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Senior Global Supply Manager, Electromechanical Systems

Company: Form Energy, Inc.
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to build America's clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as "One of the Best Inventions of 2023" for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a "Top Climate Tech Company to Watch". We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it's a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company's history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you've come to the right place.Role DescriptionForm Energy is hiring a highly skilled supply chain professional to develop and execute the sourcing strategy for battery systems-level components to be used in Form's pioneering iron-air battery systems. This role reports to the Sr. Manager of Global Supply Management (GSM). As part of our GSM team, you will be involved in researching markets, identifying and engaging with suppliers, developing and executing sourcing strategies, and managing key supplier relationships in collaboration with key cross-functional teams. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission! What you'll do:

  • Own the Systems-level component category, and build and maintain partnerships with our strategic suppliers to support our Gen 1 energy storage system scale-up; the Systems-level BOM includes electrical parts such as circuit breakers, load centers, sensors, and wiring etc, as well as mechanical components such as pumps, heaters, conduit, etc.
  • Act as the primary contact with suppliers on contract and pricing negotiations, development and production lead times, escalations and resolution
  • Drive commercial cost negotiations with suppliers based on cost-models and analyses of current market conditions to ensure Form receives best-in-class pricing
  • Monitor current market conditions and technology roadmaps to proactively identify and address any supply challenges and future-proof our sourcing strategy for the Systems category
  • Collaborate closely with Form's Leadership, Supply Chain, Engineering and Strategic Supply teams to define and drive execution of Form's Systems sourcing strategyWhat you'll bring:
    • At least 4 years of strategic sourcing and/or category management experience in a fast-paced, highly fluid environment
    • Deep expertise managing procurement for bulk-purchased off-the-shelf and customized components for use in in battery systems or other similar products
    • Outstanding data evaluation and analysis skills
    • Excellent communication skills; experience presenting clear recommendations to leadership to drive strategic and operational decision making
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approx. 30% of the time
    • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline #LI-Hybrid#LI-KK1Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy's culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.When it comes to you and your family's health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.

Keywords: Form Energy, Inc., Berkeley , Senior Global Supply Manager, Electromechanical Systems, Accounting, Auditing , Berkeley, California

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