This position will provide comprehensive strategic supplier management support
to Proterra's Director, Strategic Sourcing , and other site leadership
team members. You will be responsible for strategic supplier management of
assigned commodities/spend categories for Proterra. The Sr Sourcing Manager
will work closely with materials/warehouse, logistics, manufacturing,
engineering, and finance to develop and implement comprehensive sourcing
strategies to support the Proterra business plan. Additionally, this position
will work on leverage and synergy of opportunities with the Proterra multiple
manufacturing sites, focusing on common commodities and suppliers.
About the Role – You will:
Lead a team of Global Supply Managers to source new products and ensure
timely material incoming for Battery and Proterra powered business
Identify, qualify and audit new suppliers for Proterra's business needs by
performing market research and Preparation and execution of RFQ process,
cost analysis, onsite supplier audit, T&C negotiation for all new products
and present it in sourcing council for top management approval
Lead Contract/LTA negotiations and compliance, all while ensuring cost,
quality, capacity, delivery and capability are met and sustained.
Drive 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
Evaluate current spend and supplier data and identify improvement
opportunities and new idea projects.
Support to manufacturing site requirements by expediting material from
suppliers and making sure that the parts are on time for the production
Ensure on-time supply chain execution for all Battery NPI projects from
sourcing new parts to the material on time to build at the right cost,
quality, and in line with the overall commodity strategy
In charge of sourcing deliverables in stage-gate project development with
Ensure Inventory material targets are met for the Battery commodity
Project and/or Program Manager activities, leading projects to meet
objectives and drive operational results.
Identify areas of risk within the supply chain; implement appropriate
Maintain knowledge of market industry trends within area of expertise and
communicate the potential impact on business.
Monitor supplier market characteristics regularly; identify opportunities
resulting from market shifts and take advantage of such shifts.
Review, prioritize, schedule, and expedite the delivery of material
components to meet target dates and prevent production shortages.
Analyze and release purchase orders using approved/qualified suppliers for
materials and tooling as needed for plant requirements.
Provide supply chain management control information by collecting,
analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Develop reports that measure performance and drive change throughout the
Resolve unclear packing slips, invoices, and memorandums to ensure prompt
availability of material and timely payments to vendors.
Be able to influence others on changes to 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
We strive to provide the highest level of 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
This position will be part of the Sourcing team that supports Proterra's
Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
You will report to the Director of Strategic Sourcing and collaborate
with other Sourcing team members located at our headquarters in
Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facility in Greer, SC
Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques
to influence at all levels of the organization.
Customer-focused attitude, with a high level of professionalism and
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)
5+ years of experience in global supply chain and strategic sourcing for
Strong in MS Office Software
Strong knowledge of ERP systems
Ability to create and report key performance indicators for projects
Ability to build relationships and partnerships to collaboratively execute
Strong analytical, mathematical, reasoning, problem-solving and
organizational and project management skills
You might also have:
Master of Science/Management (Preferred) or any other advanced degree
Previous Electric vehicle industry experience
3D CAD knowledge to understand engineering drawings
1 – 5 years' of experience in engineering or high-tech industry
1 – 5 years' of experience in Project/Program management
Experience in Financial accounting
Proven track record on cost reductions initiatives and contract
Travel: 0 - 40%
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).