Procurement Manager

Cambridge, MA

The team

Superpedestrian brings together a team of extraordinary people for one vision: transforming urban mobility. Our first move? Pedal power. We have an exclusive license to MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel, thousands of pre-order sales and backing from tier-one venture capital investors. Together, our team is now bringing the Wheel to the masses.

The Copenhagen Wheel is an electronic assist robot that responds seamlessly to how you ride. It makes biking a breeze. To work with us, you don’t have to be the world’s most obsessed cyclist, but you should possess a strong desire to change the way people everywhere move about cities. We’re revolutionizing personal transit for a sustainable future.

It should be a no-brainer: Superpedestrian is an equal opportunity employer, with women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. We care about your skills and your character. If we think there’s a good fit, we will get in touch. So please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Who you are

Life at Superpedestrian is about creating the magic that people feel when they ride the Copenhagen Wheel. We are seeking a Procurement Manager with experience sourcing mechanical assemblies and components. You will be responsible for establishing relationships with vendors to secure the best value for goods purchased. You will develop and maintain a qualified supply base while understanding manufacturing trends and market influences. You will partner with Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, and Quality to identify the best sources for parts and assemblies in order to deliver qualified products to the manufacturing line.

What You’ll do:

  • Be responsible for purchasing all strategic and new items (other purchasing is handled by our Contract Manufacturers).
  • Identify, develop, implement, and maintain sourcing strategies and relationships for assigned categories using a global supply base.
  • Review product selections, evaluates supplier quotations, and validate compliance to engineering specifications in order to select the solutions that bring the most commercial value.
  • Work with Engineering, Manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers to develop cost models, target costs and low cost alternatives.
  • Organize and conduct pricing benchmarks and competitive analysis.
  • Drive programs to continuously improve the quality of goods from suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet Superpedestrian targets for cost reduction.
  • Actively resolve supplier delivery, quality or commercial issues.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is a must
  • Minimum of 6 years work experience in Commodity/Category Management, Procurement and/or Strategic Sourcing within a global organization
  • Experience in sourcing mechanical parts from suppliers in Asia
  • Extensive knowledge of prototype and production manufacturing techniques including rapid prototyping, machining, casting, forging, molding, stamping
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with procurement strategy and cost management best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to effectively work with global suppliers
  • Able to manage multiple projects and maintain focus at all times to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and projects is a plus
  • Previous work experience at both small and large companies is a plus
  • The ideal candidate has an interest in startups, disruptive innovation and a desire to use their experience to position Superpedestrian for exponential growth.

What you can expect

  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry
  • A competitive compensation and equity package as well as a 401(K) retirement savings plan
  • The choice of a wide range of health and dental insurance plans, a flexible spending account, short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours, casual dress code, and unlimited paid vacation
  • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future
  • A gorgeous, dog-friendly workspace in a beautifully renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, stocked with an embarrassingly wide range of hot sauces, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, weekly beer runs, and a bi-weekly running club

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