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Senior Global Supply Manager, Cathode Components

Somerville, Ma, Berkeley, Ca
3 months ago
Full time role

Company

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 
Role Description
As Form transforms the grid, we are looking for a Sr. Global Supply Manager to directly enable our multi-day energy storage technology commercialization and scale up. This person will be responsible for developing and managing the global supply chain of critical cathode components used in Form’s pioneering air-breathing battery. They will establish sourcing and scale up strategies informed by cost, performance, risk, and industry analyses, deliver shrewd insight based on a deep understanding of Form’s technical and commercial needs, and guide thoughtful decision making to ensure delivery of high quality, low cost components that meet aggressive performance, cost, and timeline requirements.
This person will be both the internal and external point of contact for sourcing and procurement of these critical components. The successful candidate will rely on their combination of business acumen and technical depth to bring quantitative oversight and process-oriented approaches to the sourcing of these components, while developing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors alike. This position is part of the rapidly growing Supply Chain organization, and will report to the Manager, Global Supply Management. It will work very closely with Advanced Development, Engineering, Operations, and Finance teams


What you'll do:

  • Define and optimize cost, performance, and commercial targets for air electrode materials and components, including metal meshes, by working closely with engineering, development, and product teams
  • Be the internal commercial expert by developing clear strategies and roadmaps for supply and scale up of materials, components, and manufacturing processes 
  • Own relationships with robust supplier pools that you identify and develop that are capable of delivering to Form’s needs
  • Analyze manufacturing investments by modeling capital requirements, lead times, production processes and capacities
  • Deliver favorable terms that optimize costs, lead times, and risk to Form, by managing the end-to-end process from supplier identification through RFQ’s, qualification, negotiation, and contracting 
  • Ensure Form is working with best-in-class suppliers by rigorously analyzing component and manufacturing cost structures, developing should-cost models, performing risk analyses, forecasting industry trends, and leveraging your own expertise 
  • Regularly report on sourcing status, progress, cost trajectories, capacity plans, and risks

What you'll bring:

  • 3+ years professional experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, engineering, or quality management, with strong preference for experience with electrolysis or electrochemical device electrodes (e.g. fuel cells, batteries, chlor-alkali production)
  • Quantitative, analytical, data-driven decision maker with a high attention to detail
  • Track record of driving projects to completion, delivering results, and bringing new products to market 
  • Motivated by difficult problems, excited to collaborate across organizations, and seeking individual responsibility 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize efforts, and effectively communicate progress and strategic roadmaps
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, business, finance, or other quantitative discipline
  • Must be able to work in the US and travel globally as necessary

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Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

View Company Profile