Global Supply Manager (f/m/d)

Global Supply Manager (f/m/d)

We are currently looking for a Global Supply Manager, to engage cross-functionally with Suppliers, Cruise Engineering and Program Management teams to ensure our (not limited to) radar programs are optimally sourced and at the best value for Cruise.  We need GSMs who know how to creatively develop partnerships with key suppliers and reduce the inherent cost structure of our key modules and components.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop partnerships with the world’s best Suppliers and source our key modules and components to the right Suppliers in order to obtain a win-win situation
  • Be the main point of contact for our San Francisco team for GSM-related issues
  • Accurately capture and drive down our programs’ material costs
  • Work cross-functionally to identify opportunities for cost reductions together with our San Francisco team
  • Develop accurate and aggressive should-costs and price targets
  • Drive to meet targets and continuously communicate status to stakeholders and company leadership
  • Review and optimize spending for engineering design and development, capital equipment, production tooling
  • Partner closely with our Legal Team to draft and finalize legal agreements such as SOWs, Eval Agreements, License Agreements and Development contracts
  • Work closely together with our Program Management Organization, particularly in the areas of program schedules, manufacturing releases, compliance and regulatory needs as well as production line and testing ramp up
  • Work closely with our Industrial Engineering to clarify the technical questions and issues well in advance

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferably Business Administration/Engineering
  • Several years of experience managing contract manufacturers, electronics suppliers, or semiconductor fabricators and/or autonomous driving sensor suppliers (Radar, Lidar, Cameras etc)
  • In-depth experience working on legal agreements
  • Profound experience working closely with an engineering organization in product development
  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage cross-functionally with Engineering, Program Management and Legal teams
  • Demonstrated skill in working with Suppliers to achieve a win-win for both Cruise and its partners and in developing strategic partnerships with Suppliers.
  • Experience with detailed BOM cost breakdowns and analysis, identifying opportunities across commodities, negotiating with component suppliers for BOM cost savings.
  • Experience of global sourcing and/or global procurement
  • Experience of supplier development
  • Advanced Excel proficiency 
  • Professional business English
  • Potential travel 25%+ within Germany and Europe

Nice to have:

  • MBA or MS in an engineering field
  • Previous Manufacturing/Supply Chain experience
  • Previous experience in a Purchasing environment in an Automotive OEM
  • Previous Cost Engineering experience

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

  • Competitive salary including a performance bonus
  • Capital accumulating benefits
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Membership in the Body & Soul fitness studio
  • Free counseling for health and wellbeing
  • Weekly English courses during working hours
  • Modern technology and modern equipped offices
  • Free parking in our garage
  • Subsidized canteen near the office
  • Free daily muesli buffet, fresh fruit, tea and coffee to keep you energized