Director of Supply Chain Operations

about 1 year ago
Full time role
San Francisco, CA, US... more
San Francisco, CA, US... more

Job Description

Our Mission  

SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. Additionally, an expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Director of Supply Chain Operations who will lead and direct all facets of supply chain for SPAN including, but not limited to, build plan and capacity management, material and build forecasting, supplier management, order fulfillment, logistics and inventory management, sustaining material and spend oversight, and strategic risk buy and buffer strategies.  This position will provide leadership and direction on a cross functional basis.

In this position, you will be:

  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with global supply chain partners to ensure supply continuity, material readiness, and overall supply performance (to include leading engagements, negotiations, supply agreements and quarterly business reviews).

  • Communicating regular forecasts to CM’s and suppliers to support driving production and inventory targets.

  • Overseeing the planning, management, and coordination of all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies needed to meet production demands.

  • Managing the supplier tiering and risk rating process for the company.

  • Managing the logistics strategy to include vendors and routes to optimize for cost, and maintain oversight for material inventory levels by location, and material movement as required to support customer or production demand.

  • Leading the supply chain team in executing best practices and measuring performance through agreed upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Responsible for end-to-end purchasing support for SPAN to include PO requests, accuracy and invoicing.

  • Partnering with the SPAN finance team to monitor spend against budgets as well as providing forecasted spend analysis.  Supporting the visibility of inventory exposure and material costs across the supply chain.

  • Leading efforts to reduce operating costs and increasing efficiency throughout the supply chain.

  • Helping SPAN counterparts in driving quality improvements with CM’s and suppliers.

About You

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a highly capable Director of Supply Chain Operations who has:

  • 15+ years of well-rounded experience in various supply chain functions, including manufacturing, material management, planning, inventory and logistics

  • BA or BS in engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent experience

  • The ability to think strategically with confidence and speed in execution

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem solve

  • Background with product lifecycle management and MRP/ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, Salesforce).  Advanced experience in spreadsheets and similar analysis/planning tools

  • Demonstrated strong communication, excellent analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies

Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has:

  • An advanced degree (Masters or MBA preferred)

  • Experience working at a startup and in new product launch environments

  • A demonstrated ability to develop supplier strategies that yield long-term success in rapidly growing supply chain environments

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $172,000 - $235,000 plus benefits, equity and variable compensation for Sales-related roles. This range represents SPAN’s good faith estimate of competitively-priced salary for the role based on national, real-time industry data from companies of a similar growth stage. This range reflects minimum and maximum new hire salaries for the role across US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by location and individual factors including relevant skills, experience and education or training. This range correlates to the relative level of the candidate we believe we need for the role and may require an adjustment for candidates of a different level. 

Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the location this role is based during the hiring process. 

Life at SPAN

SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. 

We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN.

The Perks:

⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company

⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance)

⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit

⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs)

⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO

Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

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