Senior Global Supply Manager - Optical and Scanning Commodity Management



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023
About us:
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security, and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions.
Role Overview:
As Sr. Global Supply Manager, you will be responsible for developing the supplier strategy and providing commercial and technical support to the development of optical and scanning related components from development through to production.

What you'll do:

  • Develop sourcing strategies to ensure suppliers are capable of meeting Aeva's current and future technical and business requirements for optical and scanning related components
  • Manage commercial discussions and strategic deal terms including IP rights
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to bring to market best in class optical components as part of Aeva’s overall product roadmap

What you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering related field or equivalent experience
  • A deep technical understanding of commodity management for optical and scanning related components including demonstrated experience working cross-functionally to influence decisions and get alignment on technical documents such as RFIs, ERS’ and SOWs
  • Demonstrated expertise in cost structures and should-cost analysis
  • Established executive network with suppliers producing optical and scanning related components
  • Extensive experience negotiating complex IP and supply agreements with global suppliers
  • 5 years of commodity management experience

Nice to have:

  • Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly with a strong interest in technology and/or operations
  • Postgraduate degree in a Business or Engineering related field
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 20% based on business needs

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team
  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful stock grants
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching time cards