Maintain knowledge of market industry trends within area of expertise and communicate potential impact on business.

  • Monitor supplier market characteristics regularly; identifies opportunities resulting from market shifts and takes advantage of such shifts.

  • Develop reports that measure performance and drive change throughout the supply chain.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Sourcing team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.

  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.

  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.

  • We treat each other with respect and always try to have a little fun every day!

  • This position will be part of the Sourcing team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.

  • You will report to the Director, Sourcing and collaborate with other Sourcing team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.

  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent English communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering (or equivalent experience)

  • 1 – 5 years’ of experience in Engineering or high-tech industry

  • 1 – 5 years’ of experience in Project/Program management in industry or academic coursework

  • Strong in MS Office Software

  • Strong knowledge of ERP systems in academic or industry setting

  • Previous experience or alternatively, a special combination of education and industry experience in the areas of program management, manufacturing.

  • Ability to create and report key performance indicators for projects. Track and clearly communicate progress by program.

  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships to collaboratively execute business strategies

  • Strong analytical, mathematical, reasoning, problem solving and organizational and project management skills

You might also have:

  • Master of Science/Management (Preferred but not needed) or any other advanced degree

  • Previous Electric vehicle industry and charging system experience

  • Academic coursework or Industry experience in Financial accounting and Negotiations



Location: West Coast (City of Industry or Burlingame)

Travel: 25-%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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