Global Commodity Manager at Molekule

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"Best Places to Work 2019" -SF Business Times
Molekule is a San Francisco-based science and clean technology start-up that has developed a fundamentally new approach to cleaning air. Molekule uses nanotechnology to break down and completely eliminate pollutants on a molecular level. Allergens, bacteria, viruses, mold and airborne chemicals are converted into harmless elements that are meant to be in the air. We’ve already seen our technology change lives. Our customers regularly report reduced allergy symptoms, better sleep quality and improvement in air quality indoors.
We believe that healthy lifestyles start by improving something you do every second of everyday, breathe. We’re looking for people who are passionate about health, science, and technology and are excited to build products that fundamentally improve our everyday lives. Come help us build the next generation of air purification technology! 
Molekule is looking for a Global Commodity Manager who will collaborate cross functionally to develop the supply chain and sourcing strategies for packaging, soft goods, and electrical commodities. In this role, you'll be responsible for the execution of these strategies, including effective assessment and evaluation of potential new suppliers, supplier selection, contract and cost negotiations as well as ongoing supplier management. As part of the ongoing commodity management, you will understand market aspects and be recognized as a global industry expert within Molekule.

What you'll work on:

  • Manage the development and implementation of procurement initiatives. Interface with cross functional teams to support new product development strategies, optimizing material selection to drive best cost, predictable availability, and quality. 
  • Support strategic sourcing strategies and develop/maintain supplier relationships. 
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams in accordance with the commodity strategy to drive supplier selection and overall commodity strategy management
  • Develop cost models and understanding of key cost drivers.
  • Work with Engineering leaders and Supplier Quality Engineering to integrate supplier performance requirements into all suppliers.
  • Ensure continuity of supply, support clear to build, drive necessary and timely action for potential supply issues.
  • Interface with suppliers, contract manufacturers, and internal cross functional teams to ensure flawless execution and support all business goals and objectives.

Who we're looking for:

  • A minimum of 5 years of materials, supply chain or commodity management experience
  • Experience managing packaging commodities and working cross functionally with Brand, ID, and Product.
  • Experience managing electrical commodities and working cross functionally with engineering.
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated cross functional leadership.
  • Understanding of Principles of Sourcing Strategy and Supply Chain Management.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity.
  • BS/BA degree; MBA a plus.

We are Molekule and we’re changing air purification. Molekule uses 25 years of breakthrough science to destroy airborne pollutants, delivering clean air. Our mission isn’t just making air purifiers, but cleaning the air everywhere. It’s a lofty goal, but that's why we need you.
Molekule Values:
Humility
"Check your ego at the door."
Determination & Grit
"We believe in what we're doing. That's why we persevere through problems."
Ownership
"We roll up our sleeves, do the work, own the outcomes, and are proud of our contributions (no matter the size)."
Community
"We're all in this together."
Passion
"We're devoted to changing the world for the better."
Growth Mindset
"I know that I don't know everything, there's always more to learn. I learn from my mistakes."
Communication
"My communications are candid, effective, respectful, and assuming good intentions."
Organizational Philosophy:
Every great accomplishment is the result of a team working in harmony, not just of individuals. We believe teamwork and a sense of egalitarian responsibility is fundamental to building a great organization.
The objective of all organizational processes is to turn our organization into something scalable, repeatable, and efficient that reflects our culture.
Molekule is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Company will also not discharge, or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against, any employee who discloses their own wages, discusses the wages of others, inquires about another employee’s wages, or aids or encourages any other employee to do the same. The Company is not obligated to disclose wages.
Applicants with disabilities may e-mail [email protected] or text or call 415.439.0018, to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.

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Location

1301 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

What are Molekule Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Molekule partners with Black & Brown Founders and Black Girls CODE.
Partners with Nonprofits
Molekule partners with Black & Brown Founders and Black Girls CODE.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Molekule's Catalyst group focuses on building Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our CEO is a woman of color, in addition to female and people of color managers and directors in technical and non-technical roles.
Unconscious bias training
Our Unconscious bias training is coupled with our Harassment Prevention Training, and weaved throughout our on-boarding training and everyday work.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary.
Dental Benefits
Molekule's dental insurance policy covers up to 100% of premium costs, including family plans!
Vision Benefits
Molekule's vision insurance policy covers up to 100% of premium costs, including family plans!
Health Insurance Benefits
Molekule's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of premium costs, including family plans!
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance coverage amount is $50,000, with an option to supplement.
Pet Insurance
Molekule provides employees the option to purchase pet insurance policies.
Team workouts
We have weekly yoga and meditation sessions!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Contributions and matching are effective immediately!
401(K) Matching
Molekule will match 100% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's salary.
Company Equity
Molekule offers every full-time exempt and non-exempt employee stock options, including vesting over a four-year period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We allow qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price after the scheduled vesting period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Molekule provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Molekule supports parental leave in the instance of adoption.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month.
Parking
We offer employees paid on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Molekule has dog friendly office.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

All new employees receive a Molekule unit and employee discount codes.

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