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Business Operations Extern, Supply Chain - Spring 2023

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

Company

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 DescriptionWe are looking for a Business Operations Extern to directly enable Form’s multi-day energy storage technology development and scale-up. As part of our rapidly growing Supply Chain organization, you will report to the Staff Global Supply Manager and engage cross-functionally with many teams, including Engineering, Program Management, Site Operations, Finance, Advanced Manufacturing, and more. You will “wear many hats,” executing high priority projects across the Operations organization, including the Supply Chain, Site Operations, and Procurement functions. 
You will be responsible for synthesizing complex, evolving sets of data and information from both internal and external sources, and translating them into actionable tasks and outputs to support Form’s rapid development. You will have both internal and external touch-points with a multitude of stakeholders, while creating and executing strategies to drive productive supplier engagements, streamline business processes, drive down costs, and mitigate existential risks to Form. This is an opportunity to bring your quantitative rigor, creative thinking, and a gritty work ethic to solve complex problems across the company, while developing positive and productive relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors alike - ultimately making an impact on our mission to tackle climate change. 

What You'll Do:

  • Conduct market research, develop POVs, generate analyses, and create should-cost models for critical battery components to flag high-priority opportunities and supply risks
  • Develop holistic cost models and strategic risk assessments around Form’s product(s)
  • Maintain & improve robust tracking tools for relevant commodities and price indices
  • Identify, evaluate, onboard, and negotiate with suppliers across categories
  • Investigate and optimize inbound and outbound logistics pathways
  • Support Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) and policy analyses
  • Optimize and execute general business processes to maximize Form’s efficiency
  • Communicate insights to key stakeholders around Form, including upper management

What You'll Bring:

  • Quantitative, analytical, data-driven decision maker 
  • >2 years professional experience in consulting, supply chain, procurement, or mechanical engineering 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize efforts, and effectively communicate progress and strategic roadmaps
  • Superior analytical and verbal communication skills; high proficiency in Excel a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, supply chain, finance, engineering or other quantitative discipline
  • Must be able to work in the US and travel globally as necessary throughout the 4-6 months of externship



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.

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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